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John Rivera
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Can someone explain what are the reasons to have two different color of blue for the french...

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?????

Been a long time since I had this game out, but I don't recall two blue colours for the French.
Do you have a picture?
 
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The light blue minatures are for the confederation of the Rhine, Bavaria, and the other German states when they allied with the french.
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Did you visit my www.kobudovenlo.nl? It has game info
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I thought guard / regular. But it's been a while...
 
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I use the light blue for any minor nations that aren't (yet) associated with any of the major nations.

Edit: and for militia
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I think the official rules are that they should be used to distinguish Ottoman core and auxillary units (from minors) as they behave differently.

As we have never actually had a player for Ottomans, we use light blue for light infantry and horse artillery for the French.

Edit: Misspellings
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Thank you for the information.

There has been few directives as to where the light blue units need to be assigned to and I will follow on these postings. Thank you.

Now if I can figure out where the white and black go, I should be ready for the game. Black is easy as per the history data since Prussians were using black uniforms, But if I use black for Prussia and Purple for
Turk, then the white goes to another minor nation, i suppose.

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The black and white figures weren't part of the game officially. They were most likely purchased as spare parts at the Eagle games website. There is an alternative rules set called Charge the Guns, that uses them. I recommend you look it up in the files section.
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I always thought the light blue figures were for invasions. Three militia spring up when there is an invasion.

Some of the other answers sound good as well.
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bluedionysius wrote:
I always thought the light blue figures were for invasions. Three militia spring up when there is an invasion.

Some of the other answers sound good as well.

There are cardboard counters for militia / irregular infantry. (Round ones with a pitchfork)
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The light Blue units are for Minors (Bavaria etc.). When conquered, the Conquerer may recruit in those countries, but will us his national color.
i.e. independent Bavaria defens with light blue units, if conquered by France, France will recruit dark blue units there.
This is a bit sad, because it had mor "Chrome" to use Light Blue as "French satellite" Colour...
Greetings frpm germany, Reinhard
 
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Reinhard Sabel wrote:
The light Blue units are for Minors (Bavaria etc.). When conquered, the Conquerer may recruit in those countries, but will us his national color.
i.e. independent Bavaria defens with light blue units, if conquered by France, France will recruit dark blue units there.
This is a bit sad, because it had mor "Chrome" to use Light Blue as "French satellite" Colour...
Greetings frpm germany, Reinhard

Since these troops only ever exist while the battle is going on, it doesn't really matter what color you use for them. (as long as it is not the same as the attacker obv.) As far as I remember, the army is not "remembered" if the attacker should loose the battle. In other words you roll up a new army on the table each time a neutral minor is attacked.

I think reserving a whole color for this purpose is silly when you could use them to avoid those fiddly light infantry & horse artillery counters (for the French).

Actually, we also took light blue wheels off the canons and used them as spare parts for the other nations to signify horse artillery. Not pretty, but very functional.
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