I saw these rules and liked the look of them enough to Pre-order them, figuring I could use them for Napoleonic gaming as I was not overly impressed by Chosen Men, which to me seemed a kludgy re-skin of Warhammer, but this post is not to list my issues with Chosen men
Even though I planned to use the rules for Napoleonic, I only have French in 28mm and after a quick read through I wanted to try them quickly, rather than wait until I made the investment of time and money for an opponent for my French.
I have had a bag of 1/72nd figures for the American Civil war for decades and thought I will actually get to use these things in at least one game".
I had some wooden shapes I picked up a dollar store, attached the figures to similarly to the suggested basing. i.e a mix of 3 figures to a base, 2 figures to a base and singles.
|Union army, This is all union figures I had at start.|
|Confederate forces. I ran out of bases I have at least as many again still in the bag.|
I found 2/3rds of my figures are actually rebels, or at least painted as such, so I picked up a new box of Italeri's (ESCI's reissue) Union infantry and a box of artillery.
I grabbed the usable poses from the new boxes and and got painting, Painted these guys out in 2 evenings (less than 4 hours).
|I will do a bit more base texturing in the future but these are essentially done.|
Ready for a game, Cecil and I went to the Hamilton Road Gaming Group grabbed a table and played a game, which quickly turned into two.
But we liked them enough, Cecil is going to get a copy of the rules, as he too had issues with Chosen men.
I will also increase my ACW armies.