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    Maff Sparkes
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    So, 18th Imagi-nations. Once again I am vaguely tempted in a fit of post Poldark; there are pretty constant references to the American War, the Revolutionary Wars and later the Napoleonic. For me it’s set in a vague 1780s/90s with pre shako uniforms.

    Last year I developed a very small collection of AWI British with various Hessians, Queens Rangers and Dragoons. I even painted some nervous militia as musket armed rioters from the pasty mines. Didn’t do anything with them. Will this year be any different?

    I should add that my British apart, none of the above had historical uniforms……

    #52069
    zippyfusenet
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    You don’t mention what scale you’re working in, or what rules you’re using. The Song of Drums series might do well for lowest-level heroic skirmishing. I play Song of Drums and Tomahawks on the North American frontier, but Song of Drums and Shakos, which I haven’t personally tried, might work better for you, since you won’t need rules for Indians and might want rules for horsemen.

    If you’re collecting 28mm figures, I can recommend a few. The West Wind Legend of Sleepy Hollow series are sculpted straight from the movie costuming, which is set in post-Revolutionary upstate New York. I own these figures, though I haven’t painted them yet, and they’re robust 28mm figs with good detail and proportion. The Sleepy Hollow Militia pack is especially good; these guys look like armed bumpkins who *aren’t* from the frontier and don’t drill very often, they look awkward and nervous.

    http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=430

    Blue Moon has one Sleepy Hollow pack and one of Colonial American Villagers, both of which have some figures that could be useful, mostly unarmed civilians. I don’t own these sets. In my experience, Blue Moon tend to be especially tall 28mm figures, a bit on the lanky side for their height:

    http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BMM-105&cat=537

    http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BMM-108&cat=537

    All of the above are available from Old Glory. Best regards and good gaming.

     

     

     

     

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    #52301
    Ivan Sorensen
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    I seem to recall significant amounts of 1/72 plastic toys around for this sort of thing too.

    I’ve had the urge to run some sort of imaginary black powder world for a long time, but never figured out if I wanted to make it skirmish and character driven or about big armies.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #52316
    Howard Whitehouse
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    Note that the leading characters must be devilishly handsome, while everyone is a grime-encrusted yokel.

    I do all my own stunts.

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