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Some of the guys at my local game club have decided to embark on a new gaming adventure, with a foray into the American War of Independence.  Tom and Wes will be Colonial generals, while Randy and I have both taken the kings’ shilling. We’ve each got a Warlord Games starter box, and intend using Black Powder rules.

My progress so far has been three line units, undercoated and built, plus a small group of skirmishers. We’re starting with 20-man units and upgrading to larger ones as we get more units ready for battle.

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Last night I finished the first block of my British Peninsular army for Black Powder, and I couldn’t be more excited to finally get them on the gaming table! Units completed so far are:

30th Cambridgeshire Regiment

44th East Essex Regiment

42nd Royal Highland, Black Watch

16th Queens Own Light Dragoons

I also added a few commanders, and am planning on adding some artillery units next. I actually started painting these well over three years ago, as my first foray into the Napoleonic era. It was slow-going at first; the amount of effort that went into getting the detailed uniforms painted seemed daunting. It’s all perspective though; now I feel I can churn out line infantry very quickly.

I’ve used a mix of Victrix, Perry and Warlord miniatures. The Warlord ones are the most efficient to put together, with the Victrix ones taking much longer due to the amount of parts – however you do get a nice variety of poses that way.

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