Historical Wargaming

Historical Whimsy

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I was browsing Indigo Books this weekend and stumbled across the February issue of Wargames Illustrated. It had a sprue of epic scale napoleanic guys. Well of course I bought it! What's not to like about "free" models. Anyway.

Once upon a time, my uncle introduced me to miniatures. He had a whole whack of 'em - mostly World War II and some civil war stuff. This was back in the 80's. I can only imagine how tricksy it was to assemble his collection. He was very much a historical gamer. I tried to get him into Battletech but it was a no go. Nah, he'd rather play Richtoven's War (which is a great game, if memory serves). I went the fantasy/sci-fi route. I'm almost exclusively a Warhammer 40,0000 player. But every so often, especially when I see the delicious battle fields that historical players create, I wonder if I should dip my toes into historical wargaming.

And so I bought the magazine and now I have 8 stands of line infantry, 2 stands of light infrantry, an officer and an artillery piece.  'Cause I'm a sucker for ruling the waves, I'm going to paint them up as British troops. I like the idea of epic scale because you get a lot of bang for your buck. I'm looking at 105 soldiers here and they're going to take up about a 6" square of space. Almost a company! How cool is that? And they're super easy to paint 'cause you don't need to go full on highlighting with 'em. yeah.  Super happy.

Carpe Acies!