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Personal logo Blake Walker Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 1:26 a.m. PST

I bought two 28mm plastic starter Armies for Black Powder American Revolution. I'm going to use British Grenadier and Fife and Drum for rules with B. L. Western.

I'm doing the order of battle for Freeman's Farm. What figures I can't get from Warlord Games I assume I can get from Perry Miniatures.

Would Eureka Minis and Foundry also work for 28mm American Revolution? Who else makes figures for this period?

I'm doubling down on my painting. Once I get my current commissions done, I'm not going to take any more. I'm going to have two different projects going on at once. I'll be painting and assembling figures like a demon for the next 18-24 months.

Anyway, where can any I find a decent painting guide for British/Tory uniforms. I have the Mollo for this period. I also have Osprey's Washington's Army (Volumes 1-2). Any good Ospreys for the period?


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 3:17 a.m. PST

Eureka are perfect if you're going for the "Ragged Valley Firge" look.
Likewise Kong's Mountain, with its choice of heads.
Foundry AWI are by the same sculptor as Perry.

rmaker26 Mar 2018 3:41 a.m. PST

Someone's fingers are not awake yet this morning.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 4:33 a.m. PST

Just typing out the Valley accent.

Durban Gamer26 Mar 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

Both the fascination and the challenge is the variety of uniforms. Lots of great uniform info available free on the net. When about to paint an AWI unit, I google it's title and often find considerable assistance. Do look at Giles' great Tarleton's Quarter site.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 6:29 a.m. PST

Now I want to do a King Kong/kaiju-Revolutionary War game.

Jozis Tin Man26 Mar 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

Welcome to the period! Good luck and post your progress.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 4:02 p.m. PST

Somewhere John the OFM has a great intro to the period. OK I googled it. Here's the link
TMP link

Holdfast Inactive Member27 Mar 2018 3:21 a.m. PST

Having bought the Command and Colours version of the Revolutionary War I too have been seduced by the period.
I have gone for 15mm figures and British Grenadier Rules.
I am now starting the massed hordes of Continental Cavalry and am having difficulty finding any versions of any standard/flags that they may or may not have carried.
Help please.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 4:59 a.m. PST

Google "Continental Light Dragoon flags".
I easily found 2nd, 3rd, Philadelphia Light horse, Lee's Legion, Pulaski's Legion…

British and Loyalist flags are just as easy.

Holdfast Inactive Member27 Mar 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

Very many thanks. I thought I had done that but will return to the charge.

Bill N27 Mar 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

The Lee's Legion flag may or may not have originally been a First Light Dragoon flag. I have not read anything indicating the 4th had a flag. Armand's Legion might have carried the flag of Pulaski's Legion after the two commands merged in 1780.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Mar 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

Likewise Kong's Mountain, with its choice of heads.

Weren't the Kong's Mountain heads mostly shrunken and on poles?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Ok. Expect no mercy on YOUR typos.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Mar 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

Always double-chick them, mate. Always dibble-check……

GROSSMAN30 Mar 2018 8:49 p.m. PST

Also check out old glory 2nd editions. They are cheap and look a lot like Perry minis

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