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23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 7:58 a.m. PST


Although quite happy with my Rev War armies up to now something was missing. Many of my favorite regiments took part in the early 1776 campaign around New York city, across New Jersey and ending with the battles of Trenton and Princeton. In fact, this campaign has long held a fascination for me. I have spent many happy hours reading about it; and have visited many of the sites associated with it. So, irrational as it appears I just had to raise a number of regiments to fight battles from this campaign.


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 8:42 a.m. PST

Splendid rationale!
I've had several factors that re-jump started my interest in the AWI.
I was quite content with my old Hinchliffe armies and then I had a bunch of the "new" lines dumped in my lap by someone abandoning The Hobby, meaning that I now "had to" get even more.
Then I had the silly idea to refight the Wyoming Massacre with The Sword and the Flame. It worked so well I haven't looked back.
Reading Oliver Wiswell turned me on to Loyalists as Goid Guys.
And so it goes.

axabrax18 Jun 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

Love it! There's profit to be had from consolidating your interest in one particular period and campaign and going deep with it. I've always thought the New York campaign was the most iconic of the Revolution. Have fun! Look forward to more…

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 1:37 p.m. PST

Reading Oliver Wiswell turned me on to Loyalists as Goid Guys.
Hang the traitor!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 3:24 p.m. PST

There's profit to be had from consolidating your interest in one particular period and campaign and going deep with it.
Heh. I should be so lucky…

For those of us with less self-discipline, I find it does help to at least try to concentrate on related periods. Nearly all of my horse & musket gaming is ACW and AWI, so I get away with having a single terrain collection for both. I have almost bought into the War of 1812 on numerous occasions because it would be an easy stretch, but I've resisted the Mexican-American War because the flora and buildings differ so drastically. On the flip side, my huge painted lot of Napoleonics never leaves the closet, and one significant reason is that I just haven't spent the time to make thematic terrain to play with them. Now, if I get some Spanish and Italian buildings/walls/orchards/vinyards done for my Napoleonics, maybe I can also consider expanding into 19th C. Mexico…

But, priorities! I need a whole lot of cornfields first. :-)

- Ix

FlyXwire21 Jun 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

I've also seen the ops around New York as the area for detailing my slowly growing 28s collection. "Aim small, miss small" will be my operating principle, by focusing on the theater's advanced guard encounters, and frequent skirmishing over the Neutral Ground north of Manhattan and Kings Bridge (a focus on the La Petite Guerre that involved many varied, and often elite units).

23rd, good luck with your project here!

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