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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 2:18 p.m. PST

So, I'm browsing some AWI battles that I can play with what I already have with not much need to paint new stuff.

I came across the Hessian attack at Red Bank, and it seems full of goodies.
Now, I WILL have to paint the 1st Rhode Island. But I have Old Glory Continental Light Infantry. I'll just paint them as African Americans, so I can have a nice PC glow. grin
Hessians? Got tons of them. Maybe not exact Regimental match but I'm not that anal.
Have some old redoubts, cast foam from the 80s, which haven't seen much play.
Boats? Yessiree.
Dark blue vinyl mat to cover the table and Geo-Hex.

Now. How would you game "fire rafts", particularly using TSATF with Kris and the Flame? I just had those printed up, so forgive me if it's already covered.
What did they look like?
How would you use them?

I already have a diabolical plan for the chevaux de frise. I need to let the Yanks be able to burn unwary 64 gun ships.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

If fire rafts can be made with popsicle sticks, I'm in like Flynn.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 4:06 p.m. PST

I think popsicle sticks or dowel rods should work just fine.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 7:14 p.m. PST

Cast foam redoubts? I would love to see those. Lots better than the super heavy resin ones I have. Who made them?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 9:22 p.m. PST

I bought them in or around 1984. That's quite a lot to ask of my memory. grin

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