Wednesday, 28 September 2016

First Saratoga 1777

First Saratoga 1777

First Saratoga is a boardgame from the mini folio series by Decision Games. In late summer of 1777, Burgoyne's Northern Army had become isolated. The game covers Burgoyne's attempt to break through American defences at Bemis Heights to reach Albany.


The system uses a quick play version of the Musket & Saber rules that are found in the larger folio games. The following is a short AAR with observational notes.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Painting 28mm v 10mm or 12mm

I recently saw a post which concerned itself with whether it was faster to paint the larger scale or the smaller scale. The answers revealed a variety of factors, suggesting the matter was not so straight forward.

Having recently been painting 28mm ACW, for the post, I threw together a similar unit in 12mm to compare the differences in prep, painting and basing times.

This post demonstrates some of those differences.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Perry ACW game set update number 1

This is the second post that looks at getting the Perry ACW 28mm Battle in a Box set done, with a view to getting a bigger scale onto the kitchen table and evaluating it as a starter set.

As this is the first monthly update and with a commitment to doing a unit a week, I should by now have four units fully done .... Please hit the 'read more' button for the rest of this post to see how things have progressed.