Sunday, November 29, 2009
First Seven Carabiniers
I have discovered that I have more fun and do a better job painting figures in small batches of 5 - 7 figures rather than as either a single fig or a whole unit. I recently tried to paint a 42 figure grenadier unit like a color based assembly line - lets paint flesh on 42 figs, then white etc. It took a lot of the fun out of painting and the quality of the middle figures was pretty poor.
On other wargaming fronts, I have been reading the new Black Powder ruleset and have found it to be both a good read and a very interesting ruleset. I'm thinking of giving it a go with my 6mm American Civil War (ACW) armies. I'll need to adjust the movement and shooting distances down a bit but it looks like it might be a fun endeavor. I saw that yesterday over in the UK there was an official Black Powder event that sounded like a lot of fun. Perhaps Mr Stallard and crew will elect to host something over hear in the colonies some time in the future?