Thursday, March 21, 2013

Louisbourg Grenadiers - A Muskets and Tomahawks Project

Just an update of a new project I'm looking forward to working on. This will be my first venture into "Lace Wars"  thanks to my recent trip to the UK where I stopped into the Wargames Foundry and picked up some great SYW figures, and also the fairly recent release of Muskets and Tomahawks by Alex Buchel. I haven't picked up the rule book yet, but read several reviews on the 'net and it sounds perfect for what I'm looking for.

Here is the bare lead of the British force I will be working on - they are some very nice British Grenadiers from Foundry's SYW range. They will be painted up as the 22th, 40th and 45th Grenadiers who were formed by General Wolfe into a provisional unit called the Louisbourg Grenadiers. They participated in many important campaigns and battles during the French and Indian War.
Here's a nice image of what they should look like:
Thanks to Neil at the Foundry, I was also able to pick up some French to oppose the British.
I plan to start on these after I play test a Bolt Action game this Saturday. Speaking of rules, I've decided to focus on Bolt Action, SAGA and Muskets and Tomahawks for smaller skirmish games; Hail Caesar and Black Powder for larger games; and finally WAB for one-on-one, tournament types of games.