After a bit of a painting session last night, I realized that I needed to review exactly what I am doing with this project. Shiny new projects have been a bit of a distraction, especially in the manner of other horse-and-musket genres. But, I think that the Half-Continent is going to see some more work regardless!
Two items need to be sorted soon. First, basing. Currently I am mounting my miniatures singly on 3/4" washers. This could be a problem, as the washers might not fit into existing sabot basing, and I do not really want to make my own. So, in conjunction with another project, I ordered a small tester of bases from Warbases, just to see how their products look. I have a good amount of Litko bases, but I found that the products from Warbases were less expensive, even with shipping, for similar products. If the quality is similar or better, I can see more coming in from Warbases - this small order should be in soon.
Second, rules. In conjunction with the basing above, I need rules for both skirmish and mass battles. I am fairly familiar with the skirmish side - there are some from Ganesha Games that would work (Song of Blades & Heroes, Song of Drums & Shakos), Sharp Practice (TFL) might be good as well, among others. I am not so sure about bigger battle rules, where the typical unit is a battalion. I would like to keep the figure ratio to about 1:20... Still searching so stay tuned.
I'll have some pics up on the week-end - the big basket is nearly done!
Now that the home network is once again operating, I can post some pics. Here are the first five musketeers for my Boschenberg force:
The chap on the right is the first one painted, from some time ago; now he has four companions - a half-quarto I suppose. The brown of the coat does not show up very well with my camera, but the blue sure does.
I also finished a few more monsters:
I am not particularly happy with the pose of these miniatures, but they should work well for gaming.