Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Longstreet Shortcut

I had a good idea yesterday. A rare occurence but there you go. If I used the Billy Bones cut out paper armies for the American Civil War, I could playtest Longstreet before I set out assembling a full on 15mm Union army. This lead free option would be a quick and simple way to familiarize myself with the rules at minimal expense.
I can print out as many units as I want, making it easy to add reinforcements or new regiments as and when required. I can also use up all the plastic bases that I have accumulated from various 28mm box sets to reinforce the card stands, as I prefer to use mdf bases on my metal figures, so another good reason to give is a try.

The Confederates sets have a few gaps but I'm sure the Union stands could be adapted with some judicious use of cut and paste, tippex and a marker pen. The biggest missing element is the Confederate cavalry but most other units are there, so it's only a minor inconvenience and easily sorted. I think this might be a good idea after all. Huzzah!


  1. Great blog Jim. I'm a big fan of SAGA and Ronin too, and have an interest in ACW but haven't taken the plunge yet :-)