Sunday, March 1, 2015

Swedish Gold Coast 1650 - Native tribals

For my Cabo Corso, Swedish Goald Coast 1650 project that are a part of my playtest of Dan Merseys new Colonial rules The Men Who Would Be Kings  I really needed some native tribals...so I got me a box of the Wargames Factory Zulu minis...I would have prefered Masai style shields but at least these minis was cheap...

It is 30 minis in a box, this was enought for me to build 3 units of 8 minis with native tribals, a tribal unit by the rules are 16 minis !!!

But I have argued with Dan that it will take to much minis for gamers to get started, so Dan have been kind enought to included "Skirmish Kings" in the ruleas based on my suggestions, at least for now.

In "Skirmish Kings" the only difference are that you field half sized unit, and that work perfect for me as now I only need 24-64 minis for a field force, much easier to achive painting and money wise...

The remaining 6 minis of the 30 in the box was designated to be captured slaves...

I have based them on round bases with 3 different sizes, 25mm for single minis, 40mm for doubble minis anf 50mm for the ones with 3 minis. This is so I will be able to remove single losses and to speed up play while moving the minis on the gaming table.









15 comments:

  1. Michael these look superb, well done Sir! I like the idea for the basing too, very clever.

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    1. Appreciated Michael!

      Get them to be moves a Little bit faster ;)

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  2. Great looking minis, splendid details, love the shields and bases...

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  3. Good idea with the addition of Skirmish Kings. I think you are absolutely right! At least when looking at the experience on how the Lion Rampant project was kicked off at our club, with 12 points warbands to start with. It's good to have these low cost/work load entries to the rules, which will get you faster to the gaming table. Then one can always expand the collection down the line...

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  4. Top work Michael, I'm really loving this project.

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  5. Love the basing idea. I'm torn between something along the lines you have gone for, or normal 40mm x 20mm bases for my 10mm figures. The latter means they can be used for Hail Caesar etc. as is.

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    1. Glad to be able to inspire or should I say give you ideeas about basing... Basing are really something to be torn about, i hope you find the right way in the end matey

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  6. Very well done and I really like your work on the slaves.

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  7. Fantastic work on these guys Michael! Very impressive!

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  8. Very nice Michael! The basing is clever too.

    Great idea about the Skirmish Kings variant. It think it will make the game more accessible for those new to the period.

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