Sunday, January 21, 2018

Made me a minimized playtest kit for Rebels and Patriots

When we started to playtest the rebels and patriots rules I really felt the need to be able to set up a quick game on the kitchentable so decided to get hold of some small minis like 6mm or 10mm, searched the web and in the end I decided to use the 8mm plastic minis from Perrys Travel Battle as they just had started to sell the sprues.

Said and done, ordered me 4 sprues of Minis as well as a sprue of Houses, quite cost effective as the red and blue forces and houses costed me £20 including P&P. I wanted to use my 1,2,3 basing but ended up to base them 3 minis to a base. It was a bit tricky to cut the minis apart as they are 5 on a strip, but nothing a steady hand and a sharp craftknife could not handle;)

I also made me a small gaming board using a 58x39 cork notiseboard "VÄGGIS" for £4.95 from IKEA. Even if I really prefere 28mm minis, it all work fine to run som test games using cm´s instead of the usual inch.

Might not be the best pictures but I hope you get the idee at least :)


  1. They look great Michael...
    An excellent idea...

    All the best. Aly

  2. Nice! I much prefer 28mm as well, but I can see how this would be handy for play-testing!

  3. Very effective Michael. Certainly with Pendraken Miniatures 10mm figures, you can easily get two basic forces for around £20 inc P&P. I aim to do a post about this sometime soon.

  4. A really interesting idea. I can see some Finnish war 1808-09 with this...

    What is the units & unit sizes in this rule-set?

    1. More or less as for The Pikeman’s Lament, 12 mina for infantry and 6 minis for skirmishers as well as Cavalry.

    2. By the way, did you paint those 6mm as Napleonic Swedes & Danes?

    3. No more as War of 1812, but as they are tiny i guess the would work.