I have been ignoring this blog for well over six months, for the simple reason that I was not doing any 18th C. gaming. Those members of our club here in Tokyo who are into the Horse-and-Musket period have been getting into 28mm Napoleonics, a development made possible by access to the excellent, relatively inexpensive, and easy to transport plastic miniatures produced by companies such as Victrix and of course Perry Miniatures.
The absence of plastic equivalents for the 18th C. mean that it tough to get people into doing the period due to cost and figure availability, especially in my favourite scale of 28mm.
I look forward to the forthcoming volume on the wars between the Prussians and the Austrians.
Another big development has been the Black Powder rules by Warlord Games, which I have come to love as they tick all my boxes when it comes to what I am looking for in my wargaming experience. These have become the rules of choice for Napoleonic gaming down at our club, and we have had some very enjoyable games using the rules, games with a high standard of presentation if I don't say so myself!
In my next post I'll give an AAR seeing how the game went, and some of the mechanics we used. Lots of pictures!
The experience has left me determined to try setting up a game at the club here in Tokyo sometime over the coming months.