Thursday, 11 August 2016

Battle for Britain Paper Armies

I've been thinking about these paper miniatures as a possible way to approach historical 28mm wargaming since the first set Wargame the English Civil War 1642-1651 was published a couple of months ago:

The miniatures are in the traditional 2D stand up style and come pre-coloured, unlike the ones I've tried before from Billy Bones Workshop, which are really good but need hand shading if you want them in anything other than black and white. The Battle for Britain series also includes a set of simple rules by Andy Callan designed for use with the paper figures, although I guess any suitable set of rules would do.

There is a book for the English Civil War out already, with the War of the Roses and Saxons, Normans and Vikings for 1066 out in October as well. I think these would be ideal for a 'Beer and Sandwiches' style 'print and play' project so will see what more I can find out about both the figures and the rules. The best bit is that the artwork is by Peter Dennis, so as long as I don't screw up cutting the figures out and gluing them together, they should look pretty good?

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