Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Lords of the Backcountry
Finished up another unit of Compagnie Franche de la Marine today, along with some officers.
I'm not as happy with these guys as the first batch. Not sure if it's just a darker blue, or if I rushed them a little. They're serviceable, but they don't tickle me the way the first batch did.
With these finished, I'm within spitting distance of 400 points. Another unit of natives, and some talents for the officers, and I'm good to go.
With that in mind, I've been poking around looking for ideas to build around. I came across some discussion of the fighting in Acadie (modern-day Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). This includes both the conflicts preceding the SYW (like Father Le Loutre's War), the guerrilla fighting surrounding the Acadian Expulsion, and formal campaigns like that of the Bay of Fundy.
There's plenty of unit types on both sides, lots of gaming potential, but it's a little different than the traditional "Hudson corridor" story of the conflict. I'm going to pick up some 4ground buildings, and some more BM figs, and see what I can work up.