One of the things I always like to do when I start a new period is to create my own personal avatar, a Punkrabbitt miniature appropriate to the setting.
I have done Pirate Punkrabbitt:
I have done Space Pirate Punkrabbitt:
And I have done Post-Apocalyptic Punkrabbitt:
So I really must, MUST create one to go with my Imagi-Nation project. And while “Age of Reason Punkrabbitt” or “Lacepunk Punkrabbitt” (with apologies to John the OFM) doesn’t have quite the same catchy ring to it as the others, I certainly plan to create this model. Probably as the first thing I do once I get my box o’ plastic miniatures.
On second thought, I do like the sound of “Lacepunk Punkrabbitt.” But I digress.
As I mentioned in my last posting, I realized I need to learn something about 18th century warfare. As it turns out, this is a surprisingly difficult subject to research on the internet (especially if, like me, one does not have a good frame of reference of even how to start researching something like that.) I came across one (yes, just one) dedicated research site about the Seven Years’ War, which was later than I was really looking for, but provided some good insight. Check it out at Kronoskaf Largely my information about European warfare circa 1725 came, again, from The Miniatures page. I went through literally YEARS worth of postings to come up with some concrete ideas on how to organize my little groups of soldiers. Of particular interest, despite what I had presumed from the Song of Drums and Shakos rules, is that small skirmish groups of soldiers would most likely be all of the same basic type. Thus, a group of 3 line infantry, 2 Grenadiers, 4 Hussars, and a Dragoon would be HIGHLY unlikely. Thus, when I get around to actual troop organization, I think my “special” troops will be grouped along national lines; the French may be all Grenadiers, British might be Dragoons, and the average Line Infantry will be reserved for El Principado de la Comadreja, as they are my Everyman, my protagonists. As time goes on, I may include a new group for various nations here and there. We will have to see.
Yes, this one was short. But you got to see cool self-referential miniatures of mine, so I think it’s a fair trade.