Well, the Colonial War Gaming bug has struck once again!
This time we are doing something about it. That something is the creation of new Skirmish Packs. What are Skirmish Packs? In short they are a selection of figure packed together to help you get started with Colonial war games, or a quick way to try out a new war game army. Skirmish Packs will be priced a little below single figure (or individual pack) prices.
Skirmish Packs will be made up of figures from all of our lines. There will be HistoriFigs (Classic range) as well as Bloodaxe Miniatures offerings and at a later date, as we apply the concept to World War II games there will be additional offerings from the Resistant Roosters line.
Our first Skirmish Packs are ready now. The first offerings are from Bloodaxe Miniatures:
15mm Skirmish Packs:
FIRST ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR
BXKA-SKP-1: Italian $12.00 Contains: 12 Bersaglieri (Elite Infantry) 24 Regular Infantry 16 Eritrean Ascari 1 Mountain Gun with crew
BXKA-SP-2: Ethiopian $19.00 Contains: 8 Ethiopian Cavalry 24 Ethiopian Irregular Infantry 32 Ethiopian Tribal Infantry 1 Field Gun with crew
BXKA-SP-3: Italo-Ethiopian $30.00 Contains: 12 Bersaglieri (Elite Infantry) 24 Regular Infantry 16 Eritrean Ascari 1 Mountain Gun with crew 8 Ethiopian Cavalry 24 Ethiopian Irregular Infantry 32 Ethiopian Tribal Infantry 1 Field Gun with crew
Minor FTP issues with the Bloodaxe Miniatures website, so for today theses packs are only listed here. We will updated the website as soon as issues have been resolved.
We are working on some simple Colonial war game rules to include in this and future offerings. Our thinking is along the lines of: One Page Colonial War Game
Not sure if we can fit everything on a single letter sized sheet (double sided), or if we will need to expand to a single tabloid (11 x 17) sized sheet. In either case we will also include a single page (double sided) letter sized sheet of charts/tables.
If you are interested in play-testing or contributing to this project please let us know. The more help we have, the sooner we will be able to finish the project. We also hope to create similar rules for other periods…