The Campaign in the Colonies will require more troops! Three more Spanish regiments, Principe, Flandes and Soria are currently being prepped. Why waste beautifully hand painted flags by Mark Allen.
Like most in the hobby, the more you read the more one wants. These three will be garrisoned in New Spain for the start of the campaign. A battalion of the Fijo de Guatemala is also on the list.
The first photo is of the newly raised centre stands for the three regiments mentioned. The second photo is only of part of the Navarra regiment, this regiment is 54 figures, as are all the current Spanish regiments.
Quite a few members of the AMG Forum ( UK & European) have visited and gamed with figures from the collection.
The Colonies collection offers the small to medium game. The European, 'big battalions' and loads of them. Both offer a great game. The Prussian fusilier regiment (IR 38) centre of photograph has had a number of bases removed for casualties.
The first photo from a Colonial game, the second a SYW.
The Austrian grenadiers now based march into the cabinet. They await the call for the 'Mollwitz' table setting.
Having played Paltzig with Charles S Grant, Mollwitz is the only other European battle I have planned to game.
The last of the trio is Kozludzha, Ottomans vs Russians, June 10th 1774. 95% of these armies are ready. I had hoped both armies would be ready by the end of 2016. The Russians are done. The Ottoman cavalry just await one unit. We just need a few more of the new Janissary Ortas, then that game can be played.
Given the size of the Campaign in the Colonies, I have commissioned a new separate Forum, away from AMG. The theatre of the campaign is in excess of 1.5 million square mile, with sea being much of the said mileage..... so we need a BIG SPACE!
We have 30 participants, each will have defined responsibilities. I have tried to cover each strategic point from Mexico to Louisiana to Jamaica to Savannah to Grenada to Nicaragua, the points are too numerous to mention them all. Naval actions will be numerous and some participants have squadrons of ships of the line, to sail the seas.
In addition I have commissioned a set of event cards to be printed by the person who did the formatting/layout of AMG. No cost will be spared, ensuring that the campaign is a visual treat for the armchair participants. The participants are from, America, Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the UK.
Also I plan during the Campaign design a few new figures and create more vignettes, adding to the colour of the adventure.
The photo shows just a few of the maps I am using, besides an extensive library of books appertaining to the region of activity. And a Spanish drummer.
I expect the Campaign in the Colonies will evolve as it goes along. However, a little background work and research will do no harm.
John H. who did the layout/formatting for AMG is popping round this morning. John will be producing the first set of event cards for the Campaign. This set will be made up of 32 cards. I am really keen that the same professionalism that was applied to AMG will follow though to the Campaign.