We’ve just finished recording episode 133 of the Podcast, which features a review of Donnybook, a set of skirmish rules for the 17th & 18th Century, written by Clarence Harrison and Barry Hilton, and published by the League of Augsburg.
During our review, we discussed the fact that these rules would be ideal for an imagi-nations type game, and so after the recording finished I went looking for some suitable miniatures for a couple of armies, thinking that I could use the Wargames Factory 28mm plastic box sets as a relatively cheap starting point.
I was surprised to discover that a new range of official League of Augsburg miniatures has just been released by Pendraken Miniatures. As well as these ‘official’ miniatures, many of their other renaissance figures would also be suitable.
Pendraken produce some excellent figures in 10mm, and these look very nice indeed – what is more, given the size of the packs, it would be perfectly possible to build two armies to battle each other using these rules for approx. £20 – £30 (splitting packs in half to give figures for both sides).
If you wanted some buildings, you could look at the range from Magister Militum as a starting point
Given that the original Donnybrook game is aimed at using 28mm minis on a 4′ x 4′ table, you could play the game on a 2′ x 2′ table, and reduce all ranges to centimetres.
A new game for a pretty small outlay – very tempting indeed…