zedeyejoe wrote:My suggestion is to finish those ancient armies before starting on another project.
mikeland wrote:I am working on Romans, Celts, Royalist, Parliamentarian and Covenanters armies, plus a WoTR force. Will be getting Brits and Zulus when the come out too. It just depends on how you work, some poeple like to work on more than one project at once. I don't currently game with any of my armies so this makes completing them less urgent and I enjoy the distraction of having a few things in the go.
Both of armies have 2 units of foot (44 miniatures each unit), and 1 of horse (12) each at the moment, plus some firelocks and a general each and 1 completed cannon. I am halfway through my 2nd parliamentarian cavalry set (actually bought the Swedish Cavalry for variation) Eventually they will have 3 foote, 2 horse, dragoons and a couple of cannon each.
But to start out I would start with a couple of boxes of foot. I base my units on an out of the box style. So 24 muskets 12 pike, 4 command, plus I have added and extra 4 pike each. But I would advise getting the TYW Imperial or Swedish boxes, these are just a few £ more than the standard ECW parliament/royalist but they each contain 5 metal figures and some extra metal rests, swinfeathers, hats, helmets. The plastic sprues are identical to the ECW ones, and the additional figures are entirely compatible with the ECW in terms of the period. Just don't use the swinefeathers from the swedish box, or give your musketeers the helmets.
I know some folk build smaller units, 16 muskets, 8-10 pike plus command. But I think the massed ranks of musket and larger pike blocks look great.
The firelocks box is good, and I used the spare arms from the firelocks with the spare body off the ECW foot sprue (each box set has 2 spare bodies) to make a couple more firelocks and split the firelocks box between the two armies
A target force would probably be 2-3 uints of foot each and 2 of horse. But this is just my suggestion.
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