Painting of forces has been going quickly and I’m now sorted for 600 point games with my French.
That’s 2 French officers of the Compagnies Franches de la Marine, 2 Canadian Militia officers 2 units of 12 Compagnies Franches de la Marine and 3 units (one of 7 men, the other 8 each) of Canadian Militia pointed as Coureurs des Bois. With all the officers loaded up on talents that comes to a regular force of just over 570 points. Probably not the best 600 point French force in game terms, but it all comes from two packs of B;lue Moon miniatures and cost just over £24.
The Compagnies Franches de la Marine are incredibly versatile and if I choose to use them as Canadian militia, upgraded to Coureurs des Bois, I can build an irregular force of 580 points. Again, adding in a unit of Indians gives me even more flexibility.
I’ve not got quite so far with my British, I can only make up a 400 point force. A regular officer, a ranger officer, a unit of regular infantry, two units of elite rangers and a unit of Indians upgraded to Auxiliaries.
When I get everything I’ve bought painted I’ll be able to field 600 points of British v s600 points of French, with a bit of choice in both armies. All that for just over £60.
Of course that’s not nearly enough toys and I’m already planning Provincials, Colonial Militia, Civilians and British Light Infantry.