OK Guys, here's what I got at Vapnartak this morning.
3 boxes of 28 mm Perry Continental infantry.
Each box has a command sprue, 4 figures, 2 rifleman sprues, 4 figures and 6 rank and file sprue, 30 figures. That's 114 figures but only 3 command elements making three 38 figure units. Too big for me.
If I buy another 4 command sprues and 5 riflemen sprues that makes 140 figures but crucially 7 command elements allowing me to make seven 20 figure units. Probably a lot nearer my requirements. Time to do some mail order.
I took pity on Pete Berry and cleared him out of AWI packs for the day. These will give 16 units each of 6 mm British and Rebels.
I'll do a more detailed breakdown of the packs in due course.
I got 6 packs of Kallistra 12 mm AWI Continentals and I hope to get at least 6 units of Continental infantry out of them. See my later comments on unit breakdowns.
I added a few more bottles of paint to my collection.
Finally I bought a set of British Grenadier rules which came highly recommended to me from a number of directions.
I need to study their requirements for a number of things, unit sizes, figures sizes, base sizes, number of figures per base, compatibility with Black Powder, scenario requirements and probably a few more things when I get there.
Finally, finally, I got some farmyard animals for Old MacDonald, formerly known as my old chum Dave (although he constantly reminds me that he is not as old as me).
So, what do you think of my approach to my new period AWI?
I aim to get a better understanding of the pros and cons of this over that. I get a better understanding of what I want for myself. I get some units which I should be able to sell for charity if I don't keep them for myself. I might be able to help others answer their own questions in this area.
Win, win all round.
On the down side I got my photograph taken with these guys.