I am playing my first Colonial war game this Friday 11-06-09 and will post a battle report. We will be using Too Fat Lardies "They Don't Like it Up em!" rules and playing they're introductory scenario. I do not have any Sudan figures as yet so what to do. As mentioned earlier when starting a new period I general turn to http://www.juniorgeneral.org/ for paper miniatures and once again the site did not fail. Don't get me wrong, paper figures do not IMO have the aesthetic appeal of lead minis but for the thrifty gamer or trying on a new set of rules they can not be beat. This picture shows an example of the King's Royal Rifle for the scenario.
The paper figs print out to approximately 15mm scale. However, you can adjust your printer to print them out larger or smaller if you wish.
I am basing them on square 30mm bases, this will fit the Lardie's rules and next up is Piquet Field of Battle. http://www.angelfire.com/az3/twohourwargames/index.html is running a special this week on their Colonial Adventures rules and I might pick them up. If anyone has a critique on the rules please feel free to post in the comments. I also have an interest in Pony Wars and Patrols in the Sudan. A few other rules have been mentioned on the miniatures page and have also sparked my interest.
I have begun the great delima of scale, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm or 25-28mm. Each has its' merits and drawbacks. But first to select a set of rules.
Finally, I ordered Tel el-Kabir by Donald Featherstone, a book on the Egyptian revolt for more background and perhaps to game some of that conflict as well. Back next time with my first battle report on the Lardie's rules.