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Eddie Harr
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I am very interested in this game and combining my hobby of painting minis to go along with it and replace the wooden pieces.

I have heard on Meeple and Miniatures podcast a new version is being printed, but could not find any info on this. Does anyone have any?

Also, what size minis would be best used? 10mm? Thanks.
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Perhaps you are referring to Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution? I thought they had settled on mini's, but looking at the link, it appears they have gone to blocks.

http://compassgames.com/index.php/preorders/commands-colors-...

Edit: I may be confusing Hold the Line: The American Revolution with the above. The new HtL will indeed include mini's.
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The choice of scale depends on whether you want to play on the original map or a larger hex map. For my 15mm figures, 4 stands fit well in a 4" hexagon (actually I use staggered squares, which are way easier to draw). If you want to play on the original map, which has hexes around 55mm, you'll need stands that are around 25mm wide at most. 10mm figures might work. 6mm figures are often cast in strips, so you can use a couple of strips per stand. For instance, I think Baccus figures are in 20mm strips:

http://baccus6mm.com/catalogue/TheRomans/

The other choice is 2mm or 3mm, which are cast in multi-ranked blocks. The 2mm blocks tend to be around 15mm wide. The trick with 2-6mm will be identifying the various troop types from one another. You can do this either by arranging the stands differently. What I do even in 15mm is to put one C&C block with each unit.

The advantage of 2-6mm is that you don't need large terrain. For example, woods can simply be lichen. I find 1/4" cork tiles work well for making hills as they area easy to cut and they have a nice texture.

Magister Militum have a limited set of 3mm ancients. There may be other manufacturers as well.

http://www.magistermilitum.com/scale/3mm.html

2mm figures are available only from Irregular. I have some 2mm WWII and American Civil War, but don't have any in the ancient range.

http://irregularminiatures.co.uk/indexes/2mmindex.htm

Also see the following for examples of 2mm stands:

http://www.tinytintroops.co.uk/Res/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm.htm
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Battle Cry uses minis instead of blocks. It's the first C&C game. Pick up a copy and you can get painting right away.
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As does Samurai Battles, which contains C&C rules in addition to a separate ruleset.
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I have Battle Cry and have already painted that set. I also have The Great War, but have not painted those.
 
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