The Redcoats are Coming! What a Revolutionary Deal

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Warlord Games has an awe-inspiring deal that takes you back to the American Revolutionary War.  Check it out!

Available to pre-order now, “Liberty or Death” – our new American War of Independence Battle Set:

Liberty Or Death

“LIBERTY OR DEATH” AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE BATTLE SET $280

Packed to the gunwales with over 285 highly detailed plastic infantry, cannons and Commanders for both the British and Rebel Continental Armies, this set is a fantastic way to start with your Rebellion!

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Box Contents

3 plastic Mounted Commanders
90 plastic British Infantry
30 Hessian Infantry
120 Continental Infantry
30 plastic Colonial Militia
3 plastic field guns (6 or 9-pdr)
1 Molly Pitcher
8 plastic Woodland Indians
3 plastic Casualty Figures
Full colour flags for each regiment
1 Laser-cut wooden blockhouse
1 Laser-cut wooden ‘snake’ fences
3 resin gun gabions

 

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Beginnings of Revolution

Resenting taxes imposed by the British parliament, patriot protests escalate to a peak on December 16, 1773 with the destruction of a shipment of tea, known as ‘the Boston Tea Party’. The British government punished Massachusetts by closing the port of Boston and taking away self-government. The Patriots responded by setting up a shadow government that took control of the province outside of Boston and would place General George Washington to take charge of militia units besieging British forces stationed in Boston,

The British government in February 1775 declared Massachusetts to be in a state of rebellion. Then on April 19 – 1775 the first military actions of the American War of Independence (or Revolutionary War) took place, as fighting broke out between Massachusetts militia units and British regulars at Lexington and Concord.

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About 700 British Army regulars in Boston, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy rebel military supplies reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord.

The Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk and had moved most of them to other locations. They also received details about British plans on the night before the battle and were able to rapidly notify the area militias of the British expedition.

As British troops entered Lexington the first shots were fired. The outnumbered Militia fell back, and the regulars headed on to Concord, where they split into companies to search for the supplies.

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At the North Bridge in Concord, approximately 400 militiamen engaged 100 British regulars. With their officers wounded and in disarray the outnumbered regulars fell back from the bridge to rejoined the main body of British forces in Concord.

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Having searched fruitlessly, the British forces began their return march to Boston. More militiamen continued to arrive from neighboring towns. Battles and skirmishes continued throughout the day as the regulars marched back towards Boston. Returning to Lexington, Lt. Col. Smith’s expedition was rescued in a timely fashion by reinforcements under Brigadier General Hugh Percy, the combined force then marched back to Boston under heavy fire in a tactical withdrawal and eventually reached the safety of Charlestown. The accumulated militias blockaded the narrow land accesses to Charlestown and Boston, starting the siege that would continue on till March 1776

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Recreate this, and many more, historical battles of the American War of Independence with the Black Powder rules set and the supplement Rebellion!

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Also available today for pre-order separately are the starting armies for either British or Continental armies;

Are you Loyal to the King and Great Britain?

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Or are you part of the Rebellion………..

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I would like to note that this set comes out to about $1 per mini.  Just saying…  GO Warlord!

~Which side would you collect?  Let’s hear your revolutionary war era taunts in the comments!

 

  • Commissar Molotov

    I am sorely tempted. That’s a full miniatures game for under $300.

    • BeneathALeadMountain

      It’s really good value and very tempting.

    • DeathBy SnuSnu

      It’s fantastic value … but 285 figures to paint. Good lord that’s daunting.

      • BeneathALeadMountain

        If I were richer I’d buy it as a christmas present for my gaming best friend 🙂 . Probably says alot about our relationship, I’d love to play with this set but the prep is daunting and my lead mountain is becoming unstable.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    I agree. Especially if this historical period is your thing. Base Black powder is slightly loose making nice scenario and casual games. Not so much the pick up and go, but once you get to Rebellion and some of the other books it gets a bit tighter. I’m wondering if they will then push on to do Crimean era to maybe Franco-Prussian would be what I like to see!

  • Alexandre Comtois

    Those are Wargames Factory models(Warlord has some kind of distribution deal with them) and the quality is very iffy. Spring for Perry’s plastic AWI kits if you’re not on a tight budget.

    Also, Muskets and Tomahawks is a blast if you’re on an AWI kick but don’t want to commit to painting 100+ figures.

    • BeneathALeadMountain

      Really? Oh no! Got very angry with my WF vikings. That’s dampened my enthusiasm somewhat. 6mm it is then.

      • Ira Clements

        Going over the Warlord Catalog entry these are the Perry plastics I am almost 100% sure. They are the same figs in the starter armies (Basically this set is 2 starters and some terrain) and the starters use all the same production art as the Perry sets. Also this Perry just released more or less the same thing with the Civil War kits also.

        • Ira Clements

          Checked the forums, they are WGF. Some of their newer stuff has been pretty decent. Their ww2 Russians built alot easier than Warlords russians and were pretty good. Their Orcs and the Samurai range were pretty good also. Some of the older stuff is crappy for sure.

          • Alhazred TheMad

            Loves their samurai stuff, ended up slightly disappointed with scale though (didn’t realize GWs “heroic” scale was technically larger then 28mm). Still they were awesome.

          • Ira Clements

            Historicals in general tend to remain true to scale. Heroic Scale = whatever the F it ends up being.Usually very large.

          • Alexandre Comtois

            I haven’t had a chance to look at their WWII Russians yet. I have a set each of the Germans and Americans but decided I wanted to go with Warlord.

          • Ira Clements

            The Warlord minis look a little better but the WGF Russians built alot smoother, As in parts lined up more cleanly and whatnot. Overall though they look pretty good.

  • Victor Hartmann

    Reminds me of those Revolutionary War soldier sets in the back of comic books in a pleasant, nostalgic sort of way.

  • Anthony Shannon

    In the grim darkness of the second millenium, there is only treason.

    • Ira Clements

      If and American company had published the book its title would have been “Revolution!” Leave it to the brits to still nurse a wound.

      • MKG35

        At least the model sets have the War of Independence on them which sounds better than tax shirkers. 😉