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I know there are a few of us here who have been poking around in this line, so I thought a general thread might help us find each other. I know @lowlylowlycook and @SisterMaryNapalm have done some Bolt Action wips and show-offs, but given the volume of the board these posts may sometimes be easily lost. Here you might provide some links to them so they at least catch interested eyes. As most of you know, I'm a Reaper guy. I love Reaper, I've bought (and buy) lots of Reaper, I'm a lifer and I've been here practically forever. I sort of fell into Warlord by accident after my house fire. I'd been poking around the interwebs looking at assorted minis, and when I went to ReaperCon, Frontline Games and a Bolt Action demo team were good enough to hook me up with some stuff. Initially this was mostly so I'd have something to do when I got back, since whatever I didn't lose in the fire was going to be in storage for a bit. That's why there's so many US Infantry sets above, I was mostly picking based on what looked fun. Gradually I started to get more interested, and I realized that this might be a good way for me to build a collection of historicals. I've long ogled ancients and napoleonics in assorted figure catalogs, but my primary focus was fantasy - and while a regiment of redcoats might look classy and cool, they were expensive and difficult to get into. At the same time I was mulling this, the house got finished and my stuff came back from storage. The results were... rather grisly. My ~300 painted figures suffered quite badly, and would need to be redone. I was starting over from scratch. This is something I intend to do, but if I'm honest I don't have the heart for it right away. So to tide me over and keep me working, I bought the Hail Caeser and Black Powder starters. This is a good fit for right now, because there's a lot less pressure to paint more than tabletop - given that there's a bazillion figures in that picture. I can relax, paint some army men, and work up the will to do the dreadful sorting and culling of what remains of my fantasy collection (presently I've hidden them away in boxes). At some point, I might even play one of these games! I don't have Pike & Shotte... yet... I figure I should finish some of what's already here before going deeper down the rabbit hole. So if you've been poking around with this stuff, too, please join in!