Warlord Games Dive Into 15mm With Black Powder Epic Battles

December 28, 2020 by brennon

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Warlord Games are looking towards a smaller scale with their new Epic Battles line. Black Powder is the first period that is getting this treatment as they march back in time to the American Civil War and look to a clash between the Union and Confederates.

American Civil War - Black Powder Epic Battles

American Civil War // Black Powder Epic Battles

The big new set that was previewed over the Christmas week introduces two large armies for you to play with on the tabletop. The idea is that you are able to enjoy these massive battles but with smaller miniatures, allowing you to set up on a dining table without too much hassle.

American Civil War Starter Set - Black Powder Epic Battles

American Civil War Starter Set // Black Powder Epic Battles

The Starter Set (pictured above) comes with enough regiments, cannons, commanders and more for you to get going as either the Union or the Confederates. As well as providing you with two large armies of plastic miniatures you'll also get some terrain which you can use to set up defences across the tabletop.

If you pre-order the Starter Set and their Pre-Order Bundle then you will also get exclusive miniatures for Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George Meade.

Confederate Army - Black Powder Epic Battles

Confederate Army // Black Powder Epic Battles

These forces do look pretty darn fun to get stuck into and I think this scale works really well for those that want to play out massive battles. 28mm scale miniatures sure look impressive but they take a long time to paint. At this scale, you could get an army done quickly and onto the tabletop before you know it.

Union Army - Back Powder Epic Battles

Union Army // Back Powder Epic Battles

The same can be said for the terrain at this scale too. It should be noted that as well as miniatures and terrain present in the Starter Set you can also pick up additional terrain as part of the Epic Battle section of the site. This might be handy if you already have miniatures at this scale or just want to throw a few more bits of cover into the mix for your regiments.

American Civil War Terrain - Black Powder Epic Battles

American Civil War Terrain // Black Powder Epic Battles

As well as the options for the Starter Set and Pre-Order Bundle you can also pick up some Brigades to enlarge your armies too. There are Brigades for both sides of this conflict which might be an alternative way to dive into the American Civil War for you.

Confederate Brigade - Black Powder Epic Battles

Confederate Brigade // Black Powder Epic Battles

Union Brigade - Black Powder Epic Battles

Union Brigade // Black Powder Epic Battles

This was a pretty fun new option to see pop up from Warlord Games and it will be fun to see what else they do with the Epic Battles title. Will they be venturing into the Ancient period or sticking to Black Powder and exploring some more of the conflicts from the period?

We shall have to wait and see! Are you tempted to snap up these new miniatures?

Let me know in the comments below...

"...it will be fun to see what else they do with the Epic Battles title"

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