The resulting game took about an hour and was, well, not boring but not exciting either, certainly not compared to the 2 Gathering of Hosts games. For example the last 5 or so turns were a static shoot out between two lines of infantry each trying to roll more 5's and 6's than the other side and little or no reason to try anything else. So after much contemplation, I decided that I needed a little more Joe in my game.
Joe Morschauser that is, a little bit more risk, more speed, and more options. I doubled the number of units, reworked the Tin Army and tried again today.
The result was a humdinger of a battle. I'm not sure how long it took, I was too busy playing. Probably more than an hour but less than 2 but if I didn't have things to do I could cheerfully have reset and played again.
The new and improved Tin Army rules are posted under Other Links. I'm finally just about ready to lay out my wargaming plans for the coming years but I've got bases to cut, figures to paint......