One of the joys of this little campaign is that I have had various moulds stowed away since the turn of the century, some well used, some barely used and others not yet used, and finally they are coming into action. It is a huge relief at this stage in my life to be able to cast a few figures then quickly paint them up in toy soldier style when the mood strikes knowing that I don't have to do a dozen, or more, of each to make a unit. Its a bonus that the money is already long spent with an eye to retirement.
The original plan had 2 key ideas. It should be a game for toy soldiers rather than a serious, accurate simulation and it should give the impression that someone had assembled the armies using a combination of sets of toy soldiers by Britain's, Authenticast, etc that they bought in a department store, say Eaton's or the Hudson Bay Company Store, in the late 1950's. A game played on a gridded board, probably a version of the Square Brigadier, should work as long as I can get my head around the 4 man units representing only 20 or so men instead of the 100 or more than I envisaged, and as long as I can get the fort and wagons to fit the grid. If not, it might need a new custom (or bespoke as our British friends might say) set of non-gridded rules.