However, By Fire and Sword has been steadily picking up interest and momentum, both in the DC area where I live, as well as in other U.S. communities! There is a vibrant group playing in the Buffalo/Rochester/Toronto area, and Chicago is picking up as well. I think this is greatly due to Karl's work at Wargamer U.S., getting out to non-historical conventions like Adepticon.
In my area, we've kicked off a slow-grow league, starting with the core of a skirmish force + 1 level to be painted and played with through May. We'll add more banners from there. We've got at least 8(!!!!!) players signed up, all running different armies!
I'll be playing Ottomans (works in progress below), while Kato is churning out some beautiful Transylvanians. Nick is building out his Danes, and then we've got a host of new players picking up Poland-Lithuania, the Holy Roman Empire, Zaporozhian Cossacks, Swedes and Muscovites. Nice!
Anyways, I should be able to get my initial game in either later this week or sometime in mid-May.
Here are the two local FB groups for our area and Buffalo:
By Buffalo and Sword
|Sipahi with some wip Muscovite cannon crew and Gonullu hiding on the flanks|
|Kato gets amazing results very quickly|