I decided to purchase my starter American War of Independence British army for Age of Reason from Dayton Painting Consortium, who manufacture the RSM line of miniatures. I had a couple of reasons for picking RSM miniatures. First, they are inexpensive, and given that I don't know how the local historical group will pan out, I didn't want to sink a bundle. Second, they have an "old school" look to them that I find appealing. Third, DPC is based out of Ohio, and I like the idea of giving the business to a hobbyist who is running it as a side business, especially here in the Midwest. The owner of the company was friendly and we chatted a bit about rules, etc. All told, just what I like to experience in the business end of my hobby.