Moe, yes, the stand comes with it. Re: using the aluminum foil.........I really like the idea of that, but it sounds like a pain in the butt unless you put the aluminum foil in the barrel first, add the charge, and then ram it home. Not sure how I'd do prepackaged charges without it looking like a small aluminum turd I was trying to stuff down the barrel. No offense at all, but I'm just trying to wrap my head around how to do it. As far as cleaning goes, it took me a bit to figure out what a worm rod was. Got all kinds of Google hits on fishing rods until I went to a black powder shooting website! Not sure I'll need one of those as I have access to any number of kinds and sizes of brushes. Also, if I recall correctly, lots of blackpowder rifle shooters use to clean their rifles with hot soapy water, brushes, patches (might need that worm rod here!), etc., dry well, and then apply a light coat of oil. Is that not the way it is still done?
The use of aluminum foil for forming charges is pretty well acceped in the reinactment community, usually for making blank rounds for muskets and cannons, the biggest reason is to prevent grass and forrest fires, but as I said before, the foil acts like a casing and keeps the powder together enough to get a louder report than if it was packed lose in the barrel and backed up with wadding.
What most people who fire these things a lot will do is to use a wooden dowel just under the bore size of the barrel, and as long as the volume of powder they want to use, then simply wrap the piece of dowel with the foil, then pull the dowel out and seal one end by taking a couple of folds in the foil, next pour in the powder and fold the opening.
Now you have a foil cartridge about the same dia. as the bore, when the cartridge is inserted into the bore and ramed down into the chamber it will expand a little and hold there very well, no additional wadding is needed.
To prime the gun, a pick is used to insure that the touch hole is open and to punch a hole in the cartridge, the pick is removed and a fuse inserted in the touch hole and down into the cartridge, then the fuse is touched with a "match" to set it off.
It must be mentioned that While this is a lot of fun, it can be very dangerous if there are not careful preperations taken ahead of time, such as a loading proceedure, and a firing proceedure, to include making sure that the gun is clean and the bore unobstructed, that all bystanders are well away from the gun before any loading takes place, that the powder, fuses, and cartridges are kept in a locked container, and that the gun is never loaded until the time when it is to be fired, that once the gun is loaded and the fuse inserted the fuse should be covered at all times until the moment the gun will be fired, that a "match", being a piece of cotton rope affixed to a stick or dowel at least 24" long and smoldering be used to ignite the fuse, never place the hands near the fuse when it is being lighted.
It is important to take the time to do this the same way each time the gun is fired, and to make sure that everyone in the area of the gun knows what is about to happen and that the gun is about to be fired, one last check should be made to insure that no one except for the person holding the "match" is anywhere near the gun or in line with the bore.
Enjoy, and be safe.