THE RAMBLINGS OF A FRENCH CANADIAN WARGAMER

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A few Indian chiefs

A small return to the French Indian War this week. I always enjoy this era for skirmishes and we had two fun games this summer with John  and Rusti (from Crossover Miniatures)

I painted a few Indian Chiefs for the Sharpe's practice game. I had all the Indians needed but no "Big Men" so I went to work on 3 Conquest Miniatures figures. I especially like the "Last of the Mohican" Magua figure (middle figure), although I did not paint it as Magua but rather as a generic Indian Chief. Before anyone comment, no, the war paints are not historical per se, I just went with what I though would look good on the battlefield and what would be easily identifiable as big men. 

I quite like my blue war paint, even though it's not very historical!
I juggled with the idea of using differently sized based to identify the Big Men, but in the end figured it might be a problem in other rulesets, so went with my traditional 25mm slim round bases from Litko, which I use for all my skirmish historicals.  

These pics were taken just last week with my new Foldio lightbox, so its still very much a work in progress. I need more light and probably another background. I'll discuss this further in a future post.

Anyways, hope you like them! 

6 comments:

  1. Very nice, good to see you back in the saddle. I particularly like the blanket on the right chief. Yellow is hard to paint on a dark background.

    I bought I light box a couple of years ago, could never get good snaps, this looks pretty good. I will be happy to hear more.

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    1. Thanks John. Still working on that lightbox, but I think I will manage to get something good. It's also small and compact, so easy to keep next to the computer. I'll show some pics next post.

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  2. Most impressive job, well done...love the blue as well!

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  3. They look super. As you note, the blue warpaint would be very improbable, but it is painted gorgeously. Makes me think of Wildings from A Game of Thrones. :-)

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  4. Thanks Peter! If I ever build a barbarian fantasy army I'll know what blue to use! ;-)

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