Saturday, February 07, 2009

Character creation

Lately, due to the lack of miniatures needed for a sequel of our "Halloween special" (mea culpa, mea maxima culpa), in the meantime we started another series of skirmish games set in the French & Indian War. It's a campaign as laid out in Rattrap's Among the Warparties supplement, and it has a base of only 3 figures per side. Although there are enough "proxies" in our existing forces for that conflict, I felt the need for some figures representing the heroes of this very campaign more exactly.

So here's Mattawan, experienced trapper and famous coureur des bois.


It's a Frontiersman by Conquest. I opted for a limited range of colours with different shades of brown, as it underlines this man's preference for convenient clothing. The only other colours, the blue & white patterned straps, indicate his relationship to the Native People. The last focus point is his rifle - it's a very fine weapon, and I thought it should look like one.

By now I'm still waiting for an Indian hero figure to arrive. A young French nobleman is already recruited from my Compagnies de la Marine. If all of them are ready an update will follow - maybe with a little report? Please let me know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really nice, Sire. Love that rifle.

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