Friday, November 2, 2012

Picking up the tomahawk or so finally begins my FIW project


The French and Indian War skirmish element has been a dream project of mine for many years, but until now I wasn't quite sure how to start and so after spending far too long procrastinating I decided to get on with it and jump in! What better way to start the project off then with the iconic Indians who add so much colour and give that special look we all have come to associate with the period.

These Indians are from Redoubt and I just really like them! The figures are quite large with a lot of character which is a big plus for me. Most of their packs are very good indeed, with a few not of the same quality so check before buying.

I'm playing around with backgrounds as I need the practice and the period really just asks for that so I hope you like it! I also included white background close ups pics for those wanting to seeing the figures in more clear light. They are on a scouting mission looking for an good point of ambush is the storyline behind the photo.

The rules I have in mind are Muskets and Tomahawks and This Very Ground. I don't like square bases for my skirmish figures so I'll simply state the middle of a figures chest is his facing which comes into play in the former rule set.

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company-Redoubt Miniatures


I also want to give a special thanks to Ray for sending me the very cool and prized Posties rejects dice I won in a draw on his super blog which I of course suggest you visit.

48 comments:

  1. Wow, great minis and terrain! I also love the FiW theme, so I´m very excited to see your colection grow.
    cheers
    Jan

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    1. Thank you very much Jan! I know you like the period as I've seen your FIW and it's lovely work indeed!

      Christopher

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  2. Excellent paintwork as usual. You will enjoy the Musket and tomahawk rules.

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  3. Beautiful work, a personal long-time wished project that I´ve never had the opportunity to undertake.

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    1. Thank you and I understand. One day you'll get there when the time is right so hang in there.

      Christopher

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  4. Very nice work Chris. I love the colours used on these warriors.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  5. Stunning paint job Christopher !

    It will be realy nice to follow this project, might even get me the inspiration to get back to my AWI project...

    Please tell us some more about the different rules and what you think of them. I support your chooise of round bases :)

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thank you! I would very much like to see your AWI again! When I've had a chance to play I'll let you know.:-)

      Christopher

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  6. Love the redskin flesh tones on these and their warpaint really sets them off.

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  7. Excellent brushwork and Muskets and Tomahawks are an excellent set of rules.

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  8. Wow. I did not need you giving me inspiration for such a project. Beautiful stuff, and the background is great too.

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    1. Thanks and if you start I hope I had a little to do with it!>:-)

      Christopher

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  9. Wonderful paintwork Christopher.

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  10. Fabulous work, Christopher. I think I may get some figures from this period just for the fun of it. And you know how that starts...

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    1. Thank you very much and yes I do! The story of my life as painter! I'm worse then a bird to all things shiny!

      Christopher

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  11. Wonderful! Your post makes me want to watch Last of the Mohicans again. And buy Muskets and Tomahawks. Can't wait to hear what you think of the rules.

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    1. Thank you Monty! Last of the Mohicans is my all time favourite historical themed film. The background, music, atmosphere and characters are simply a masterpiece! Could be awhile before I give an opinion on the rules, but I will at some point.

      Christopher

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  12. Wonderful work Chris. The background works great to really bring the minis to life. Looking forward to seeing you progress through this project.

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  13. Great painting and backdrop Christopher. A post on a game of Muskets and Tomahawks would be good.

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  14. Great looking indians! I love the warpaint. Great period to game, and after seeing your figs I'm regretting selling my collection! I'm pretty sure I'll paint 28mm FIW again in the near future!

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    1. Thanks Cory! I do hope you start a new collection as I'd like to see it.

      Christopher

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  15. Seriously stunning work Christopher, I've jumped in and out of this period once or twice!

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    1. Thank you very much Fran! Jump back in!

      Christopher

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  16. Beautiful painting Chris, love the one painted black, and I hope the dice bring you a little luck!!

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    1. Thank you very much Ray and I hope the dice do bring me some luck!

      Christopher

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  17. Hi Christopher,

    very nice as usual. Hope to see them on the table very soon.

    Cheers
    Mike

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  18. Very nice work Chris. Great looking indians and terrain setting.

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  19. Christopher - they look tremendous. Have you seen the Canadian film "Black Robe". If you can find a copy, I think you'd love it (and the book its based on).

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    1. Thank you very much Sidney. I have not seen it, but I'll try. Thanks for the tip!:-)

      Christopher

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  20. After my last comment obviously got lost in the depth of the www I'll have to express my deepest admiration for your painting skills one more time :-)
    I think I'll have to do some redskirts too ;-P

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! I saw your last comment in my notification in box, but it wouldn't register on the blog for some reason. So thank you for both comments!:-)

      I'd like to see you start the period not only for the painting, but especially as it will directly affect me as you will be joining our gaming group!:-)

      Christopher

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  21. Fantastic looking figures. I might 'borrow' a few of the painting ideas for my own figures.

    Regards,
    Matt

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