Tuesday, January 8, 2019

River Hawks



The American Indian is an iconic symbol of reconnaissance and is the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of the ideal scout. There is no doubt myth and legend are part of it, but with these type things it usually is based on some foundation of truth.  There is enough written testimony of both civilians and military leaders using valuable information gathered from Indians or on the flip side being surprised on their sudden appearance out of nowhere to substantiate this belief.


The scene before you is set in the French and Indian Wars with a couple of Huron warriors allied to the French gliding up the Mohawk river looking for the best location to conduct a raid on the English and their Mohawk allies.


The figures are from Redoubt who have an excellent French and Indian war range with canoes included for Indians, French and the English. I painted the miniatures using a combination of Foundry paints and Vallejo paints.


This is a planned Deployment marker for Sharp Practice from TFL. If you like making deployment markers then French and Indian Wars is excellent period for that as you can make both water and land markers offering lots of creative ways to explore making markers. I plan on making some more.:-)


Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company Redoubt Miniatures

22 comments :

  1. This is cool! Your dark photography lends a sense of quiet eeriness to the piece.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! I'm pleased to hear you felt it gave a quiet eeriness to the piece as that was what I was attempting to convey.

      Christopher

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  2. Very cool native canoe, Christopher; and agree with Jonathan on the background and photography.

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  3. I love your style of painting miniatures. Franco Indian war in your performance unmatched!

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    1. Thank you very much Klingula very kind of you to say!

      Christopher

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  4. Very nice work Christopher. The larger canoes with several crew are well worth having for your Native Americans.

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    1. Thank you very much David and I'll need to look into that.

      Christopher

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  5. Great piece Chris! It’s even better in real life. We really should get in a game of SP in the FIW soonish.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick at that would be great, but that might be awhile! Until then we have plenty of CoC to play.

      Christopher

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  6. Excellent work, they look wonderful and seem to roam quietly ...for the time being...

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