Monday, February 18, 2008

Woodlands

Well this past week I have been working on some very fine Woodland Indians from the Conquest 500 Nations Range. These are some of the best Indians I have ever set eyes upon, and frankly I am a little intimidated by them, as I want to achieve a beautiful paint job to do justice to the figures. I have about sixty figures to paint in total and I will be attacking them in batches of ten, so I will stay fresh, I will paint some Conquest Colonials to get a change of pace. I hope to have a unit out before March.

Further news, on our planned Demonstration game front, Scott Robinson and myself will be conducting a FIW demonstration Game at MOAB (Mother Of All Battles) convention here in OZ in October, Scott will be supplying most of the line troops, (French and British) I will supply a number of Indians and colonial troops, we will be using the British Grenadier rules with 1 figure representing twenty men, as no one has volunteered to do the Scottish Regiments, perhaps I may have to have a crack myself!

I will be starting the terrain after I return from New Zealand Pipe Band Championships and a family holiday in March , so stay tuned for a few tutorials, then.

cheers
Matt

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Massachussetts Provincial Regiment

The First of My French Indian War Provincial Regiments, Massachussetts provided six Regiments for the Ticonderoga campaign. They predominatly wore blue jackets with red facings, my reference for painting them was from the Knotel plates, I guessed that the officer lace would be white (silver) as the buttons were, but I could be wrong!

I am seeking a standard for these guys as I have no references as to what they carried, maybe someting similar to the British line "battalion" flag is my best guess, If anybody knows please answer my querry on the 18th cent message board on TMP (total Miniatures page).

The Eureka figures were a pleasure to paint, and I am very happy with the finnish I achieved with this unit. The Eureka figure I believe will also suit the British 60th Foot Regt (Royal American) uniform, as the cuff flaps and cuffs are as not pronounced as British uniforms.


This unit will hopefully take to the table with a few other Provincial regts and British and Indian allies for a demo game in October. I did think about giving the officer a musket or fusil, but I decided to use the spontoon.

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Cheers
Matt