Tuesday 7 July 2015

Muskets & Tomahawks (Literally)

Just a quick post charting my progress with the Woodland Indians. So far I've done five of them, and this blurry photo shows.

Although I'm keeping most of the paint jobs really simple, these guys are taking time as I don't want their warpaint to be too uniform so I'm basing each model on a different photo or painting such as the one below.

The other issue I've run into is that the warpaint has had the unforeseen consequence of making them models look less 'human' when they're finished; sort of less 'alive' than usual. In it's own way, this 'dehumanising' effect has highlighted one of the reasons many different cultures adopted forms of warpaint.

I've still got another 17 to go and half a dozen villagers, but I've hada fairly busy week, so I'm happy with my progress.


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    1. Thanks. I've been putting them off for years.

  2. Well I wasn't expecting these, cracking start Sir.

    1. Thanks. I like to keep my readers on the edge of their seats with suspense and surprises! :)

  3. Off to a great start Kieron. :)

    Good luck with this project. :)

    Are you using the M&T rules? I have only had one game of M&T and would be curious to read your thoughts on them if yo are using them?

    1. I have the rules, but only played once back when they came out.

      They were good rules, the activation mechanic was good, but I remember being annoyed with the fact that despite models operating in units, you needed to mark whether individual models could fire. It just seemed an unnecessary complication.

      If I play again, id be tempted to house rule something simpler.