Tuesday 9 April 2013

French and Indian Wars: British Regular Infantry

It's time for another distracting aside. 

SAGA certainly took the gaming world by storm, with it’s quirky game play and fun skirmish scale battles. Leon (Pulp Citizen) and I have been playing a few games and are starting to get into it, but that’s not going to stop me getting distracted by an all new gaming project and, for me, an entirely new period: Muskets and Tomahawks and The French and Indian Wars.

The French and Indian Wars (sometimes called the French Indian War or FIW) was basically the Seven Year War as it was fought out in North America, between the British, with their Native American allies, and the French/Canadians and their native allies. The war is most commonly remembered in the collective consciousness thanks to the Last of the Mohicans.

The games Muskets and Tomahawks, (M+T for short) is a game by the same writer as SAGA, but it is a very different game that really captures the atmosphere of the period. I have read the rules, but have yet to play a game, and am really looking forward to it. It has been getting rave reviews.

I have begun work on the Red-coated British Regular Infantry. In truth I have been plugging away at these steadily since November, just doing one or two as the mood struck me. I still have a few more to go, but then I can start on the really good bit- the Indians!

These figures are by Redoubt Miniatures. 


Jay said...

Very nice work. You must have magnifying eyes and non-shaking hands to get these troops' eyeballs placed perfectly in place. If you just felt something...I just patted you on the back.

Anonymous said...

More great stuff to add your eclectic array of periods and genres. :)