Monday, January 11, 2021
The Warband is getting Bigger!
My French allied Native Warband is now 12 figures strong (technically 13 as I painted a leader just in case I put him in charge of a French or Native Force).
The Warlord Games Woodlands Indians War Party metal boxed set has 18 figures + 1 sachem figure which makes it easy to build a Large Warband for Rebels and Patriots. I am doing a Large Warband which will consist of 18 figures. Currently I now have 12 painted figures which can be fielded as a regular sized Warband.
The extra "sachem" that comes in the Warlord Games box.
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, painting a non-uniformed or mixed uniformed unit is a challenge for me, and a challenge for many gamers. It is always easier to paint an identical uniformed force as it is easy to set up using an assembly line technique. The technique I use for a mixed figure unit is to paint 6 figures at a time which for me, makes the painting go faster and allows a way to visualize how the unit will look.
Slowly but surely (the multiple projects help give me a break!) the Warband is getting bigger. It's great that each figure in the Woodlands Indians War Party metal boxed is unique so I am taking my time to make this unit look visually appeasing and dramatic on the tabletop when they join their French Allies. Here are some pictures of where I am at, and also some more of the new terrain I am making which will be in another post.
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) and Military Historian who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures. Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading, Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.