Sunday, May 5, 2013

Getting Ready for HISTORICON

I am painting furiously to get ready for HISTORICON in July.  Plan is for Nick Grenier and I to put on a Muskets and Tomahawks game in honor of the Battle of Bloody Run during Pontiac's Rebellion.  Since the actual Roger's Rangers were involved I got the honor of painting them up.  Here are the pictures of the finished product.

Major Rogers in the center leads the way as the Rangers emerge from the forest.

I got these figures from Loyalhanna Outpost.  Link in the links page.  Keith is a great guy and loves being the Galloping Major Miniatures US distributor.

The original battle only had about 250 combatants.  Perfect for an M&T game.  Here is the scene setter:

In the pre-dawn hours of July 31, 1763 Captain Dalyell sallied from the besieged Fort Detroit to punish the insolence of the Native Americans by burning their village.  Pontiac, well aware of the British plans, lay in wait for the overconfident attackers, eager to fulfill a prophecy that the British would be driven from America.  Will the nearby stream run with British or Native American blood this day?

The game will host 6 players, with 3 on each side.  Plots and sub-plots will of course be used to get that cinematic feel M&T gamers love.

Now that the Rangers are done on to the British Line infantry.  Where is that red paint......