Thursday, March 14, 2013

From ChristopherS: French & Indian War Compagnies Franches de la Marine (62 points)



From Christopher:
These gentlemen are my Compagnie Franches de la Marine for my French & Indian War project to be used for This Very Ground and Muskets and Tomahawks. I used round bases as I prefer that for skirmish games. I will of course be taking the role of the French and their Indian allies and my friend Mike's the British. I depicted the Marines emerging from the woods conducting a flanking attack or perhaps even surprising a British column or camp.


The models are from Redoubt and like their Indians are packed full of character that just really draws me to them. For me the Redoubt line gives a very intense and dangerous take on the French and Indian war that I really like. The flag is from the superb GMB designs. Colours are mostly Foundry with some Vallejo.



I think like many of us what drew me into the period was Daniel Day Lewis version of Last of the Mohicans that I've watched repeatedly over the years. The film for me ranks as one of if not my all time favorite non documentary war movie where the cast, cinematography and music where about as perfect as you could get IMHO. The music has already started in my head just thinking about it!

Stonkingly beautiful work Christopher! I really like the vignette shot of the figures emerging out of the terrain. 'Last of the Mohicans' is a superb film, but my memories of it always seem to get hijacked by enchanting images of Madeleine Stowe...

These dozen brave Marines, with their proud standard, will give Christopher 62 points. Well done!

9 comments:

  1. These are great looking figures with an excellent paint job to boot

    Ian

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  2. ive just finished these guys as well. Great figures.

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  3. The shot of them emerging from the undergrowth is amazing. Fantastic work.

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  4. Superb work as usual. Love the almost cinematik impression of the first picture.

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  5. Great work Christopher, love the scenic shot

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  6. I would be curious what color blue and what paint company he used it from.

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