In keeping with my intention to focus on painting up units from the Horse and Musket era in 2012, my latest completed unit is a war party of 18th century North American woodland indians. Almost all of the figures are from the superb range produced by Perry miniatures, apart from the two chiefs dressed in French military coats that are Front Rank figures. The Perry figures are slightly smaller than the Front Rank items but that doesn't seem to be an issue once they are painted. Both product ranges are highly detailed, making them easier to paint. I particularly like the poses created by the Perry twins which seem more life-like than some other manufacturers.
These proved fast to paint but I did have some difficulty in getting the right look in regard to war paint on the faces. In the end I kept it simple mainly due to my limited painting skills and left it up to a bit of dry brushing and washes to bring out the details of the figures.
I intend to use the war band for both the French & Indian War and the American War of Independence.