Saturday, 27 November 2010


One of the problems when I first looked at New Worlde as a project was the availability of pre-gunpowder woodland indians. Whilst I wasn't going to worry about a specific tribal appearance, figures carrying C18th muskets weren't going to be of much use. Unfortunately most of the miniatures available seem to be for the French-Indian Wars and sporting firearms.

(photo Conquest Miniatures 500-009 Woodland Indians with bows)

I have found one pack of figures from Conquest Miniatures in their 500 Nations range and picked them up with the Artizan bondi through North Star but am struggling to find others. I did think about buying some musket armed figures and converting the non-firing poses to carrying bows and spears but according to the Conquest website the first two packs of woodland indians are now discontinued (and North Star is out of stock of all three). This means I'm going to have to do a fair bit of investigation to find enough figures so I might have to concentrate on raising the Norse and Welsh whilst hunt out the Algonquin...


  1. How about Powhatan Indians from Eureka Miniatures? I've never seen them in the flesh but they should be close to what you're after.

  2. Thanks for the heads up, the Powhatan are an Algonquin tribe so perfect for what I need (also the shaman could be very useful).