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Warchol Inactive Member12 Dec 2015 11:40 a.m. PST

Dear TMPers do you know any OOBs of forces fighting in the Anglo-Powhatan Wars?


Early morning writer Inactive Member12 Dec 2015 1:39 p.m. PST

Not meaning to be rude, truly, but – seriously? The Powhatan would not have had any sort of OOB, I'm sure. And the colonists? Maybe, but probably not.

I'd say this is a conflict where doing "what feels right" is as much as you're going to get.

Now watch someone surprise me and have some OOBs – but it only counts if you have reference to original – and available – source material.

Bill N13 Dec 2015 1:07 p.m. PST

It has been a very long time since I studied that era, but I recall that it mostly involved raids and ambushes by relatively small parties of men. Virginius Dabney covered it in his History of Virginia, but even in the 1970s the writing style seemed out of date.

Prince Alberts Revenge13 Dec 2015 5:53 p.m. PST

From my readings, powhatan would be bow-armed, some clubs too. Colonists with muskets, and also men with sword and buckler. Alot of obsolete armor was dumped in the colony, which had more value against the "primitive" weaponry of the natives. This book is very informative:


Inkpaduta Inactive Member14 Dec 2015 11:43 a.m. PST

Eureka does a line of Powhatan figures.

I would don't there would be any OOBs. The English in Virginia would have been militia based on communities or counties. Likely using various Elizabethan figures would work for them.

Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2015 9:07 a.m. PST

This is an interesting idea Warchol. Hope you'll send pictures when you have it assembled. As a general survey of the European weapons at least this book is pretty good


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