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27 Dec 2018 11:15 p.m. PST
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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 12:58 p.m. PST

Hello everyone,

What to take as 25/28 mm figurines to correctly represent the warriors of Tecumseh and Tecumseh himself for the Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812 ?

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

Grand River Natives for the Western areas around the great lakes from Knuckleduster;

Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa;

Lots of different tribes and accessories for FIW most are OK for 1812 by Warlord;

Only two bags of native Americans by Brigade Games but they are superb figures that include a Canadian Indian Department officer.

Conquest did an extensive range of Indians for FIW but I can't get the link. Thye may have been bought out by another company.

I hope this info gets you started.

Winston Smith27 Dec 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

I believe it was Warlord who acquired the magnificent Conquest range.
Your second link shows Tecumseh in the FIW range. That's incorrectly labeled.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

Thank you both,

And the Indians of this early nineteenth are different from those of the franco-indian war in the eighteenth century?

I intend to use a good old bilingual rule called "Les Aigles" because I love it and there are army lists budgeted for this conflict.

Also before I would have to know the numbers of men in the different units in the different battles, that does not exist?

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

1) Not enough for me to worry about in my gaming, although I do pay attention to the estimates of the relative differences in weapons used by each tribe.

2) Donald Graves is a contemporary Canadian historian with an excellent series of books covering the major Canadian-American campaigns, with detailed order of battles in the appendices. I like his work because he is fairly even-handed in his coverage.


The Alabama Trails website has good coverage of the battles in the regions of the Old Southwest and the Gulf Coast.


There is also the Nafziger collection, which has geed coverage of the period, including if I remember correctly the other theaters of war like the Eastern seaboard


Finally, if you are not aware of it, I recommend spending some time on the War of 1812 website:


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2018 6:15 a.m. PST

Rick thanks for all these links.

For the Indians I did not speak of their armaments – which must hardly be improved, but hardly different – from that of the Indians of the XVIIIth century, but rather of their appearance may be different from those of the Indians of the Franco-Indian war because they are not the same nations, and I was speaking too, of the differences of appearance between the warriors of the different nations participating in the war of 1812.

In fact, we want to make a difference between the uniformity details of the uniforms of the white units from one unit to another, so why not for the appearance of the Indians, even if they do not wear uniforms, there is necessarily features that allowed them to recognize each other at first glance.

It's just a matter of painting, haircut, etc…

That sort of thing, but we're gagen of time when Indian figurines correctly designate this or that nation, the generic figurines for the Indians I do not like too much …

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