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Arteis0213 Mar 2023 3:21 a.m. PST

I have just finished painting this lovely set of Eureka Miniatures‘ 28mm Māori warriors. They are primarily designed for the inter-tribal conflicts, before Europe started to make an impact with the introduction of the musket.

However, these figures should also be able to be used for the earlier parts of the colonial New Zealand Wars of the 1840s, so they'll bulk up my existing war-parties of figures by Empress Miniatures.

More pics and info on my blog: link

More pics and info on my blog: link

Stryderg13 Mar 2023 6:09 a.m. PST

That's some good work, right there!
Love the skirts/loincloths/clothing (not sure what the proper term is). The hut and fence are really nice, too.

Although, in the top pic, the dude on the left looks like he has 4 arms.

Arteis0213 Mar 2023 1:05 p.m. PST

Ha ha, Stryderg, I never noticed that when I took the photo. Now I can't un-see it!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2023 6:20 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting.

Legionarius14 Mar 2023 9:20 p.m. PST

Very cool. I would think that these could be used for other Polynesians across the wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean.

Arteis0215 Mar 2023 12:58 a.m. PST

Possibly, Legionarius. Though because of the significant differences in clothing and weaponry across the Pacific, it would be akin to using Napoleonic French for British, or WW2 Germans for Americans! However, if your gaming is more about getting the right 'feel' rather than necessarily being totally accurate (it is just a game after all), they could indeed be used in other roles.

Legionarius16 Mar 2023 6:04 p.m. PST

Agreed Arteis02. I am much more strict with myself in some periods than others. For example, I want my Republican Romans and Late Romans to look quite distinct. On the other hand, for me a tricorn infantryman is a tricorn infantryman for most of the eighteenth century. That way I can play more scenarios and wars. By the same token, I don't count buttons or styles of lace. However, for the specialist in the period this is heresy. I recommend that each one pick their own orthodoxies and heresies. After all, it's only a game! Cheers!

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