Sunday, February 14, 2016

'L'amour' from StephenS - 'The Last of the Mohicans'

The Last of the Mohicans, is I know, probably the first choice of film for most of the romantics out there. But sometimes the classics are the best... =)

Actually, I re-watched this movie recently for the first time since I saw it at the cinema as a kid, to get myself suitably fired up to start a war-band for a 'Muskets and Tomahawks' campaign which will hopefully be kicking off this year. I'm not sure how much it helped me to research the period, but it did provide inspiration for this challenge.

I present to you Nathaniel 'Hawkeye' Poe played by Daniel Day-Lewis and Cora Munro played by Madeleine Stowe. These young love-birds find true romance amid the carnage of the French-Indian war and the deaths of everyone they hold dear. Proving love conquers all... though a being a good shot with a musket was probably helpful as well.

The figures are from Warlords Games, but are by Conquest Miniatures and come in a pack with all the main characters. The sculpts for the males are excellent and really capture the flavour of the characters. Unfortunately, the sculpts for the female characters weren't quite as good I felt. I don't think they look anything like the characters from the film, and my painting certainly wasn't going to help matters...

The young couple just before another romantic, desperate last stand...

The figures will find a place in my British force as Indian allies and townsfolk, I just hope they will be able to stay focussed on the battle and not each other!