These brilliant sculpts have inspired me to delve into this unfamiliar conflict and time period. To better aquaint myself I have already started reading Kyle Zelner's book, A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip’s War on Google Books. My library should be able to get me a copy through interlibrary loan. I have long been interested in The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians, by Patrick Malone. So, I went ahead and ordered a copy off amazon. I'm sure I'll read more, but these two books seem like a good introduction to both sides of this conflict.
This evening I just bought their first four packs plus King Philip using my birthday funds. With only 11 Indians and 10 English Militia, I should have no problem painting them all in a reasonable amount of time (once I'm through being swamped with work). With fall approaching and thoughts stretching to Thanksgiving (you know... Puritans and Indians) it seems an appropriate time to get into this new genre.