Scanning laser epitaxy (SLE) is a powder-bed additive manufacturing process that was exclusively developed to repair and manufacture gas turbine hot-section components made of nickel-base superalloys. Microstructures of the as-deposited René N5 were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), electron back scatter diffraction (EBSD), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and microhardness test (MHT) measurements. SEM investigations showed the presence of fine /γ′ phases and eutectics in deposit region. EDS measurements showed the eutectics to be Ta-rich. EBSD measurements indicated single-crystal growth in the deposit region. XRD investigation revealed the presence of strong <100> morphology in the deposit region. MHT measurements demonstrated higher hardness values in the deposit region compared to the substrate region. The increase in the hardness values might be attributed to the finer microstructure, minor compositional differences or residual stress buildup. This work is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research through grants N00014-14-1-0658.