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Offline pbjunky1

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ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« on: June 23, 2018, 05:40:00 PM »

After having painted 90 sword  waving, lochabar axe wielding highlanders I decided to paint a unit of  'regular' pike and shot armed highlanders. It's an indulgence as they probably will represent poorer quality levy in our games and rout regularly but there you go.
The minis are a mix of Front Rank (Jacobite range but many are ok for ECW) and Bicorne.
The Bicorne pikes  are the open handed lochabar axe men. The Front Rank pikes are again Lochabar men with the cast on axe removed and pike added.
I will  select a clan banner to add to the unit at some point.






Offline Lowtardog

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 05:58:36 PM »
I feel your pain I have a painting block after doing 3 units. Cracking shout on the pikemen

Offline bigredbat

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 06:11:04 PM »
Very nice!  What range?

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 06:16:20 PM »
Very nice!  What range?

I think he mentioned they were Front Rank and Bicorne, the pike are bicorne Lochaber axe highlanders. I had thought they were cast on axes but seems they aren`t which is good

Offline bigredbat

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 08:08:46 PM »
Thanks- they work well together.

Offline traveller

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 08:28:41 PM »
Nice work! I need to gear up my painting skill for the Jacobite KS delivery later on this year so this is very interesting

Offline Terry37

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 10:42:48 PM »
OH! Very nicely done. Your tartan work really captures the time period!!!

Terry
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Offline Plutarch64

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 11:18:02 AM »
Great work on these.

Offline Erik

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 11:35:17 AM »
Very nice paintjob but where are the 90 highlanders?


Erik

Offline rampantlion

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 03:21:30 PM »
Nice work!  I just did three units of highland regulars for my Inverlochy game.  Glad to be done with them!!

Offline jambo1

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 05:23:38 PM »
Very nice indeed, the tartan is quite superb. :)

Offline Codsticker

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 04:45:02 AM »
Very nice indeed, the tartan is quite superb. :)
I agree; impressive work, especially the tartan.

Offline pbjunky1

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 06:02:51 PM »
Very nice paintjob but where are the 90 highlanders?

Just had chance to photograph the clans and Irish allies this weekend. We are using Pikeman's Lament rules at the moment so they'd be fielded in units of 12 for that with odd units of 6 as forlorn hope or commanded shot but for ease of photo they  are mostly combined  in 24s.










Offline rampantlion

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Re: ECW pike and shot armed highlanders
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 06:31:12 PM »
Great stuff!