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Offline OB

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Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« on: May 27, 2020, 10:11:58 AM »
I thought I'd redo my Covenantors and Montrose forces in anticipation of the release of Field of Battle 3.  FOB 3 now includes the period and Montrose's campaign might suit the Season of Battle system that comes with the rules.

The figures are all 15mm from a variety of manufacturers.  I did have to do some conversion work for Highland regular regiment pike men and to a lesser extent for the Irish.

The first post is on my blog if it's of interest.  I'll post the rest here as I go.

https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

 
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 11:59:30 AM by OB »

Offline has.been

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 10:55:08 AM »
Looking good.

Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 12:00:37 PM »
Thanks.  I'm pleased with how they're coming out so far.

Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 05:40:29 AM »
A few more done now, four more so far.  I'm speeding up a bit as I'm reliably informed FOB3 has now successfully crossed the Atlantic.

Farquharson's Royalist regiment with a mix of highland and lowland troops and the Aberdeen Militia below.






https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

Offline fred

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 09:05:14 AM »
Nice work.

We recently re-fought the battle of Alford - figures were rather proxied. So good to see what they should have looked like!

Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 10:05:27 AM »
Thanks Fred.  I'm looking forward to the battles.  I've only ever played Kilsyth before.

Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2020, 11:11:45 AM »
I'm speeding up as FoB3 is being posted to me today.  New additions include Argyle's regular Highland Regiment, a unit of Scots Lancers and the first of Montrose's Highlanders.  These ones are MacDonalds and you can see them below.  More pics on my blog.

https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com


Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 11:33:44 AM »
Field of Battle 3 has now arrived. 

I've had a good read through and posted my thoughts on how the rules will handle Montrose and the Covenanters. Of course I've only read the rules so far rather than played them.   If it's of interest here's the link.

https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2020, 06:58:55 AM »
I've got another units done. All for Montrose this time.  Two Highland one's, the Gordon Horse and  the first of the Irish regulars who you can see below.

https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com


Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2020, 10:15:19 AM »
I've just got my Khurasan Montrose command pack among some other stuff today. 

Montrose and an ensign and a trumpeter are all mounted, Mac Colla is on foot.  He is a biggie, trews and bonnet,sword and targe, standing taller than his men. It's this sort of eye for detail that makes Khurasan stand out for me.

Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2020, 05:15:09 PM »
I came across a useful bit of information about Alasdair Mac Colla's appearance.  According to Iain Lom MacDonald Alasdair wore a short black wig.  The two were firm friends and allies and I think the info' is trustworthy.

Offline Eoin OCnaimhsi

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2020, 07:41:22 PM »
I came across a useful bit of information about Alasdair Mac Colla's appearance.  According to Iain Lom MacDonald Alasdair wore a short black wig.  The two were firm friends and allies and I think the info' is trustworthy.

Maybe he had the Gaelic baldness gene?
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Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2020, 08:32:20 PM »
No, fashion among the gentry I think Eoin.  Nor was Iain Lom bald despite the epithet.  It refers to his reputation fr being blunt spoken.

Offline OB

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2020, 07:38:22 AM »
While researching this project I came across many quotes from Iain Lom MacDonald of Keppoch.  He was a renowned bard and a close friend of Alasdair Mac Colla and often accompanied him and the troops.  As such he offers us a Highland perspective of how battle was fought.

My latest blog in this series looks at what he can tell us about the Battle of Inverlochy where Highlander fought Highlander.  If that sounds of interest to you please click the link.

https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

Offline syrinx0

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Re: Montrose and the Covenanters- A Field of Battle 3 Project
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2020, 02:55:56 PM »
Interesting write up on Iain Lom MacDonald's poems.  Looks like you will have some fun battles with these forces.
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