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Offline Iain R

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*UPDATED 02/03* 1320s Post-Bannockburn Scots
« on: January 24, 2021, 03:01:00 AM »
Hello gents, after a few years wandering in the wilderness, I have returned, to bore you all with weird, niche Lion Rampant forces!

When Antediluvian released their Wars of The Bruces range a couple of years ago, I got on them like a tramp on chips, having been waiting for such a range for years. Rather than go for the standard "Bannockburn Scots" template, I decided to go a bit later, and represent a force of the 1320s, when Bruce was on the offensive into northern England. This always strikes me as a bit of a forgotten facet of the first War of Independence, but the engagements are perfect Lion Rampant fodder!

Using the Antediluvian range as a base, I've used a few Claymore figures from their Crecy range that I feel work stylistically to add variation, as they're also Bickley sculpts and slot in beautifully.

Things have changed considerably since I was last on the forums, so I apologise if the images don't display properly! I'll post a single one up first as a test...
« Last Edit: Today at 01:12:00 AM by Iain R »
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Offline Iain R

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 03:24:00 AM »
Well that seems to have worked! So, some close ups; Sir Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, leader of my first schiltron.

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 07:17:48 AM »
Great job on some lovely sculpts  :-*


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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 08:21:53 AM »
Lovely brushwork on him

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 09:18:06 AM »
Lovely job, Iain.

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 09:19:42 AM »
Class brushwork Iain, especially on the heraldry front- nice and tight yet still maintaining a "painterly" method, which I like- a lot!   :-*  :-* :-*

On the Bruce's invasion of England I know a little about it as I'm from the NE and lived in Edinburgh for a number of years where the folk law memory, such as the looting and burning of Durham, seat of the Prince Bishops,  are still alive. It's a fascinating period of history.

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 10:57:32 AM »
Very nice  8)

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2021, 12:05:56 PM »
Very nice. I live just five minutes up the road from Byland, so I'll be following this with interest. I'm always amazed how the English managed to lose that one, despite being positioned at the top of a steep hill! Will you be painting up some monks for the battle of Myton?

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2021, 12:20:43 PM »
They are some very dynamic figures, with cracking paint jobs.

“Like a tramp on chips” :)


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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2021, 04:40:37 PM »
Nice start. I will follow with interest.

Offline Iain R

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 05:09:22 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments, chaps! It's good to be back. FB groups have their place, but they also very definitely have their limitations and drawbacks.

Very nice. I live just five minutes up the road from Byland, so I'll be following this with interest. I'm always amazed how the English managed to lose that one, despite being positioned at the top of a steep hill! Will you be painting up some monks for the battle of Myton?

Lol, both sides had their share of losing battles they had no right to, right up to the Union of the Crowns! I think certainly in that period, the English were facing a perfect storm of exactly the right Scots commanders, leading well trained and motivated troops who they understood how to use rather than squander, while the English themselves were hamstrung by a very fractured leadership (despite some individually excellent commanders). As for Myton, that was Plan A (I have a Claymore figure set aside as the Archbishop of York), but I then I'll be concentrating more on a few years later, though I do have a few clergy amongst the collection anyway who could be fed through the English ranks to give a bit of Myton fkavour. That said, a lot of the "clergy" would probably have been outfitted as men at arms anyway, as there was rather a lot of overlap between the lords spiritual and temporal (100 years later, when Henry V was preparing for his expedition to France, his array of the resources available to the clergy paints an interesting picture of the "shadow army" the church could put in the field if push came to shove...

Next, a nameless man-at-arms of the parish gentry (thanks to Chris Brown for the wonderfully descriptive term!)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2021, 05:11:47 PM by Iain R »

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2021, 05:34:07 PM »
Another cracker  :)

Thanks for the kind comments, chaps! It's good to be back. FB groups have their place, but they also very definitely have their limitations and drawbacks.


Yes, I’ve noticed this, having recently started posting a few things on one or two Facebook wargaming groups. Everything you put up vanishes in the slipstream of time with indecent haste before half the people have had a chance to even see it, much less comment. Not a very satisfying medium for sharing work TBH. Things just get pushed down the page straightaway and disappear from view. I guess if it’s your own Fb page you’re posting on it’s fine, but when it comes to groups, there’s no kind of footprint or permanence at all - which I guess is the entire point of it :) Instant gratification for those lucky enough to catch it, and then - bang! All gone. Buried deep  lol

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2021, 05:50:22 PM »
Welcome back! And thanks for sharing! Big fan of the Antediluvian sculpts so always good to see them painted up!

Keep up the great work!

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2021, 05:59:00 PM »
Another cracker  :)

Yes, I’ve noticed this, having recently started posting a few things on one or two Facebook wargaming groups. Everything you put up vanishes in the slipstream of time with indecent haste before half the people have had a chance to even see it, much less comment. Not a very satisfying medium for sharing work TBH. Things just get pushed down the page straightaway and disappear from view. I guess if it’s your own Fb page you’re posting on it’s fine, but when it comes to groups, there’s no kind of footprint or permanence at all - which I guess is the entire point of it :) Instant gratification for those lucky enough to catch it, and then - bang! All gone. Buried deep  lol

Indeed, not just that but at least on a forum you can choose what to read, rather than having to scroll through everything posted in the group, regardless of relevance or banality; that and most groups are now just being flooded with youtubers, with no evident interest in the group subject, spamposting links to barely (if at all) relevant "tutorials", begging us to visit, like and subscribe. Naw son, away and sit doon.

I am just getting too grumpy for FB groups.  lol lol lol

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Re: Post-Bannockburn Scots; Iain R Returns!
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2021, 06:06:52 PM »
 lol

 

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