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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2022, 10:19:33 AM »
Nice conversions Steve, and well painted  :-*

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2022, 10:29:46 AM »
Excellent stuff Steve.

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2022, 12:21:53 PM »
Lovely figures!

The cattle were bred by the victorians to bring the brown/ginger colour to prominence. The original colour was more commonly black - like Aberdeen Angus.

Bit nivver mind 'at....'at's some bonnie beasts yiv got air in a' lol

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2022, 02:26:11 PM »
Thanks all  :D

The cattle were bred by the victorians to bring the brown/ginger colour to prominence. The original colour was more commonly black - like Aberdeen Angus.

Fascinating*: I had no idea. The thing is, my wife loves the ginger beasties so even if I had known, ginger is what they’d still be  ;D

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2022, 10:39:53 PM »
Lovely work :-*
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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2022, 03:45:28 PM »
Great looking Scots, SI 👍. I really like the colours you’ve used for the bonnets and the ‘hodden grey’.

Fascinating stuff about the Heilan Coos. :o  Will have to paint my next lot black!

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2022, 05:05:32 PM »
Braw work! 
Certain feathers worn by clansmen have meaning and are not just for decoration.  These are the feathers of the golden eagle.  A clan chief displays 3, a chieftain 2 and an armigerous clansman 1 so denoting their rank.  The feathers are worn tucked and secured behind the clan or personal badge of the wearer.  However, some argue this is a later invented tradition.  Most clansmen might wear other feathers or field signs, possibly the most famous is the the White Cockade (rosette or knot of ribbon or cloth) of the Jacobites in the '45. Other signs used were "sprigs"  - bunches of particular flowers, leaves or twigs denoted friend from foe.  It is recorded that the dead at Culloden were identified by the sprigs.  Clans fought on both sides. 
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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2022, 06:27:13 PM »
Excellent conversions and painting.

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2022, 06:05:30 AM »
Thanks folks. :D

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Interesting info about the feathers, which was all new to me, thank you (I’d added them as decoration as I doubt I’ll make a final decision on leaders until I’ve made many, many more).

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 13/8, 12 finished minis plus other bits
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2022, 06:45:49 AM »
Better a feather or two in yer cap than a bee in yer bonnet. Fabulous work and interesting stuff about the eagle feathers and rank.
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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 15/8, Croft WIP
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2022, 07:01:16 PM »
Many thanks!  :D
 
So I have figures, I have stuff to steal, now I just need somewhere to steal them from…..

I mentioned on page 1 that I planned a blackhouse and - based on the cottage in the Rob Roy movie but without chimney - I’ve started working up one with a turf roof and an attached fold.

Construction is from rough plaster blocks, into which I’ll etch and carve for more variation.



With man and beast for scale:



Also planned is a small ploughed field (rigg and furrow).

« Last Edit: August 15, 2022, 07:12:17 PM by Silent Invader »

Offline Emir of Askaristan

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 15/8, Croft WIP
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2022, 08:48:47 PM »
Posh!

Two rooms. People in one, beasts in the other. - the better to stay warm in winter (or in scotland summer too!)

If you google sheiling you'll get some good plans. And think of three or four of them strung out up a Glen and you're there. Glen Ey, near Inverey up the Dee from Braemar has a few and was the stomping ground of The Black Colonel, John Farquharson, a Jacobite, a cattle thief and a rogue every bit as interesting as Rob Roy. Worth a google !

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 15/8, Croft WIP
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2022, 09:40:19 PM »
Thanks for your interest in the project  :)

Yes indeed, in due course a few more buildings will be in order.

As it happens I’ve passed through Inverey quite a few times, including on foot in a blizzard as I retreated back to Braemar. I haven’t explored south of there though, as my various trips took me north via the Linn.

I haven’t been to Braemar Castle in a long, long time and Farquharson had completely slipped my mind, so the reminder is very much appreciated. 8)


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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 15/8, Croft WIP
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2022, 10:20:17 PM »
What a great project SI!  :-*

What rules will you use/concoct?
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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 15/8, Croft WIP
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2022, 10:41:20 PM »
That’s a very good question.  ;D

I’m in the throes of writing-up “Rampantly Small Skirmish”.

From the preamble;

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These Rampantly Small Skirmish (RSS) rules are for RPG-lite wargames set around 1650; they are an adaptation of The Pikeman’s Lament (TPL) rules, which are from the Rampant stable of games by Daniel Mersey et al.

RSS is to be read in conjunction with the TPL rulebook, a copy of which will be required as its standard rules will apply unless varied herein or if common sense dictates otherwise. Page references are to the TPL rulebook.

The conceptual change is from a game of units to a game of single figures. In effect, each TPL unit is represented by one figure. Where TPL references “unit” for RSS this should generally be read and appropriately interpreted as “figure”.  Similarly, where TPL references “Officer” for RSS this should generally be read and appropriately interpreted as “Leader”, a title more appropriate to the type of scenario expected to be played.

I’ve desk-topped the various revisions and additions but I’ve yet to test them…. Hopefully soon.
 

 

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