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Author Topic: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 31/10 Hudson & Allen Scottish village  (Read 22628 times)

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #165 on: August 22, 2023, 05:55:43 PM »
Not much progress for a while but Iím now putting together another 22 minis, which when painted will allow me to field two clans each comprising of:

2 leaders
6 melee troops with swords and pistols
6 shooters with muskets
6 pole weapons

Iíd originally envisioned playing with a modified Pikemans Lament but I now think a suitably adapted NMBH would be even better, so am giving thought to that.

Hereís the basic assembly of the new Galbraith Axe minis - though a few need some GSÖ. The odd blanket, cap, sword belt, thumb, etc


« Last Edit: August 25, 2023, 06:55:12 AM by Silent Invader »
My LAF Gallery is HERE
Minis (foot & mounted) finished in 2023 = 151
(2022 = 204; 2021 = 123; 2020 = no idea)

Offline Malamute

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 16/11, 12 more minis finished
« Reply #166 on: August 23, 2023, 09:48:38 AM »
Splendid, Looking forward to seeing them coloured in... :)
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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #167 on: August 25, 2023, 06:56:49 AM »
Thanks - a few more to make before I reach the painting stage but a game with them gets ever closer  8)

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #168 on: August 25, 2023, 11:27:02 AM »
Thatís a nice sized skirmish force Steve.
I have 24 Bloody Scots of my own that can add to the numbers for a game, if desired.
I think PL might work better for such loose skirmish bands, whereas Billhooks leans towards more formed units, but very happy to try either.
:)

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #169 on: August 25, 2023, 11:51:10 AM »
Good job, I look forward to the rest.  :)

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #170 on: August 25, 2023, 12:05:19 PM »
Some is better than none  :)
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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #171 on: August 25, 2023, 02:11:40 PM »

Thanks all

I have 24 Bloody Scots of my own that can add to the numbers for a game, if desired.
I think PL might work better for such loose skirmish bands, whereas Billhooks leans towards more formed units, but very happy to try either.

Thatíll be a lot of Bloody Miniatures Scots 8)

On reflection you are 100% right, PL would be much better for facings etc though I canít deny Iíd quite like to try some revisions, such as 1 dice per figure (rather than the 12 or 6 process), 1Ē unit separation rather than 3Ē, and the turn not ending on one unitís activation failure.  lol

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #172 on: August 25, 2023, 03:35:52 PM »
Nice to see this progressing.

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/8, more WIP minis
« Reply #173 on: August 25, 2023, 06:49:30 PM »
Thanks Steve

This latest batch has 22 minis in it, many of which will need some greenstuff. Btw, when I started this project I decided that I wanted all my Scots to be wearing shoes, not boots, thus a fair few have had their lower legs replaced with amputations donated by other Nick Collier ECW minis.


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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/9 with 22 more conversions ready for painting
« Reply #174 on: September 22, 2023, 12:29:31 PM »
Well itís taken me exactly a month to apply the greenstuff, but Iím finally there. To be fair to me, on the hobby front Iíve been distracted by lots more WOTR, finishing writing up The Clansmen Lament (which includes new unit types), and have even been dabbling in some Chinese martial artists.

My light and dark blue bonnets denote two different clans for small games, whereas all can be combined into one army for bigger affairs. By the by, no two minis in the project are the same, though I do match the weapon allocations between light blue and dark blue.

This batch comprises 22 minis, all bar one of which have been converted in some way. With the 24 already painted, these will give me 46, which will be enough for a game. That said, I already have another 38 casts that are allocated to units and so are ready to start, and in October the Bloody Cavalry will be released (and I plan to convert 12 of those) meaning that before the end of the year Iíll probably have 46 finished and 50 WIP.

Herewith the GSed minis, which is a useful reference for me to know what came from whereÖÖ

And describing them per my The Clansmen Lament unit types, Fierce Men:





Gunnes with a couple of elite Lairdís Finest (leaders):



More of the Lairdís Finest:



And here they are in amongst their respective clans, awaiting the paint brush:





The old men, women and boys are the Clamjamfry, though I need to repaint the men for grey hair. I also need Bloody Miniatures to complete a few more releases before I can add units of Cuddie Riders and Braw Lads;) :D

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/9 with 22 more conversions ready for painting
« Reply #175 on: September 22, 2023, 12:54:05 PM »
Iím going as fast as I can Steve  lol

Some nice conversions in there  :)

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/9 with 22 more conversions ready for painting
« Reply #176 on: September 22, 2023, 01:36:48 PM »
Iím going as fast as I can Steve  lol

Some nice conversions in there  :)

Lol

And thanks :D

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/9 with 22 more conversions ready for painting
« Reply #177 on: September 22, 2023, 04:55:32 PM »
Great job 8)


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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/9 with 22 more conversions ready for painting
« Reply #178 on: September 23, 2023, 09:54:30 AM »
Great conversions Steve. :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Bonnie Scotland, 17thC: UD 22/9 with 22 more conversions ready for painting
« Reply #179 on: September 23, 2023, 11:50:57 AM »
lovely skilled work on those conversions / green-stuff additions.

 

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