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  • #175318
    OB
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    Flodden

    I made a start on my Flodden project for BillHooks 2.  The first unit is of Highlanders using QRF 15mm figures.

    These ones are Clan Campbell. There are more pic’s and a bit about the clan system on my blog if it is of interest here’s the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #175330

    Lovely work!

    "Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"

    Axel Oxenstierna

    #175331
    Jim Webster
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    Certainly the riding families on both sides of the Border had a lot in common with the Clans of the north

    https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/

    #175332
    OB
    Participant

    Thank you konstantinos.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #175333
    OB
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    They did Jim and it’s interesting to ponder it.  I’m sure it is worth further study.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #175334
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    They did Jim and it’s interesting to ponder it. I’m sure it is worth further study.

     

    Have you read ‘The Steel Bonnets’

    It’s a good starting point

    https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/

    #175336
    Tony S
    Participant

    My mother gave that me book a few years ago after her genealogy research uncovered the fact that apparently we had distant ancestors who were Border reivers.  Not terribly surprising given the author’s provenance, the book is an exciting and entertaining read!

    Drifting back to the original post, (as always, very nice figures OB and the article was informative and amusingly interesting as well – slight shades of the Crimson Assurance Company) has Billhooks 2 been released yet?  If not, is there a rough date for it?  Really enjoyed the first edition and am really looking forward to the newer one.

    #175337
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    It is an excellent book. Our library used to have the ‘Calendar of Border Papers’ which is all sorts of fascinating stuff in it. You can get it in pdf from https://archive.org/details/cu31924091786057

    But yes, what is the status of Billhooks 2 🙂

     

    https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/

    #175341
    OB
    Participant

    Yeah I’ve got a copy Jim.  My distant maternal relatives feature heavily.  Thanks very much for the link.  That will keep me busy.

    Thanks Tony, I wanted to get the basics of clan life over in an easy read.

    As to Billhooks 2 the latest info’ I have is that the layout has been done.

     

     

     

     

     

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #175345
    ian pillay
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    Bill hooks 2..?!?!???!? Lion Rampant 2, what is the world coming to with 2nd editions..?!?!. Only joking. Fantastic brushwork for such small miniatures.

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

    #175346
    OB
    Participant

    Lots of 2s about!  Some 3s and 4s as well.  Thanks Ian they were fun to paint.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #175434
    OB
    Participant

    Now for some English troops.  These ones are from QRF’s 15mm Early Tudor range.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #175457
    OB
    Participant

    Flodden

    Home’s Borderers and the Gordon’s are now up on my blog.  The 15mm figures are mainly from QRF.

    Flodden

    There is some stuff about the Battle of Flodden too.

     

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #175480
    Darkest Star Games
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    Looking very good.

    This is probably a dumb question, but, what is the difference between regulars cavalry and border cavalry?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #175482
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks DSG.

    The Border cavalry were “light” Horse.  Less armour, smaller mounts.  The “regular” cavalry had lots of armour and bigger horses.

    I have some of both types to paint you’ll easily see the difference when I post them here.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #176149
    OB
    Participant

    I’ve made a bit of progress with my Flodden project both English and Scots.  The former are getting most of my attention as I’m waiting for QRF to restock the Scots.

    If you would like to see more here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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