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  • #137044
    OB
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    I had these figures for years but never really had the right rules to use them with.  The much anticipated Field of Battle 3 now covers the period so I thought I’d redo them.  I’ll post the rest here as they come.

    Montrose

    I’m pleased with how they’ve spruced up so far.

    Montrose Project

    If you’d like to see the rest of them here’s a link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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

    #137050
    willzwillz
    Participant

    They are very nice 15mm?, out of interest what make?

    #137062
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks Willz.  Yes 15mm, Essex, QRF, Peter Pig.  These regiments are mainly Essex.  Some of the others also have Matchlock and Khurasan 15mm.

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

    #137152
    OB
    Participant

    A few more done now including a pair of frame guns four regiments all together.

    Minimore’s Royalist regiment here a mixed Lowland and Highland regiment.  The Highland pike men are conversions.

    Montrose

    The Aberdeen Militia here.

    Montrose

    You can see the rest of them by clicking the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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

    #137353
    OB
    Participant

    I’m having to get a move on as FOB3 is being posted to me today.  New additions to my forces include some Scots Lancers, Argyle’s regular Highland Regiment and the first of Montrose’s Highlanders. Mixing manufacturers is working well for me.

    Montrose

    There are more pics on my blog.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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

    #137516
    OB
    Participant

    Field of Battle 3 has now arrived.  My thoughts on how it will play for Montrose and the Covenanters are now on my blog.  If it’s of interest here’s the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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

    #137793
    OB
    Participant

    More painting progress on the project.  I have the Gordon Horse, two units of Highlanders and the first of the Irish regulars done,

    Montrose

    The Irish above and the rest are at:

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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

    #137809
    Guy FarrishGuy Farrish
    Participant

    This is a great enterprise.

    I’m very impressed and not a little in awe of the speed of production.

    I know you said you had the basis of the armies already but even so…

    Lovely looking army.

    #137817
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks Guy.

    I think I’ve now passed the half way mark for both sides.  A lot of the figures were already painted and just needed a touch up and rebasing.  Currently I’m stuck waiting for some Matchlock pipers from Caliver so I can finish off the Highland command stands.

    Meantime just one Covenanter infantry regiment to go and two of cavalry and they’re done.

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

    #138405
    OB
    Participant

    I thought I’d have a look at what Iain Lom MacDonald the great Highland Bard could tell us about how Highlanders fought at the Battle of Inverlochy.  He saw the whole battle and walked the ground afterwards.  If that sounds like your sort of thing do drop by for a read.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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

    #138422
    Guy FarrishGuy Farrish
    Participant

    Fascinating that Highland bards in the seventeenth century were still doing the job that the likes of Aneirin were doing in the early medieval period.

    Thanks for posting.

    Good link to Capercaillie and Alasdair Mhic Cholla Chasda too.

    #138424
    OB
    Participant

    You know Guy, that was my very thought and the same metaphor the blue steel.

    Glad you enjoyed it and the Capercaillie.

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

    #138721
    OB
    Participant

    Montrose

    I’m now well past the half way mark on Montrose and the Covenanters.  Most of everything is done and I’m currently waiting for a few command figures to complete the infantry.

    Montrose

    One thing I have learned from Iain Lom is that Highland archers were still quite common in clan forces.  The number of poetic mentions of bows and archery outstrip mentions of guns and shooting.  I learned this too late and my Highlanders tend not to be bow armed.

    There are lots more pics on my blog.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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

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