|Standard bearer or wealthy clansman
It's all my fault. For that I apologize. To not have hurried up and painted these lovely sculpts and share them is in of itself a serious misdemeanour.
I commissioned these models from the talented Steve Shaw many moons ago. Steve works at his own pace and so the figures have trickled to me in batches over a protracted period. This perhaps contributed to the under the radar arrival of the set.
We now have a considerable number of Highlanders and Scots designed for use in the period 1675-1698. They do however have application in the English Civil War and 18th century Jacobite conflicts in 1715,1719 and 1745.
|Clan chief or officer
There are 7 codes in the range which means in total 34 different sculpts including a mounted version of Bonnie Dundee.
I will feature each code in detail and based for gaming as time goes by. I also intend to offer three different CLAN REGIMENTAL PACKS mixing the models in appropriate combinations.
|PACK H06 Clansmen attacking
Steve's style makes them very easy to paint and the detail is crisp and well defined. In my painting tests here you will see I have avoided any searing reds and opted for lots of muted tones and simple chequered patterns on the plaids.
|PACK H05 Clansmen ready - open handed
|PACK H07 Highland Command with Dundee
|PACK H03 Clansmen with matchlocks
|PACK H02 Militia/Clansmen in mixed dress
|PACK H04 Clansmen ready with mixed weapons
I have committed to participating in an event at Prestonpans (near Edinburgh) to support Scotland's Battlefield Heritage Trust. I will be using these models together with other Warfare Miniatures in recreation of the Battle of Killiecrankie 1689.
|Fearsome clansman at Killiecrankie 2015 commemoration
My long running interest in this battle was further stimulated by attending the Soldiers of Killiecrankie living history event this year at the battlefield.
|Clansmen at Killiecrankie
More on the Highlanders soon but enjoy these pix for now.
|The battle I exhibited at Perth Museum a few years back
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