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Scottish Schiltons

When I recently received my order from Old Glory of war 1812 figures, I had at the same time also ordered some of their medieval Scottish to give a bit of variety to my Schiltrons for the Scottish wars of independence. With the vote later this year for independence and the associated reinvigorated enthusiasm for the period, I intend to paint the odd unit. I do not want to do a demo yet for this era for at least a couple of years so I am really just stock piling painted units for the moment. I have over the last few weeks started to paint them up. My current units are made up from EBOB miniatures, these are nice but slim, expensive and unfortunately poor delivery (at least with my last 2 orders). I also have some very old Ral Partha/citadel, these are too small really, true 25mm but I just love the detail so I tend to mount them on a small piece of mounting card to bring them up to the height of the others. Once based they do not stand out too much, I hope. I intend to build my armies around the DBA army list for campaign gaming but will be using the Canadian Wargames Group rules Flower of Chivalry” for the table top battles.CWG

Scottish

1 x Mounted Knights 8 x Schiltrons below are a few pictures of my EBOB schiltrons. These are on 60x60mm bases with 3 bases forming a unit. 2 x Warband  or 2Psioli 1 x Bows or 2 x Psioli   100_2629 100_2628 100_2626 100_2625

English Army

4 x Mounted Knights, 1 x Crossbow 2 x Spearmen 1 x Bows 3 x Longbow or 4 x Spearmen 1 x Auxiliary

I will post units as and when they have been painted and based.

Here are some flags of knights that were at the battles. They may need resizing. They were a free download from a site but unfortunately I have forgotten which one? If anyone knows please email me as I remember it being a great site and they deserve all publicity. Plan3 Plan2 Plan1 falk20 falk19 falk18 falk17 falk16 falk15 falk14 falk13 falk12 falk11 falk10 falk09 falk08 falk07 falk06 falk05 Plan4

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Long Service Award

A bit of a late blog but with getting the game ready for Legionary I have let the update slip.
Ten days to the day from placing the order, over 25kgs of metal arrived.
Like a kid in a sweet shop I dived straight in and found the following:
 3 off American Infantry, Leather Shako March Attack
2 off American Infantry, Summer Field Dress March Attack
4 off American Command, Leather Shako
2 off American Militia
1 off Artillery Crew in Shako 
1 off 7th New York Dragoons with Command
1 off  5th Maryland Volunteers
1 off Mounted High Command incl. Jackson
2 off New Orleans Freed Men of Color
1 off Light Dragoons with Command
1 off Canadian Voltigeurs
1 off West Indian Regiments
1 off British Marines
1 off Glengarry Light Infantry Skirmishing
1 off Deployed Rocket Troop
1 off 6lb Guns
I also ordered a few packs to bolster my Scottish Wars of Independence armies. These will bulk out my schiltrons which are currently made up of EBOB and early Citadel/Ral Partha miniatures. 
2 off Scottish Spearmen
1 off Scottish Dismounted Knights
1 off Scottish Highlanders & Isle men
and
1 off English bowmen
I must say that I am very impressed with the 1812 figures, have not opened any Scottish War of Independence packs yet. The pose variations and detail is great. From the packs I have opened there seems to be about 5 poses on average, excluding command if included. Then each pose will also have a number of head variations.
While unpacking, I discovered the British rockets crews and I had to open, prime and start painting. These are very animated and I just love the faces. I will finish the rockets in the next couple of weeks hopefully, so will update when they are all based.
Old Glory Rocket Crew 28mm

Old Glory Rocket Crew 28mm

I also started to paint some of the Canadian Voltigeurs. With there being 30 in a pack and using my KGCAWO rules they will only fight in a skirmish formation. Therefore I can get 3 figures to a base and have 5 bases to a unit. Here are the first couple of bases.
Old Glory War of 1812 Canadian Voltigeurs

Old Glory War of 1812 Canadian Voltigeurs

Old Glory War of 1812 Canadian Voltigeurs

Old Glory War of 1812 Canadian Voltigeurs

Here is a picture of old glory compared against the foundry 1812 range and Knuckle Duster. I think old glory and knuckle duster are fully interchangeable. Foundry are a little smoother in style than the angled edges of Old Glory and Knuckleduster but all have great facial detail. Foundry are smaller and slimmer but I suppose the old figure intermingled would not matter or you could have whole units of them. The only issue with that is the lack of pose variation.
28mm War of 1812  Old Glory/Foundry/Knuckleduster

28mm War of 1812
Old Glory/Foundry/Knuckleduster

Here is a picture of some foundry painted.

Foundry American War of 1812 range.

Foundry American War of 1812 range.

I guess that next years demo game for Legionary 15 will be the War of 1812 and probably Crysler’s Farm.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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