Tuesday, 31 May 2016


Another rebase of some old fantasy models. Cyclops and Cyclops kin from Ral Partha I think, I've always had a soft spot for these particular models, first buying the Cyclops figure and later adding the Cyclops kin as a later find.

To be honest I bought these figures only because I liked them, not having any gaming purpose in mind. Until now that is; they should be an interesting opponent on the table for a game of Dragon Rampant.

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

ECW Scots Lancers

Scots lancers for my Covenanter army, 28mm Warlord Games miniatures, the flag is for the Browne regiment from the Body's Banners range from Redoubt Enterprises.

The Warlord Games lancers are nice figures, it's the usual plastic cavalry set plus 3 metal riders, lancer arms (enough to make 6 lancers), and some extras to add to the figures, bottles, pistols etc. I particularly like the extras that allow an additional pistol to be added to a boot, these Scots figures are certainly tooled up for a fight.

I replaced all the lances with metal spears from North Star Miniatures. Metal bonnets from Warlord Games were added to some figures, with hair being sculpted from green stuff as the bonnets don't fit perfectly. This was a simple enough and worthwhile thing to do. Bases are 50mm square, finished with MiniNatur flock, tufts and flowers.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Hoskins Farm Kitchen - Grandmanner

I thought I'd show some evidence that I have been painting some GrandManner buildings, only a little 'un but just as nice nonetheless. The Hoskins Farm Kitchen is part of the Guilford Courthouse set by GrandManner.
Im starting to get the hang of painting these models, and they make a nice change from figures.

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose (1612 - 1650)

On this day the 21st May 1650, King Charles I's Captain General in Scotland, James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose was executed in Edinburgh.

Leading the forces of the King in Scotland, Montrose had conducted a campaign in 1645 with outstanding success, with the highly mobile Highlanders and Irish consistently outmaneouvering his Covenanter foes until at Philliphaugh he was cornered and defeated by superior numbers.
Montrose then went into exile on the Continent, returning to Scotland in 1650 to raise the flag once more for his King, the newly proclaimed Charles II. This time however, Montrose was unable to raise the previous level of support he had experienced and was defeated at Carbisdale. Shortly after he was betrayed by Neil MacLeod of Assynt with whom he had sought refuge at Ardvreck Castle. Montrose was then transported to Edinburgh where he was executed.

For those wanting more detail on the life and death of James Graham, 1st Marqus of Montrose there are some interesting and detailed accounts online -




The miniature is 28mm and from Warlord Games, the Scotish Royal Standard is from GMB Designs.

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

ECW Scots Artillery

Scottish artillery of the English Civil War, or probably more correctly the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
All figures are 28mm, the frame guns and crew are from Warlord Games, and the Falcon 9pdr and crew is from Perry Miniatures.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A Blast from the past, Old Fantasy Figure

While digging through boxes of old fantasy figures I found a model I'd painted a very long time ago, the mainstay of my old Orc and Goblin army for Warhammer - Azhag the Slaughterer.

I've rebased the model on a circular mdf base and added flock and tufts from MiniNatur, all with the aim of using it in a game of Dragon Rampant.

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