Flags of War
Here we have 4 x 25mm Commanders, for my Donnybrookshenanigans!!!! Here we have Bonnie Prince Charlie, from the very new range of figures fromIan over at Flags of War. He's a great sculpt with no flash what-so-ever.I've never bought a figure that fits so snug on his horse. Charlie boy will be winging his way over to my Dad's figure collection, and will join the other figures I've painted for him as pressies over the years. Next we have the ill-fated John Graham, the Laird of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount DundeeorBonnie Dundee as he is more widely known.Dundee (not crocodile) is another great figure from Reiver Castings.And shall lead the lines as a hero in my Highlander Donnybrook games.Lastly, yet more figures from Reiver Castings, some left over figures from the Gentleman Horse regt from a few posts ago. These three shall be used for any of the armies I've painted up so far.English, French, Irish Jacobite, Scottish Jacobite, Sedgemoor Rebel orCommander or town elder in the wilderne
First 5 Jacobites finished ,going to make this up to unit strength for sharps practice hich will be 12 figures ,then I will work on some lowlanders and Royal eccossias.Tried to give a marshy looking finish with patches of long grass and heather
Finished the painting ,just a couple of coats of satin cote then a matt coat finish and the basing to do .Really nice figures to work on ,in future I will do batches of the same background colour to speed things up .
With all the base colours in place they are already looking good , next will be a wash then the tartan and highlights and faces .
Picked 5 figures at random so I could practise with painting tartan , all charging , 2 in shirts with muskets the other 3 in shirts .The poses are excellent and even though the highlanders charging with targe and claymores is a bit of a myth by the time of Culloden there is evidence a lot of the rear ranks were still equiped like this so I have purchased some to give the units areal Highland look and these figures are great ,they come with seperate arms so you can give areal mixed look to the clans .I will keep aregular up date on these figures although I do plan to take my time with them and I even planned my purchases this time and have enough figures for the Sharp Practice army list for this period .stuck together and put on bases ....
My stuff arrived today that I ordered through flags of wars kickstarter project ,and I am highly satisfied . The Kick Starter was carried out as they should be lots of notifications by the KS page ,personal emails and Facebook ,delivered on time and some nice freebies. The figures are superb ,full of character and realistic poses ,Obviously a work of passion , I can't wait to start on these ,they even posted a nice painting guide to Tartan which will be handy these wil be based for Sharps Practice by Too Fat Lardies . Now I am out of work not sure if I will be able to take part in their next KS but if I can I will .10/10The free flags are amazingMore FreebiesHighlandersLowlandersRoyal Ecossaise The free characters fantastic detailSeperate arms make it easy to build a varied unitthe pose and detail are superb and almost no flash at all
Back in July along with many other bods, I signed up for my first ever Kickstarter.I've spoken to Iain many times and bought many of his great flags from Flags of War before and so have the other Rejects. So when he announced his foray into the '45 Rebellion, I was very tempted.I have previously owed the 45 in both 15mm and 25mm, selling them both on to offers I couldn't refuse!! Both to Postie by the way, its about time he played a game with the buggers!!!I have been collecting a few pre painted Highlanders from Redoubt minis, these have not yet made it to the blog. Of course the plan is to use these for another Donnybrook army, Killikrankie and the like, these figures will make a great addition to their ranks and I may well add a few redcoats and have a British army for the 45? You never know?I pledged for Prestonpans package which included 6 packets of figures and 1 set of flags.The box arrived yesterday afternoon, I did get the evil eye from the Mrs when I got in, I think she thought it was a Xmas pr
A fantastic kick starter from Flags of War offering a wonderful range of 28mm figures ,well worth alook if you are looking at this period .https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/553354256/28mm-1745-jacobite-rebellion-miniatures