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Oh Bugger Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

I'm going to have a go at the '15 Rising with The Pikeman's Lament.


So these Roundway 15mm Highlanders and their friends and foes are getting an airing on my blog. I find them lovely figures and very much enjoyed painting the about 25 years ago. They have had a little re touch since. I'm happy to say you can still buy them, unlike some of their contemporaries. If you would like to see some old style lead click the link.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Gone Fishing30 Apr 2017 5:49 p.m. PST

Ooh, I do love these. As someone always trying to resist a new period and the Rebellion exerts an especially strong pull -it might have been better if I hadn't seen these characterful little fellows!

Thank you for posting!

Oh Bugger Inactive Member01 May 2017 1:33 a.m. PST

Thank you lads. Roundway always made good figures but, as everyone said, single pose in a pack. Not so with the Highlanders, great variety, and whoever sculpted them put every thing into it, a labour of love.

A good thing about TPL is the relatively small number of figures needed to try a new period.

mildbill01 May 2017 4:43 a.m. PST

The 15 is a great rebellion to play as I feel it was the Jacobites best chance for victory. Even odds in my view if the leadership was just better. The results of the 15 campaign on the Lowland Scots pretty much insured no future rebellion would have any Lowland Scot help.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member01 May 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

Yes it was probably their best chance.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

Not forgetting the smaller and less famous uprising in Northumberland, that ended in ignominy at Preston.

The '15 had a great chance for success had the Jacobite commanders not been such pinheads, and had James Stewart arrived in time to take decisive leadership (which was probably not in character anyway). Oh for a Montrose or Dundee!

Oh Bugger Inactive Member01 May 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

Not forgotten as long as this song is still sung piper. I head it in Alnwick more years ago than I care to remember.

Albeit that, here in London town
It is my fate to die,
Oh! carry me to Northumberland,
In my father's grave to lie;
There chant my solemn requiem
In Hexham's holy towers,
And let six maids from fair Tynedale
Scatter my grave with flowers.

Yes, a Montrose or a Dundee would have made all the difference.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 8:43 p.m. PST

Ah, Earl Derwentwater's lament. I made a special trek to Dilston once simply because "Devil Water" by Anya Seton made such an impact on me.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member02 May 2017 1:06 a.m. PST

It is of course. Algernon Swinburne who's people were out in '15 also wrote a poem about it called A Jacobite Exile's Lament.

I remember reading Anya Seton-but not that book. Clearly its worth a look if it took you to Dilston.

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