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Cavosi01 May 2017 1:39 a.m. PST

Hi all, first time poster,long time flames of war amature painter and long time Napoleonic era fan.

I have been looking to start a new project for a while and have been interested in starting a 6mm army as they seem to look more impressive over a large area, I have some 28mm French and the whole battalion in 48 figs just dosent cut it…and I don't want to paint fir the rest of my life!

Anyway after recently watching outlander (unashamedly) I thought a little 6mm battle of Culloden would be fun, now the problem I have is finding clansmen, the Bacchas range is is neat but they look a little too ordered, my thought was for a more disorganised rabble I can throw at the english, more akin to the warlords clansmen poses but smaller, any thoughts on my best option?

Edit: forgot to mention I was looking at the 45 rebellion!


Cerdic01 May 2017 4:14 a.m. PST

Starting a Jacobite rebellion? I think you need to start by having a Pretender….

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 4:28 a.m. PST

6mm? That's one way to avoid painting tartan. 😁

Prince Alberts Revenge01 May 2017 7:32 a.m. PST

I picked up some of the Baccus clansmen from their ECW range for a small '15 army using the Maurice rules. After painting the figures, I took the strips and cut them apart and based them in a more irregular pattern.

As for painting, Extrabio makes a great point…no tartan. I painted the tartans in greens, reds and browns and the shirts in tans and whites then inked. They really looked the part especially with the blue bonnets.

Roderick Robertson Fezian01 May 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

Starting a Jacobite rebellion? I think you need to start by having a Pretender….

I think the Sobieski-Stewarts are still around…

Winston Smith01 May 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

For me, part of the "fun" of doing the '45 is painting tartan. YMMN, obviously. grin
And you can only do it well on 28mm+ figures.
6mm Jacobites would just be green blobs or red blobs. Before you condemn my scandalous attitude, prove me wrong with pictures of painted dudes.

steamingdave4701 May 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

Try 10 mm. You can paint tartan, they are a lot cheaper than 28 mm.


Khusrau01 May 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

hmm.. 6mm tartan? did it here, but I will need a better picture:

Oh Bugger01 May 2017 1:54 p.m. PST

And you can only do it well on 28mm+ figures.

I'd say not so, John. These are 15mm.


Dave Crowell01 May 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

Baccus is resculpting their ECW ranges. This may give us less orderly Highlanders.

Prince Alberts Revenge01 May 2017 6:14 p.m. PST




I will try to find a picture of my 6mm "red and green blobs".

Supercilius Maximus02 May 2017 11:41 a.m. PST

I think the Sobieski-Stewarts are still around…

Actually, the Grand Duke of Bavaria is the legitimate heir, but never comments on the matter and does not actively pursue the claim. He also has no children, so the "title" will pass through his brother, then his niece, and then to her son – the first heir to be born in the British Isles since 1688. All explained here:-


Henry Martini02 May 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

Just in case anyone is wondering, OB's figures are Roundway Miniatures, and PAR's are mostly Old Glory 15s with a couple of Roundway mixed in. I have both, plus a few Minifigs from the ECW range, Frontier, and some from NZ, the name of the manufacturer of which (probably long since defunct) escapes me (Military Miniatures?).

Cavosi02 May 2017 7:52 p.m. PST

Hi all, thankyou very much for the replies, I was unable to post responses due to my new membership! It has defiantly given me a lot to consider, and it's great to see the fantastic painting jobs here.

I emailed Baccus about the best 6mm to use and they suggested highlanders and I like the idea of placing them irregularly.

However those pendraken 10mm have really got me tempted, seem much more cost effective than 15mm and seem to keep more detail while still having an larger army effect, of course if prince Albert has a pic of his 6mm blob then that may change my mind!!

Prince Alberts Revenge06 May 2017 12:26 p.m. PST


Here are my 6mm Jacobites from the Baccus ECW range. I haven't added flags to complete the effect.

spontoon06 May 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

I've painted tartans on 6mm. figs…

Cerdic07 May 2017 2:08 a.m. PST

Is that a cry for help, spontoon?

Glenn Pearce08 May 2017 6:10 a.m. PST

Just for the record I have not only seen tartans painted on Baccus 6mm figures, but also patterns on the socks! However, that's only for the really talented painters who like to do that. In 6mm your not really trying to paint the figures. Your objective is to paint the unit. The units painted by both Khusrau and Prince Alberts Revenge are stunning examples of 6mm bases. Put a few dozen of these on your table and your eyes will be filled with joy.

Cavosi22 May 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

Thanks for all your replies and wonderful painting jobs, after much thought I am going with 10mm pendraken and am awaiting my order, hopefully to have a fairly food representation of the units at Culloden, however we have just welcomed our first baby home so painting may take a back seat for a while! Cherrs again

Cavosi02 Jun 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

I may have bitten off more than I can chew!

cae5ar07 Jun 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

A wise choice Cavosi. We stumbled into Pendraken 10mm when looking for a quick and economical way into niche periods for our Maurice games and we have no regrets. The scale is an ideal balance between detail and ease of painting, and the armies look terrific on the table. I haven't tried painting tartan in ANY scale though. Good luck!

Cavosi11 Jun 2017 11:37 p.m. PST

Thanks cae5ar, I am already so impresses with their quality, I'm used to lots of cleaning up of flames of war minis, these are clean and have superb detail, just tiny!

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