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Captain DEwell Inactive Member26 May 2017 3:41 a.m. PST

It must surely be a sign of the immense creativity, drive and commitment of the two guys behind the Auldearn 1645 Project that I, for one, greatly miss their regular updates, and fantastic painting and artistic skills and their depth of research on their fantastic blogpage. Inactive since 2015.

Truly inspiring and never bettered. Come back soon guys!






link to Auldearn 1645 Project

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

Oh that top image is absolutely stunning! The colours, and that tartan…

Sheepman196126 May 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

Sadly missed, a great blog and an even better resource.

Timbo W26 May 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Hear hear!

great painting and research, more please!

fantasque26 May 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

Fantastic painting.
Pardon my ignorance but what happened to them / their blog?

liborn26 May 2017 10:09 p.m. PST

Excellent work!

Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

Their work is truly amazing! That blog had a lot to do with getting me
re-interested in the ECW period. Still find it a great reference site.

They published two articles on Montrose's campaign in WSS (the 2nd was nearly two years ago). They were to do a third article but have not seen it yet. Hope that will get done at least.

HampshireHog27 May 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Reading their excellent blog, their idea was to build up the forces and the battlefield to re-fight Auldern. It looks like they did what they set out to do, built the opposing armies and fought the battle thus bringing Project Auldern to an end.

Lobey Dosser Inactive Member09 Dec 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Just saw this post – thanks for all the positive comments.

The blog has been languishing – mainly as we finished painting all the stuff we needed and had submitted the articles.

The third part was written but WSS never published it – at some point we may stick all the text up on the blog. We never really got much feedback from it so it kind killed the effort in putting it together for other battles – maybe we will pick it up again for Alford – or do an Inverlochy that actually looks like the battlefield.

There is still some stuff to be posted – Walter has painted his cavalry and has some old foundry big-headed highlanders painted.

For me, I'm done with hodden grey and on to brighter things – working my way through mountains of French Napoleonic's.


Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Your site has inspired me much so far in my painting journey. I'm working on the covenanter/Campbell side for Inverlochy in 28mm. I have used your site as a resource many times! My figures are not in the same stratosphere as far as painting quality, but none the less this has been my favorite project in years. I hope you do work on another project…great stuff!

WKeyser12 Dec 2017 12:11 a.m. PST

Which WSS issues do the articles appear in?

Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

They appear in WSS-74 and WSS-78.

LD I must say your blog jumpstarted my interest! Sorry that the third article didn't see light of day but look forward to new posts on Project Auldearn. Understand the hodden grey aversion!

Oh and thanks for all the flag ideas! :-)

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 4:11 a.m. PST

The painting in that top image is absolutely splendid…

MacColla15 Jan 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

It was a wonderful blog that inspired my own Scottish Civil War collection. There were some download-able flags for both sides and I learned a lot about painting tartan! Sadly missed – I do hope those unposted cavalry and highlanders see the light of day soon. And if that third article isn't going to appear in WSS it would ne nice to see it on the blog some day…

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