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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 1:19 a.m. PST

It's probably over 2 years since I received these beautifully painted Highlanders from the supremely talented Mr. Giles Allison. I have agonized over how to base them since then and have procrastinated repeatedly, due to my inability to make up my mind as to how to base them. The easiest figures to start with are the mounted officers, and so I did.
Giles painted 3 Highlander Officers for me. One was faced white (71 ST) and the other two were faced blue (42 ND and undecided at this time).

Here we have an officer from the 42 ND Highlanders at Monmouth, directing his men out of the apple orchard and to safety in the woods. The Patriots have flushed the Scots from the orchard and they need to cross a bit of open field, before reaching the nearby woods. Even though he is fully exposed to American gunfire, he calmly directs his subordinate to lead the men to the rallying point.

Figures by Kings Mountain Miniatures. 
Painted by the incomparable Giles Allison.
I finally worked up the nerve to base these figures. I worried that I could not live up to the standard of Giles' painting, but I plowed ahead anyway. I'll put pix of the 71 ST in another thread.

Durban Gamer17 Apr 2018 5:07 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed!

FlyXwire17 Apr 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

Bill, the figures, round base, and superb texturing looks great!
(btw, I base everything on "rounders" now – even multi-figure stands)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

Your bases are getting closer and closer to gaming bases, Bill!

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Nope. I just like they way the round washers look with Mounted Officers.

John, one day we'll meet at Historicon and I'll bring my toys along for you and Roger play with. Maybe the Major, too. One day.

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