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KeepYourPowderDry11 Oct 2020 10:00 p.m. PST

Now that my Army of Montrose is very definitely happening my thoughts turned to what colour palette I would need, and in the process I had a look at some of the wargamer facts™ that haunt anyone setting out to paint a Royalist Scots army link

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 10:42 p.m. PST

So, the truth is, "nobody knows".

My good friend Dave's Montrose army (who've beaten my poor Covenanters several times) look like this:

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They're a dour lot but I imagine they, look Dave himself, look quite cheerful as they give Argyll's boys another pasting.

takeda33312 Oct 2020 1:29 a.m. PST

Great looking army. I use Project Auldearn site for inspiration, even though I can't do that in 15mm.

KeepYourPowderDry12 Oct 2020 1:45 a.m. PST

Very nice eye candy Ochoin, thanks for spurring me on.

takeda – neither can I!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

There isn't a single period of Scottish history I think is fun to game, but every time I see a nicely painted Scottish army I want one. Probably the same mysterious force that gives me a taste for scotch whiskey.

My compliments to your friend Dave, ochoin. That's a nice looking army. I've seen (and painted!) more complicated tartans, but a single color of basic stripes looks just fine. I'll keep that in mind next time I attempt Scots (if ever…). Are those 20mm or 1/72 figures?

- Ix

sixlasers12 Oct 2020 8:57 a.m. PST

They look like Tumbling Dice 20mm. Very nice.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2020 11:23 a.m. PST

TD they are.

The interesting thing is my Covenanter army are TD, often use exactly the same figures but thanks to different paint jobs, they look quite different.

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