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KoppiBlogger11 Apr 2021 2:57 a.m. PST

The old Vendel miniatures are meanwhile available via Thistle & Rose. Time to show some pics and write a short story about the Border Reivers. For english version please scroll down.


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2021 4:34 a.m. PST

It is good to see our German cousins interested in my local history! (Yes, I live in Northumberland!)
Those are lovely models, and the terrain and painting are top notch! – well done!

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2021 8:24 a.m. PST

I live in Louisiana but long ago the Bells, ancestors on my mother's side, were nasty and rich along the border.


Huscarle11 Apr 2021 8:34 a.m. PST

My ancestors on my father's side were border reivers, and later on my mother's side we had highwaymen (2 of whom were hung) grin
Great minis, and far more painted than I have.
I recommend reading "The Steel Bonnets" by GMF, and for some fiction the various P.F Chisholm novels

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2021 11:07 a.m. PST

Good to see these figures being used! I have twenty of them I bought over 10 years ago, of which 10 are on the painting table, and 10 more are waiting to be primed. : )

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2021 6:51 p.m. PST

I recommend reading "The Steel Bonnets" by GMF, and for some fiction the various P.F Chisholm novels

There has been a copy 0f "The Steel Bonnets" on a shelf in my study for years. I was surprised when I first read Fraser's statement that the powerful and rich Bells were English but none of them left me any money or land so I really don't care where they lived.


Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2021 7:14 p.m. PST

I live part of the year in the Borders and have read Steel Bonnets a couple of times. But somehow I missed PF Chisholm. Just order the first book, thanks Huscarle.

Legionarius12 Apr 2021 2:04 p.m. PST

If you ask me, I would use these beautiful figures for the early actions in the Caribbean! Very versatile figures.

Dukewilliam13 Apr 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

I'm just curious how one knows if an ancestor was ‘hung'. Seems pretty personal to me.

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