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Charge The Guns12 Sep 2021 8:25 a.m. PST

The lovely folks at Warlord have asked The Friends of General Haig to put on a game at Warlord Games Open Day on 25th September. We're going to recreate Alasdair Mac Colla (and Montrose's) victory at Auldearn, 1645. Latest blog post is on building the Dovecot for the battlefield link

The Dovecot (or Doocot to use the Scot's dialect term) was mostly scratch built, using a plastic model of a round tower as a handy base.

Although the structure present in Auldearn today may post date 1645, it is quite possible that there was some form of structure there during the battle, and to me the Doocot has always been an iconic part of Auldearn.

Hope to see you at the Open Day!

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2021 12:42 p.m. PST

Lovely touch with the doves.

takeda33312 Sep 2021 5:14 p.m. PST

That is so awesome! Always gorgeous!

Charge The Guns13 Sep 2021 2:22 a.m. PST

Thank you, Unlucky General, and Takeda333 👍

KeepYourPowderDry13 Sep 2021 11:34 a.m. PST

Looks great CtG!

Charge The Guns14 Sep 2021 2:15 a.m. PST

Many thanks, KYPD 😀

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa15 Sep 2021 8:43 a.m. PST

Very nice. The A96 doesn't look that much different from now….

Charge The Guns16 Sep 2021 2:15 a.m. PST

Thanks, WetPatch ! 😀

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