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KeepYourPowderDry19 Oct 2023 9:17 a.m. PST

The next issue of Wargames Illustrated has a free Scots Covenant sprue with it.

Not seen any preview pictures I'm afraid. If I find any I'll post them here

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2023 2:22 a.m. PST

I have just seen the sprue. There are supposed to be some lancers on there possibly 2 on a sprue but I cant make them out.Maybe the lance is at the "hidden" side of the miniature when the sprue shot is viewed.

On the face of things I think you would need to combine some Peter Pig figures mainly cavalry for more variety.

Its a pity Warlord have tried to cram everything on one sprue but I guess that contains costs .

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2023 1:56 a.m. PST

I have just ordered Scots Armies of the Great Rebellion as recommended by KYPD as I enter research and collect mode for the Scots Covenanter arm of my Parliamenterian Army in Epic .

The problem I see is lack of cavalry on the sprues. The cavalry that are on the sprue ,my initial thoughts that they look better sculpted than the previous English counterparts.I will be adding Peter Pig for sure and intend doing some head swaps as they produce a nice range of heads including Scots.

Again as before I intend getting the bulk of this army buying the separate sprues on the Wargames Illustrated.For me this is a much cheaper way as I use MDF bases and flags from Wargames Studio and so the Warlord flags and bases are not needed.

For more Scots Cavalry ,one Youtuber has recommended a look at Essex as apparently they are okay if using the 3ft rule.

I may look at this

KeepYourPowderDry29 Oct 2023 4:15 a.m. PST

Essex are too big to match Epic I'm afraid. Peter Pig produce Scots lancers, plus of course harquebusiers that can be Scottishified with a blew bonnet. A much better size match to Epic than Essex.

(I must point out that I did not 'recommend' the Epic range, I think the foot strips are passable, the individual and resin figures are very nice, but the cavalry are awful)

If you'd like to see what is available and possible with headswaps from the PP range see link and link

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2023 5:14 a.m. PST

Thanks KYPD

I agree about the Warlord Cavalry .

I have used Steel Fist with a sprinkling of Peter Pig for my English Arm

The Warlord Scots Cavalry although very few on the sprue look a little better to me .

I have still all the unused English Cavalry from the starter set. Some of these may be easy to convert with head swaps and a bit of sculpting for the incomplete belts.

Some of the pistoliers could be converted into lancers. Maybe some the mounted sword bearers as well .

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