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KeepYourPowderDry05 Nov 2023 11:28 p.m. PST

Today's post takes a long hard look at the latest sprue from Warlord Games' Epic P&S range – the Scots link


mysteron Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2023 11:50 p.m. PST

A fair critique of the sprue and its contents.
It is in my view going to be more of a modelers DIY army ,requiring head swaps as things stand to enable more variety.Peter Pig make a range of heads to help with this and a splattering of a few more Scots figures in their range.

rustymusket06 Nov 2023 4:41 a.m. PST

Thanks for the review. Seems fair, as mysteron noted. I had already planned on adding the Scots to my Epic P & S armies and this encourages me more. Your review also helped me understand a few of the individual musketeers and now I can see the lances. Thanks, again!

rustymusket06 Nov 2023 6:53 a.m. PST

In looking at Warlord's pics of painted Scots I notice they mount all of the individual musketeers together rather than segregating foot dragoons and commanded shotte.

takeda33306 Nov 2023 8:43 a.m. PST

Great review, thank you!

takeda33306 Nov 2023 12:46 p.m. PST

Btw, I really appreciate your time in doing these reviews. They are welcome and very helpful.

KeepYourPowderDry07 Nov 2023 3:08 a.m. PST

Thanks all

JimDuncanUK07 Nov 2023 12:20 p.m. PST

Yes, I picked up a few copies of the magazine today.

Can't wait to get some paint on them.


Footslogger07 Nov 2023 2:20 p.m. PST

Thanks, that's helpful. I'm also looking to pad them out with Peter Pig, and add some spare guns from the earlier Epic sprues.

Glad to know I don't have to paint tartans as such.

A little disappointed to find out how many sprues I'd need to do enough cavalry!

JimDuncanUK07 Nov 2023 2:33 p.m. PST

Glad to know I don't have to paint tartans as such.

If you read the magazine article you will see there are a few tartan plaids.

KeepYourPowderDry07 Nov 2023 3:54 p.m. PST

Unfortunately the magazine article is incorrect. Brightly coloured checked pattern cloth was ridiculously expensive and pretty much the preserve of the wealthy.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2023 6:06 p.m. PST

Nice review. I've sill got lots of old Minifigs which might go nicely with them.

JimDuncanUK08 Nov 2023 5:51 a.m. PST

Has anyone seen the flag sheets supplied with the Covenanters and Montrose's figures?

KeepYourPowderDry08 Nov 2023 11:12 a.m. PST

They are on the Warlord site. Lots of conjectural stuff, which I don't really have a problem with, but they don't state that they are conjectural. I use conjectural flags, but I state that they are conjectural. One Royalist regiment of foot flag is claimed as having a specific flag Tillier's with a green and white gyronny. It's become a Wargamer Fact, truth is it was made up by a maker of wargames flags. But like the London Trained Bands wore red coats, Blackwell's wore black these conjectural notions get repeated so often that many swear black is white that they are fact.

There are flags for Highlanders (we are pretty sure that they didn't carry them). Quite a few claimed for specific units (the Leslie flags are made up). The Irish Brigade: we have some descriptions of flags but no idea who carried what. At least they are honest in stating that the Scots lancer guidons are conjectural.

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