The upshot is I chucked the whole lot back in their boxes in disgust and have gone back to 28mm. If I do attempt a Hundred Years War army, then it will also be in 28mm. All my 1/72nd scale will be going up for sale on that well known auction site.
So, with that project thrown out of the window, I am returning to my English Civil War, or more correctly The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, armies. I am going to add the Montrose Irish, Scottish Covenanters and Highlanders to the ranks of my English regiments. There are also three or four more boxes of standard infantry to build and paint as well.
Today, for the first time in months, it is sunny and actually quite mild, so the metal figures from two of the packs were duly taken outside and sprayed with a light grey primer. The Montrose Irish are all metal but the Covenanters are just a standard hard plastic infantry pack, with four specific to them, command figures in metal and some bonnets as opposed to hats favoured by the English.
The box set of Montrose Irish.
The four command figures.
'Mac Colla' and his two bodyguards. They are a blister pack and don't come with the box set.
Sixteen musketeers to allow for two sleeves of eight.
Six pike men who will along with the command occupy a centre base between the two sleeves of shot.
As mentioned earlier, the Covenanters are the standard plastic infantry set with a bag of four metal command and bonnets.
The four command figures, include a piper.
So a return to a project that hasn't been touched for a year. Also the pleasure of dealing with metal and hard plastic.