Monday, 14 March 2016

Wars of the Three Kingdoms Project. - Irish and Scottish troops.

On my return to a lapsed project, namely the Wars of the Three Kingdoms or English Civil War, I have completed two more regiments and also had a battle with 28mm troops on a small table! So a busy, but enjoyable few days. I have finally added some Irish and Scottish troops to my collection.


First up are the Scottish Covenanters, dressed in their Hodden Grey uniforms and topped with blue knitted bonnets.


The bonnets appear green in the photographs, but they are a light blue.



Next up is their deadly foe, the Montrose Irish. In front is Alisdair 'The Devastator' Mac Colla, a giant of a man with his two bodyguards. These boys favoured white trews and any captured Covenanter clothing and equipment they could lay their hands on.


A motley, but fierce bunch who ran the Covenanters ragged in the Highlands of Scotland, defeating four separate Covenanter armies in the process.



All the boys lined up.


Next on the table will be a reinforced box of Highlanders.



I also managed to fit in a game of Pike and Shotte over the weekend, using a table measuring just under 5 x 3 feet. Some basic scenery and a building were laid down and I used a single base of figures to represent each regiment.

A full turn by turn battle report is available to read, with lots of photographs, on the Tabletop Commanders Blog page.

6 comments:

  1. Excellent. You did those last night? Even more excellence!!! Turned out really nice. Good to see these guys added to the lot. Now to test them in battle.

    ~Kurtus

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers buddy, once the highlanders are done, I see a small skirmish ahead.

      Delete
  2. Great figures, far too much time on your hands Ian.

    - Gary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gary, one of the few good things about growing old - retirement. I don't know how I found the time to go to work lol.

      Delete
  3. Excellent stuff Ian really like the look of the Irish

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Steph, the Irish were a right rag, tag outfit. Poorly supplied and equipped but still managed to beat four separate Covenanter armies in the field.

      Delete