Saturday, May 7, 2011

Victrix Highlanders - Again - Finished

These 12 will join the earlier completed 36-man unit of 42nd Highlanders. Initially I had only wanted mostly marching poses, but these can be used in skirmish scenarios using Sharp Practice.

14 comments:

  1. Very nice Dean, the tartan is particularly well done. Despite an interest in this period of history, it being fairly pertinent in the development of the British identity, I've never been tempted to wargame it. Mind you when I first took tentative steps into ancients I was never remotely interested in a Seleucid army having eyes only for 15mm Donnington celts & look where I am now umpteen hellenistic blog posts later.

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  2. That's the thing with this hobby - you really don't know where you'll end up & when. I'm a relative newcomer to gaming proper, but initially never dreamed of doing WW2 or even given a thought about WW1, now I have figures to game both periods. Victrix and Sharp Practice got me started with Napoleonics; and I'm still enjoying it. Warm Regards, Dean

    P.S. Just a year ago, I never really had an interest in Seleucid - luckily the core units can be used up to (or back to) at least Alexander

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  3. My philhellene interests began with Foundry's Alexandrian Macedonian miniatures twelve or so years back and they still serve as a backbone of my Hellenistic armies, at least up to the reforms of 200ish B.C. where First Corps cavalry begin to take over. Its nice to have a basic army that can metamorphose into so many different guises.
    With regard to WW2 I had a lot of fun gaming Eastern front using Take Cover until space and economics forced the sale of my collection.
    World War One never really appealed but I do have a fairly large collection of Copplestone & Pulp Figures miniatures for 1920's far eastern conflicts which mesh nicely with my interest in the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game.
    Best Regards John.

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  4. Great looking Highlanders!

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  5. Everything inthis paint job is great; from the feathers on top, o the tartans. Great job

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  6. Wow, fantastic looking unit. agree with Sebastofig. Have fun with them in your SP games. Cheers, Michael

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  7. Beautiful figures, great paintwork.

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  8. Splendid job. They look fantastic.

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  9. Excellent work. Well done as usual.

    It is interesting Handgrenadealien, I did not think I would get into Ancients, having played Napoleonic 1/72 scale back in the 80s and quiting altogether. Got back in to wargaming in the 90's with Warhammer 40k which lead to fantasy which eventually led to Ancients and now I want to do 28mm scale Napoleonics. Just ordered a copy of Sharp Practice.

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  10. A lovely bit of painting, Dean!

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  11. Thanks again all.

    BTW, PC: I think SP is a wonderful "gateway" ruleset for Napoleonics, as it doesn't require a lot of figures to get started. For me, this means I can indulge my taste in a unit that I like without having worrying about getting the entire unit organization painted. That said, you could increase the size of games to include quite a bit of figures, if you want to. Regards, Dean

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  12. Absolutely fantastic tartan - that's a great method you've developed that's gotten terrific results. If I ever take leave of my senses and try and paint up hairy Scotsmen in kilts I promise to refer to Dean's Patented Tartan Trick (as I have now dubbed it)!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  13. Dean, those are fantastic...one hell of a job you did on those...I dont know, some of you guys got too much talent,

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  14. Brilliant would be an understatement.

    Really your painting triggers buying urges for me...

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