Saturday, December 14, 2013

Command Base - Covenanter Cavalry

Eureka Miniatures Cavalry - sold as Gordon Horse but like most figures in this period they work well with most of the armies.  I like these guys as the horses are pretty placid compared to the Perry ones.

Standard is conjectural but is taken to represent the one from Campbell of Lawers Troop.  Motto and heraldic boar both feature in various sigils and crests from this branch of the Campbells.  Worth noting that these guys weren't the usual Argylle Campbells, rather they were raised in Auchterarder, at the head of Loch Tay under the shadow of Ben Lawers.

The one draw back with the Eureka figures is getting the figures to sit well on the horses - was a real struggle getting them on and even then they seem to be sitting like the have a bad dose of the Duke's (again you'll need someone from Scotland to translate that :-)).

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Command Base - Warlords Montrose

Sometimes it's easy to become a bit of a figure nazi.  Most of the stuff you see on this blog is either Perry or Eureka Miniatures - a lot of that is to do with size, what we've been looking for in poses or we just like the sculpts.  That being said there are many other great figures out there.

Warlord Miniatures fit well size-wise and if we hadn't bought all the lead before they released their ranges (yes we've been going that long) we would likely have used a lot more of their figures.  That being said, here's Warlords Montrose figure.

But who's to say it's the great man himself?  He could just be some other long haired fop and as such makes a nice addition to any command base.  I added him to some odd figures I had left around, making a nice wee "advancing" vignette.  So looks like some government troops are on the hunt for a dram.