Scots, wha hae

I have now finished varnishing and basing the Scots Highland Infantry in my collection of Del Prado pre-painted 25/28mm-scale Napoleonic figures, and have added them to my small but growing British Army.

There are six bases of Scots, each base having three figures.

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16 Comments on “Scots, wha hae”

  1. Jim Duncan says:

    'Scots, wha hae wi Wallace bled,Scots, wham Bruce has aften led, Welcome tae yer gory bed, Or tae victorie.

    Wonder how they will do with Salmond back in the front line. Salmond is no highlander but would your rules give his unit a bonus for an enigmatic leader?

  2. Jim Duncan says:

    Pardon the political slant of my post. The last enigmatic leader, BPC, only got as far as Derby and not Westminister.

  3. Jim Duncan,

    As much as I didn't think much of the SNP's pre-referendum manifesto – which I thought was long on promises but short on reality – Alec Salmond certainly has charisma and deserves at least a +1 on a dice score!

    All the best,

    Bob

  4. Jim Duncan,

    No need to apologise. At the present time politics seems to be all-pervading and unavoidable.

    One wonders how the Bonnie Prince and his army would have fared had they not turned back. They would probably been defeated … but it could have been a very close thing.

    All the best,

    Bob

  5. Jim Duncan says:

    Bonnie Prince Charlie, the only member of a Royal family named after three sheepdogs, didn't scare the English as much as Salmond does so yes, he probably wouldn't have got much further. He really needed the French to lend a great big hand which they didn't, so much for the Auld Alliance.

    I'm sure a great many wargamers have played out such scenarios but alas not me.

  6. Jim Duncan,

    I like the joke!

    Salmond scared most English politicos because he had charisma and people were willing to follow his lead … an attribute that most of them will never have.

    As for the French letting down the Bonnie Prince … well with their supposed reputation for reliability, what else was to be expected.

    All the best,

    Bob

  7. Fitz-Badger says:

    Always good to see some Scottish lads in a toy soldier army. They look good. (or should I say “guid”?)

  8. Fitz-Badger,

    In the past I have tended to avoid having Scottish Highland troops in my wargame armies because I have never managed to find a satisfactory way to paint tartan. Luckily for me someone else has done it for me on these figures!

    All the best,

    Bob

  9. Jim Duncan,

    I guess that this expression would be 'translated' into BBC English as 'jolly good chaps'. If so, I totally agree!

    All the best,

    Bob

  10. Fitz-Badger says:

    Yes, paining tartan is not my strong suit. If anything, it's one of my least favorite things to paint. I've been trying for years and still don't get the results I want. I like the way Tim over at http://saskminigamer.blogspot.com/2014/04/napoleonic-highlanders.html does tartans. I've tried to copy his style, but I'm still not there yet.

  11. Fitz-Badger,

    The problem with most tartans is that from a distance only one or two colours usually stand out … yet most wargamers try to paint every colour in the tartan. Until someone develops a tartan paint, I'll leave it to others to struggle with this particular painting dilemma.

    All the best,

    Bob

  12. Jim Duncan says:

    I'm sure I saw an advert for Tartan paint on the internet just 10 days ago.

    I can't find it now.

    If you stirred the paint clockwise you got a red tartan and a green tartan if you stirred it anti-clockwise.

    Honest đŸ™‚

  13. Jim Duncan,

    If you find it again, please send me a link! I could certainly do with a pot or two of tartan paint.

    All the best,

    Bob

  14. Jim Duncan,

    Thanks for the link. I hope to buy a tin later this week.

    All the best,

    Bob


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