Monday, 3 October 2011

Scots Covenanters, Warlord Games - Part 1

A while ago Warlord Games asked me to paint up a set of their Scots Covenanters infantry. The main challenge was attempting to paint Hodden Grey. It's an unusual colour; not exactly grey and not really brown. Take a look at the ceremonial dress of the modern Territorial Army London Scottish Regiment to see what I mean. On reflection most of these figures are too light/grey as I tried to copy the box art (if in doubt - blame someone else, in this case the excellent cover artist Peter Dennis) rather than the browner version seen in some of the figures. Anyway you live and learn.
Covenanter Regiment

Command Group detail  
Note the damaged flag complete with bullet and cannonball holes. Don't tell anyone but it wasn't my initial plan to use this particular flag (also provided with the box set). I cocked up and ruined the undamaged version so replaced it with the one shown.
Command Group
Part of the brief was that the the command group and the four of the pikemen were to be based individually. This is a practical method which would enable them to be photographed. Easy peasy for the command group as least. However the position of the separate pikeman had to planned because if I had positioned them all centrally then there is no way the bases would have lined up. Therefore the rear placed pikemen were offset to their right and the front pikemen were offset slightly to their left. Hopefully this makes sense when you look at the photos above.

The blue bonnets complete with sprigs of heather and saffron shirts are all quite subtle but really do make these distinctive figures stand out but also make gives the unit a cohesive look.