Thursday, April 14, 2016

III/77 Scots Isles & Highlands


1050 AD - 1493 AD

DBA 2.2


15mm Essex Miniatures


Army Composition: 1 x (Gen) 4Bd, 8 x 4Bd, 3 x 4Bd or (2 x 3Bw + 1 x 3/5Wb)


Completed this nice and yet, tough :o) looking Scots Isles Army several weeks ago. (which is one of four DBA armies currently working on for my Dark Ages project) I'm not to sure, but the "well equipped" figures choices by Essex in this army pack look like are for mid/late 1300 AD?...anyway not to worry......

The Scots Isles Army can take on the Vikings during a game, but will be a slog for both players, considering the fact that both armies have roughly the same combat factors. Players really need high (double) dice rolls to eliminate/destroy each other's elements which may take up an extra hour or two to complete a game instead of the standard "quick" 30-45 minutes of real time gaming ..... anyway... Other Armies for the Scots Isles to play against are Feudal and Common Scots and Norse/Medieval Irish and just for fun, unhistorical enemies the Anglo-Danes and Normans.......


General (4Bds)








Heavy Infantry (4Bd)




Warband (5Wb)


Bowmen (3Bw)



18 comments:

  1. Another fantastic army Phil! The command stand and the warbands are my favourites, excellent job!

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    1. I was a little disappointed with the figures in this army pack. The warband element should be more of "highlanders" appearance i.e. wearing kilts :o)
      cheers

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    1. Thanks Christopher,
      sorry about posting yet again DBA army :o) soon will have Impetus armies posted

      cheers,

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  3. Terrific looking army, Phil! Appears your painting mojo has returned with two projects recently off your painting desk. That is a good sign, for sure!

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    1. I'm all over the place on my painting desk - 15mm/28mm figures sitting around picking up dust waiting to be painted.. :o)

      Thanks again Jon!

      cheers,

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  4. Wonderful looking army Phil!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, much appreciated!

      cheers,

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  5. Another high quality 15mm army, think they look great, I think the chainmail seems about right for the period and area wasn't sure about the highlander look coming in later would like to know more as I'm trying to check out highlanders for Flodden and there doesn't seem masses of visual stuff about anyway very nice!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain for your kind and suggested commentary. I also did a little research on Battle of Flodden and it seems that most infantry wore leather protection and some did wear chainmail.. perhaps I should have simply painted over the chainmail Essex figures with reddish-brown leather to get a mix appearance of the army..but..as you say..this army fits in nicely for the period and I shouldn't be to Pedantic! :o)

      cheers,

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