Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Strathbogie Regiment 1645


Marching under the banner of "For God The King Against All traitors" over and "God Save The King" under comes Lord Huntley's Strathbogie Scots Royalist regiment supporting Montrose fight for the king's cause in Scotland during the ECW.

The regiment was very well equipped if not the best equipped in Montrose's army and for the most part fought very well for him. Most wear a typical Hodden grey and blue caps, but as always I took some liberties and mixed up their look a bit to fit the overall theme of my Montrose army which which is to say it's more of an all rounder in that I intend to use the army as both a Scots Montrose army and a northern English army like those that fought at Marston Moor. With this in mind I kept the tartan to just a few figures to give the proper impression and the patterns basic to give the Scottish feel, but not so much so that I couldn't use them as English in a pinch in other games.

The figures are a mix of Bicorne and Renegade which I prefer for this period. The lovely flag is from Flags of War. Painting was done using AP and some highlights added. It seems Renegade has temporarily closed their Web Site which I hope does not become permanent as I really like their figures.

Thanks for viewing!:-)




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  1. That is a lovely lump of figures, Christopher! Units like these are always great achievements - well done!

    (and I agree in hoping that Renegade will be back online soon)

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    1. Thank you very much Curt! They did indeed soak up some time! Fingers crossed on Renegade.

      Christopher

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  2. Great painting and as always your basing is superb. I know we had a chatter lately about using armypainter but I didn't think you'd try it again. I'm deeply impressed how well they turned out.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! I started this project using AP and so if you start one using it then you have to finish the project the same way or the figures don't match. Also, I didn't say I won't use it, but rather only on certain projects were it fits in the colours or what I'm trying to achieve. Generally I prefer not to use it if I have the time or it's not appropriate( Pyrrhic, Italian Wars etc.)

      Christopher

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  3. Beautiful work, Christopher! I, too, really enjoy painting Renegade's ECW figures. I hope Renegade opens up soon too! Their ECW and Punic Wars figures are terrific.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! In addition to Renegades ECW that I really like I also wanted to try their Celts so I hope they come back!

      Christopher

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  4. Lovely looking unit. The Bicorne and Renegade figures have much to recommend them

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  5. A wonderful looking unit - thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great looking regiment you have there mate

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  7. Wow Christopher that is a seriously impressive unit! Beautifully done Sir.

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    1. Thank you very much Michael I appreciate that!

      Christopher

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  8. Splendid work Christopher, and great use of colouring on all the different buffs and grey's.

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    1. Thank you very much Chris very kind of you to say.

      Christopher

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  9. Stunning as always mate. I have Renegade and Bicorne Covenanters as well and they are great ;)

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    1. Thank very much Ian for both the comment and the lovely flag.:-) We all need to make sure Renegade gets back on board.

      Christopher

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  10. Hi Christopher,
    As always a lovely painted unit. I wish I could get my shading to come out anywhere like yours!

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    1. Thank you very much Paul a very kind thought!

      Christopher

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  11. Magnificent, they sure look the part! Now I need to look at your other ECW posts!

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    1. Thank you kindly Monty and I hope you find something useful!

      Christopher

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  12. Superb Scots Christopher! Bicorne and Renegade do make lovely ECW figures.

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    1. Thank you very much Cyrus and indeed they do!

      Christopher

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  13. Absolutely superb mate! The tartans are especially good.

    I've got an odd unit of Scots I'm planning on painting up as the same unit just because I can. This kind of eye candy just makes me want to get on with them.

    Like you I'm hoping the Renegade situation is not permanent. Thank goodness we have Bicorne as a fall-back...

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    1. Thank you very much Michael! Good luck on your Scots project and yes thankfully on the Bicorne/Renegade fall back.

      Christopher

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  14. Stunning !

    Realy like the look of your regiment especially the 3 rank deployment and the bigbases, realy impressive !!!

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael I really appreciate your support! The base ideas came from David's(Saxon Dog) ECW collection which inspired me!

      Christopher

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  15. Awesome looking unit Christopher! Lovely basework too!

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  16. Great looking unit - I like the big bases. Though I would have to go with Covenanters.

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    1. Thank you kindly Bill and God save the king!:-) Maybe one day my Scots Royalists can meet your Scots Covenanters.

      Christopher

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  17. A mighty fine unit indeed! Great work Christopher.

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    1. Thank you very kind of you to say Phil!

      Christopher

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  19. Stunning work as always, Christopher! I like the marching poses too - every realistic. Best, Dean

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  20. Is it called Flodden Grey or Hodden Grey?

    In any event, it is a great looking regiment that is well painted, nicely based and great figure animation.

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    1. Thank you very much Fritz! Ooops that should read Hodden Grey. Thanks and I'll make the edit.

      Christopher

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