Thursday, 13 February 2020

Flodden/ Irish 1 AHPC post

In June  my daughter bought me some Perry Irish figures from their War of the Roses  range for my birthday.  I'm planning on using them as Highlanders for Flodden as I appear to have enough renaissance figures for the Italian wars ( never!) and I want to deploy them elsewhere,  if I sort out some Highlanders and use my WOTR figures for the English ( with appropriate early 16th century command ) I can use Swiss for Scots and I'm good to go
This post is if you like a test with one of the Perry figures, a sword wielding ECW  Highlander from Foundry, an Old Glory Irish archer and finally a lightly converted Ral Partha Viking that,wait for it, I bought in 1977 to play basic D&D as a kid,there I've said it!
Well him and his two identical companions, cost the princely sum of 25p for the three of them!
He wasn't much use as a  henchman, chainmail and double handed swords didn't figure that much, he's been knocking around in a box  for over 40 years but finally he has had the horns cut off his helmet (it was the 1970s!) and been painted up as a gallowglass (scots mercenary in Ireland,or better equipped highlander)
Lovely sculpt and I think the disparate figures work well together

 Perry

 Foundry

 Old Glory



 Ral Partha
All together, and there should be more to follow during this challenge. 
So 4 28mm figures for 20 points
30 points for Millsy's millpond
 30 more for the geriatric scandahooligan
So a total of 80 points!
All the best Iain



36 comments:

  1. A new front has opened! I like it!

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  2. Looks great!
    My daughter is 5 years old. When I should start training her to pick and buy the right miniatures? Any ideas? :)

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    1. Better start soon Dmitry...my daughter is almost twenty one and only bought me figures once when I suggested it and gave her a few suggestions to choose from ....so I obviously left it too late as it didn't happen at my last birthday or Christmas just passed!

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    2. Thanks Dmitry! Yes start soon, it's happened a few times and I also give a few suggestions she can choose from!
      Best Iain

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  3. Excellent figures and painting that have stood the test of time!

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  4. The Foundry figure, with his sword to his shoulder looks a great character.

    40 years in a box ... a milestone that almost feels like there ceremony for something like that :-).

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    1. Oops! ‘ feels like there should be a ceremony’

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    2. Thanks Norm! Yes I like his pose and knew what you meant, he's certainly getting a lot of fuss made of him!
      Best Iain

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  5. Nice work Iain....I seem to have missed a post a couple of days ago too!

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    1. Thanks Keith Long gaps and a flurry of posts!
      Best Iain

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  6. An interesting assortment there Iain, and they all look the part.

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  7. Impressive and great looking minis!

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  8. Great work Iain, the models have lots of character

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  9. Great lain work and great mix. certainly never stops opening new fronts of war, for our masterpieces.

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    1. Thanks a lot Ronin! Yes another front!
      Best Iain

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  10. Wonderful mix of ranges and figures that come together really well.

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  11. Great start on your new project, Iain. It's always nice to use figures for another close in time period.

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    1. Thanks Dean! Yes good to have a range of periods to use your figures in!
      Best Iain

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  12. Great mix of figures Iain, they work well together. Really looking forward to seeing how this project progresses.

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    1. Thanks Oli! Seeing yours pushed mine on!
      Best Iain

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  13. That's a really nice job. It also gives some warm pleasure to finish a mini after so many years!

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  14. Really are cranking them out lately.
    But OM double G 40 years! How did you even find it or remember it’s origins after so long? I don’t think I’ve had anything for that long. How has that box not been lost in a move or other natural disaster? And is that even the oldest one? 😀

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    1. He has had a number of moves and has spent a lot of time in various lofts, I even gave him away and then got him back, he wasn't the first mini, that was a great goblin, now alas lost!
      Best Iain

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  15. I like older figures as they have a lot ore character imho than the more 'modern' plastics. I too must have a sprinling of D&D characters. somehwere, mostly Minifigs, iirc.
    I like this bunch, but the Perry Highlander holing his shorter sword with two hands is beeing a bit ambitious!
    These will do the job you intend for them very nicely, but they would also be very useful for many genres too (Eg. Frostrgave).

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    1. Yes they will do for a nice big range of periods!
      Best Iain

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