Thursday, 8 September 2011

20mm Dalriadans

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The army;

DBx II/54(b)Scots-Irish
I’ll be using them to represent Dal Riata, the Gaelic overkingdom of the western coast of Scotland. Not entirely sure whether to class most of them as Ax or Wb.  DBA has 3Ax, DBM has 3Wb.  Settle it after some fights I think. All the figures are 20mm metals from Irregular, with some minor modifications by yours truly. 
The banner is pure invention.  The old Irish Dal Riata was in Co. Antrim whose flag is saffron and white, people from there colonising Western Scotland.  Where the Irish settled became Dal Riada (Dalriada) and then the territory of Clan Donald which has a red eagle as one of its heraldic charges, add a tail for each of the three ‘kindreds’ of Cenél Loairn, Cenél nÓengusa and Cenél nGabráin:
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1x3Wb/Ax (Gen) and 2x3Wb/Ax;
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7x3Wb/Ax fianna;
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2x2Ps skirmishers.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice army!! How do they compare size wise to revell or airfix or are they true 20mm?
    Cheers
    paul

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  2. Cheers Paul. Size-wise they are approximately 20mm from soles of feet to top of head. A whole head shorter than Revell and Zvezda. The Irregulars are also smaller than Tumbling Dice and Newline Design. This seems general across Irregular's 20mm ranges as I have AWI from them and they too are smaller than Imex and HaT. Especially noticeable with mounted figures. Sorry, can't comment on Airfix, not got any to speak of. If anything they probably are true (italics) 20mm

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  3. nice work...

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  4. Danny, after having seen your blog, that's quite a compliment. Thanks.

    George

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