Thursday, 8 September 2011
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:
1x3Wb/Ax (Gen) and 2x3Wb/Ax;