Sunday, 15 April 2012

1/72 Kingdom of Strathclyde

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The Army arrayed; 1x3Cv (Gen), 3x3Cv, 2x2LH, 4x4Wb, 2x2Ps
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The banner was found on the ‘net (created by Angelus), originally with a red ground. A herd of Ancient White Park cattle has existed (and still does) in central Strathclyde since time immemorial, so Angelus’ creation was a fitting banner for this army.
These guys were in action against the Dalriadans, Picts and Norse in the 8th and 9th centuries. No army list that I could find, so all my own conjecture. Organized along DBA lines, used straight from the box with a couple of weapon alterations. Chunky figures (Strelets style more than HaT or Revell) with a fair amount of flash and extraneous plastic, riders not a good fit on horses, meant tailoring each to a horse.

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1x3Cv (Gen), the King of Strathclyde with his retinue;
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Ps Ps012
2x2Ps

10 comments:

  1. I was a bit dissapointed with the romans they brought out and didn´t get the germanics but after seeing your result here I might reconsider.
    Cheers
    paul

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  2. PS; Almost forgot..a new forum for only 1/72nd figs..all periods..
    http://wp-miniaturesforum.com/forum/
    Cheers
    paul

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  3. Really nice work. You've done a great job with the cav, well done!

    Nick

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  4. Excellent painted figures!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thanks folks. The figures are fine for gaming but a bit too rough for diorama work.

    Paul, interesting forum, thanks for that.

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  6. I see what you mean, the figures are a bit chunky. Your paint job is quite nice. The mounted figures appear to be standing in the stirrups, which I think adds a little bit of interest.

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  7. Very nice troops and a great banner too!!!

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  8. Sean - they haven't actually got stirrups moulded. The appearance to be standing is probably due to the figures' physiology - long bodies and short legs, hence the need to do some work on fitting the riders to the horses. This is what I found anyway.

    Ray; cheers, especially from a flag fiend like yourself.

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  9. Very nicely done. Atmospheric, and certainly look the part.
    The latest DBAv3 book has a new sub-list for Strathclyde, as part of the Sub Roman Brits lists- think it may be II/81d, with a lot of Cv and Sp.
    Martin

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    1. Thanks Martin. I beat 'em to it eh? They got what was in the box, real scientific what? :)

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