This next shot is a goup of the Irish blasted out and sent over to the basing department. This should give me a couple of units actually finished now for both sides so photos shoot of finished units on the way. One thing that does confuse me however. Crusader do Medeival Irish (more of them later) and Dark age Irish. In the Dark age these all have breeches and bare chests but for Medeival and Renaissance they are tunics and no breeches. Seems a bit odd randomly swapping clothing one half of your body for a few hundred years to randomly clothing the other half for a few hundred more. I imagine some clever soul out there knows what was really going on.
Looking at the below the Gallowglass are all the old Claymore Castings range as is the kneeling bowman in the middle and the javelineer on the far right. The rest are Crusader with the figure front left being from the Dark Age range, with a minor conversion for his helmet, and the rest from the medieval range. More detail on these once they are back from the basing department.
My haul from Fiasco was almost excluseively for Elizabethan Ireland. Six packs of Perry Irish (they are lovely) a pack of Graven Images Englsih Pike and a pack of Hoka Hey Elizabethan Demi lancers. All cleaned up for priming same day before tea!
As a bonus as I was getting stuck into the Irish this pack of Elizabethan Pike from Ebay arrived, these Foundry swashbucklers are a really good fit for the Graven Images being tall and chunky with lots of character.
As the basing departmrent is home tonight I have decided to get a few more Irish done for her to take back to sunny York. I love these three, loads of character, I am really happy with how they have come out. The Kern with an axe is from the Kern with double handed weapons pack, these will form the basis of a unit of Bonaught, slightly more proffesional Kern.
We also have 5 English Pike and Two Demilancers. I wonder if the basing department will be bringing me anything finished back?
Oh well, she has been putting the hours in so nothing ready for a week or two, when they are it will add best part of 40 figures to my Elizabethan Ireland project at which point I will a photographic review of the collection so far.
In the mean time I am keeping myself enthused for this project with Elizabeths Irish Wars by Cyril Falls and really enjoying it. I have to say it makes me wonder which part of the Elizabethan period to go for although I think the troops may not look massively different except at the begining the English have more longbows and the Irish less firearms perhaps.
Anyway I will keep you posted, we have a Lilly Banners Great Northern War game coming soon so after action report at the weekend.
See you then.