Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Aberdeen Militia

The next addition to my Covenanter force is the Aberdeen Militia from the Fecht of Aberdeen or the Battle of Justice Mills as you prefer (although I do intend to do another standard eventually to make the unit a little more flexible).




One again the figures are from Redoubt but the flag is from Wargame Designs.

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  1. Absolutely tremendous, what a fabulous looking unit Al.

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    1. Thanks Michael, I am pleased with the way they turned out. Now onto the next one!

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  2. cracking job here, mate. I like them, a lot.

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  3. A wonderful addition, no doubt! Great looking troops...
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil. Let's hope they perform a little better than the Militia did at the real battle!

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  4. Very nice looking unit. What's the other standard your going to do?

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    1. Thanks. That's a very good question and I'm not sure I have an answer yet! I plan to get the additional ensign at the Broadside show next weekend (assuming Redoubt are there - I'd better check!) and then it will need painting so I have a little time to decide.

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  5. Very smart indeed, Al. I am sure that the militia is going to be your Covenantors' secret weapon, suitably fortified pre-battle by porridge and non-frivolous root vegetables!

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    1. Thanks Sidney. Ye dinnae want to mess with yon man whose had his bashed neeps and tatties that for sure!

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  6. Lovely figures. I am sorely tempted to start an ECW army using Warlord plastics.

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    1. Thanks John. Come on in the water's lovely! :-)

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  7. A good battle to do Al
    From my time in Aberdeen I too have the Battle of Justice Mills on my wargaming list :)
    I have wargamed it once already using the Canadian Wargame Group Rules "For God King and Country"
    But it is on the "redo" list for me when I paint some 25/28mm of my own :)

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    1. That's a bit far North for you isn't it? :)

      As you may have seen from my post today I'm planning on trying FGK&C with these figures and Aberdeen is one of the scenarios in the book - so that and Tippermuir are likely to be easy ones to start with !

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  8. Cool

    I don't know if you can remember I was based up in Aberdeen for stint before London
    I always chuckle to think that Justice Mills was a site of a cinema (Aberdeen has grown to swallow the external battlefield)

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    1. No sorry I didn't - one of the penalties of getting old I suspect! I'm thinking of stopping that! :)

      It is a shame when interesting sites get subsumed by development but you can't stop "progress" I suppose. It's a shame there isn't a decent film about Montrose that they could show there!

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