Saturday, 1 June 2013

Bannockburn (Pt7) Maurice, Abbot of Inchaffray

Finally the next sheltron is completed.
Sets used;
Strelets Medieval crossbowmen
Strelets medieval Levy (1)
Strelets Medieval levy (2)
Medieval Britian
Crusader Transport (1)
Roman Port
As always with history, a problem has arisen. What coat of arms did Edward de Bruce wear on the day? Was it the one I´ve used, (in a lot of the Pictures protraying him at Bannockburn) or the Arms of the Earl of Carrick (Argent, Chevron Gules) ?

Éirinn go Brách!!
Cavalry view of the sheltron
Edward de Bruce

It bugged me so much that eventually I changed the Arms. I think, and it seems Logical, that only Robert de Bruce, being the C.i.C,  would have royal arms at the battle.........although I could be wrong.

Another of the Kneeling bods from the strelets Medieval crossbowmen set converted to a pikeman.

Maurice, Abbot of Inchaffray. He not only blessed the scottish troops at Bannockburn but apparently he had previously helped in the escape of  Robert de Bruce after the Battle of Methven in 1306.
The top half of Maurice Comes from the Crusader Transport (1) set and the bottom half from the Roman Port set.
Maurice Blessing the troops
And for a bit of fun. The Douglas/Stewart sheltron and De Bruces Sheltron accuse one another of drinking all the whisky...a fight ensues.
I´ve tried making the  basing so that the front rank is slightly back from the leading edge of the base and the tip of the spears a centimeter or two further from the leading edge so that it´s possible to have two base edges meet. Seems to far.


  1. Another time , great work , really nice .

  2. Fantastic work! Wonderful looking figures, and very impressive pictures, we are in the heart of the battle!

  3. Hola
    Muy bueno,gran escena
    un saludo

  4. Nothing to say more than : "WOW !!!!"

    Impressive work...

  5. Things I wouldn't be around these:
    1) a cavalryman
    2) a balloon.
    Nicely done Sir. That priest has a lot of character too.

  6. Not a clue Paul but they look fecking beautiful and whiskey trouble is always a heated problem!

  7. Look great Paul would like to see all this on the table at once although it would have to be a wide lens!

  8. Nice work, Mr. Bods. The pictures put us up front and close with the battle.

  9. great stuff and the fight looks incredible! I really like the bods and you've done some nice conversions there.

  10. Una escena muy buena, y muy real.

  11. Stunning Paul, Stunning, I'm a bit worried there are no Airfix Robin Hood men in there, not even room for one?


    1. Thanks Hugh.
      Unfortunately not. The idea is to create both armies entirely using bods from the strelets range..good News though, I´m planning to paint up the Robinhood set in "classic" errol flynn style. :-D

    2. tights and eye-shadow!!