Saturday, 1 February 2014

"Gillies" - Bannockburn

"Lay on! Lay on! Lay on! They fail!"
The "camp followers"..or sma' folk, also refered to as "Gillies". Apparently "Gillies"  is a corruption of the Gaelic word for young men. It´s more commonly accepted they were clansmen, who, at the closing phase of the battle, charged en-masse.  


Sets used;
The Scottish Army of Wallace
Scottish Army of Robert Bruce
Scottish Schiltron
Medieval Levy (1)
Ancient Germans

The Standard, is from the Myneris (Menzies) Clan led on the day by Sir Robert de  Myneris. The Clan Menzies still owns a remnant of a set of bagpipes said to have been carried at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, though this claim is debated. The Bagpipes have been altered, two of the drones removed leaving  a canter, blow pipe and single drone, so they look a bit more medieval.

What a big sword he´s got!!..and judging by the flock attached to him (bloody static!!) he´s been hacking the grass.
A poor english soldier who couldn´t run fast enough has been caught by Hamish 


13 comments:

  1. Fantastic scene of the Scottish armies

    Nice work

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  2. Excellent work, Paul! Great vignette with lots of energy. Love the last shot!

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  3. "What a big sword he´s got!!..and judging by the flock attached to him (bloody static!!) he´s been hacking the grass."

    :D that made me laugh!

    Nicely done. I was up at Culloden Moor last year, I've a dream to re-create that battle in miniature. Keep the paint brush wet with paint, sir. (and not a word of all that was 'in Deutsch gesprochen'.

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  4. Most excellent!

    Cheers
    http://wargameterrain.blogspot.be/

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  5. Nice! What timing for me too - I just watch bits of "Braveheart" last night - the Stirling (bridgeless) scene. Gotta love the fight scenes regardless of authenticity or lack thereof. Best, Dean

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  6. This a great set Paul! And you did them honour how you painted them!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  7. Excellent !!
    I like the figures and your painting work is always so good !

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  8. Fantastic painting and sets Paul!

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