Although I have some English New Model Army troops on the painting blocks at the moment, I've had these Scots Covenanters painted up for a while for another project, only unbased. Well. they were rescued from where they were languishing in a dark box, and prised off their old bases, remounted on 25mm round bases (from Warbases), and given a new lease of life for Donnybrook!
The colour schemes for the Scots' uniforms are based on the suggestions from another blog, the excellent Project Auldearn 1645 Blog, http://auldearn1645.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/painting-covenanters.html, which has loads of information about the different armies that fought in Montrose's campaigns between 1644 and 1646. It was a real find a few years ago, and has been really inspirational. I love the colour schemes and Wargames Foundry paint palettes that have been suggested, and have borrowed them shamelessly! Thanks definitely go to the creators of Project Auldearn blog - It's brilliant!
So here you can see two of my Scots force, newly based, and waiting for the rest of their company - 6 other 'blue bonnets', to make up an 8 figure, 'drilled' unit, which will use D8 dice to work out their combat resolutions.
I've also added the 'reload' marker that I made the other day, so you can see it in 'action'. Until next time!!