Thursday, 21 January 2016

From AlanD - More 6mm Covenanters (95 points)


I'm flip-flopping all over the place with this year's challenge - gladiators, French Indian Wars, ECW, Bug Hunts of the Future, and now back to ECW again. This week I have pretty much finished my 6mm Covenanter project with some command figures, artillery and dragoons.

This dour lot of little Calvinist Smurfs includes three bases of command figures, including the trademark Baccus general with massive nose...




The dragoons include both mounted figures and dismounted troops skirmishing, along with horse handlers. Inspired by Tamsin's lovely bases I tried to vary the appearance with some of the mounted troops advancing obliquely in twos. Tricky to pull off on such shallow bases, but I quite like the effect.






Finally, six bases of guns, including some teeny tiny frame guns.


As for the points, there are 46 mounted figures,79 on foot and 6 guns. If the 24 riderless horses are 0.5 points each, then the grand total should come to 93.5, and I think we can round it down to 93 in recognition of the less than challenging frame guns!

Ah... the heady feeling of a "completed" project. Who are you kidding mate? There is no "completed", only those who foolishly believe a project to be completed and those who do not. 
Regardless, a most impressive display of compressed Calvinists (hey, even Smurfs have feelings!). I especially like the frame guns which are recognisable even at this scale and really add a Scots flavour. 
93.5 points for the miniatures, another point for "completing" your wonderful army and what the hell, another 0.5 just cause I hate fractions. 95 points all up. Well done sir! Cheers, Millsy

27 comments:

  1. Nice work Dux! :)

    Is that General Sir Angus McConkie perchance? ;)

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  2. Other fab tiny army. Still amazed by peoples ability to make these look great

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  3. Great stuff Dux, hope to see you at CanCon.

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  4. Great submission - and it's a very rare thing to say "completed" with a miniatures project so a double well done!

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  5. Completed? Completed? I think you underestimate the intended scope of our ECW project!

    Nice wee bonnets mate - guess I have to get cracking with the opposing Montrose Loyalists now!

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    1. "I think you underestimate the intended scope of our ECW project!"
      That's more like it, a proper megalomaniac's response!

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  6. nice smurfs!
    do you have any tip to paint so many tartans ? ;-)

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  7. Tick for completed and tick again for very nice and tick again for excellent. 3 wins as far as I am concerned.

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  8. Well done. My eyes hurt just looking at enlarged pictures of these.

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  9. Great looking army Alan. Calvinist Smurfs nearly led to a coffee spray on the IPad this morning.

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  10. Nicely done! Really gives you the feel of an army on the march.

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  11. Cool project these smaller scales do tempt me.

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  12. "I'm flip flopping all over the place" - you say that like it's bad?

    Great work on these fellows! Well done.

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  13. Great job on some more wee lads, Dux! Completed army you say!? Everyone raves about the Mayan calender, but I'm pretty sure the chances of the earth's catastrophic demise is in correlation to unpainted lead mountains and completed armies! ;)

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  14. That's a bucket load of tiny awesome. Really cool to see a whole army submitted like this. Cheers

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  15. COMPLETED , meaning.....finished, ended, concluded, completed, finalized, accomplished, achieved, fulfilled, discharged, settled, done...

    Yeah right.
    Damn fine job

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  16. Well, now that I look at the army, maybe a few more regiments of foot wouldn't go astray. Thanks for the comments!

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  17. 'Flip floppin' is where its at. Loving these wee lads of 'Fitzpleasure' (sorry, Alt J reference slip)

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  18. These remain at the high level of the other submissions for this project

    Ian

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  19. Love the command stand! Nice work!

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  20. These are awesome Dux. When do they hit the tabletop?

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  21. Congratulations on a wonderful completed army, Dux! Excellent work!

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