Here's the first four a little closer. I went the easy route and did not hand paint the shields -- if I had, I doubt I'd have finished these for the challenge. Plus, I wanted them a touch fancier looking than my skill would allow (and doing that on top of tartans would've broke me).
More designs. I tried to give every figure something - tartans, stripes, checks, etc.
Most of this group have spears, though there's an axeman and swordsman in the mix.
For colors, I really did use the same as for the gobs of Vikings and Saxons I painted for last year's challenge. However, the patterns make them quite distinct, and they should look good on a battlefield.
I'm glad you made one last Friday appearance Keith, I was a bit worried when I surveyed the drafts this morning. It wouldn't be the same Friday Crew without you, though I'm gutted there isn't even a single fantasy adventurer or monster here. These are some mighty fierce looking Scottish warriors, and I appreciate the extra work you've put in with the shield transfers and patterns - it's what makes this faction stand out from their other Dark Age brethren.
16 figures for a base of 80 points, and I get one final little dusting of bonus points forth extra effort: 84 points to you sir. Which pushes you over the 1,500 points mark, well past your 1,000 target - congratulations again.