Monday, August 8, 2011

ECW Scottish Shot!?

I’ve been eyeing these up to finish off for some time. They’re based for DBA/HotT – ECW armies could easily be translated into HotT – the current game of choice at Chez Tim (Shot = Shooters, Pike = Spear, Cuirassier = Knights, other Cavalry = Riders, Guns = Artillery, Dour Presbyterian Preacher = Cleric, etc…).

I’d previously completed a stand of Pike and a stand of Shot (oh and some Mossers…). Anyway, I wanted to at least finish a Regiment of Foot – my ECW-DBA armies are organized into regiments of two Pike and two Shot (like THIS ONE). So I have eight Scottish Pike to finish for the second stand of Pike for this regiment….

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)

These are from Wargames Foundry.

Since I was working on Scottish shot for the DBA-X/HOTT I thought I’d do a couple spares I had based singly for skmishin’.

These are from Renegade Miniatures.

I have two regiments of Scots foot from Renegade as well. They're a tad bigger than the Foundry jocks... so I'm not sure I'll be able to squeeze 8 pikemen on a base... Nevertheless... I could have an entire army of just foot (3 regiments of 4 stands). Ideally I’d field forces of two regiments of foot (eight stands total) plus a gun (or two...?), and some cavalry (with a Rider or Knight general).

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Scots Pike!! Then maybe some undead cavalry…? Who knows!?


  1. Very well executed Tim. I'm a big fan of the period and have plenty of my own but use Warhammer ECW.

    I'm curious how you play HOTT for ECW as there are things about it that seem slightly "off" to me. Pike are not really eqivalent to spear except at the most basic level. Units of pike and shotte operate closely together and you don't appear to ahve a classification for dragoons...

  2. Oh, if I was being all historical about it (playing a gen-u-ine historical ECW army versus another gen-u-ine historical ECW army) I'd used the DBA Extension for 1500 – 1900AD. Which I haven't used for ECW yet, but have played it for SYW and rather enjoyed it.

    It's just that HOTT is suddenly very popular in my house again and I had a hankering to play these and I justified it to myself as being potentially able to use it in HOTT... if... y'know.... Scotland was ever invaded by orcs.... The Pike would be "Spear", the Shot would be Shooters...