Sunday, August 28, 2011

Odds and Sods (Scots/Irish & Survivors)

A couple odd things rolling off the workbench this weekend.

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

These were in my bin of “Dark Age Irish”. I know the figures are from Old Glory, but I can’t remember if any of them were actually labeled “Irish” or if they were “Scots”…? What does it matter really – I mean, the original Scots WERE Irish that came across and beat down and assimilated the original Pictish inhabitants, right?

I was working on these because I was working on others from the same box to try and finish up a DBA Norse Irish army. It seemed like the easiest to finish up of the Dark Age DBA armies that I have figures for but aren’t completed… I also have pre-feudal Scots and Welsh (and enough Vikings and English/Anglo-Danish/Middle Anglo-Saxon for at least another army or two of those….). I’ve also been using some sub-standard proxies in the Anglo-Danish army for a while and have been debating whether to finish up the actual figures I’m going to use in the army or just keep using the ones I’m using (because they work…) and finish up other armies first – then come back and finish up… bah… whatever…

Anyway – I have figures for three stands of Auxilia finished up (including the Auxilia General) but just need to finish the bases (and flag) and I have five more stands to do. If I did a stand each evening I’d have the army complete by next weekend – BOOYAH! That’s what I’m going to do – get some armies FINISHED!

Maybe after the Irish I’ll finish up the actual Anglo-Danish (and a couple extra spear to make the Middle Anglo-Saxon options). Then maybe I’ll look to tackling the Welsh or Scotts…

Or maybe some fantasy armies – finish up a few options for Elves, Orcs, or Dwarves…

What I need to do is take stock and come up with a plan and stick to it. I’ve been meaning to do this for weeks… but just don’t seem to find the time.

These are Copplestone Castings “Sewer Scavengers” (or something like that…). They will likely see action as some sort of survivors in either a Zombie game or some other post apocalypse/dark future scenario…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:


(and maybe a couple other odd dark age/medieval/fantasy types…)


  1. The middle and right are definitely Irish, the middle figure is the leader figure from one of the pack.

  2. It's nice to see some more Dark Age action! I can hardly wait for more battle reports to start coming in!

    I know how you feel about planning... Right now I'm still painting my dark age stuff... That is of course once I finish off all these little side projects first, such as the 30 elements worth of 15mm Greeks, the eighteen 28mm Greeks I'm doing, and the 15mm Scythian/Parthian army I committed to... etc. etc. Good stuff, keep it coming!