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A Covenanter question

Post by ochoin » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 am

I'm about to start painting a figure that is meant to represent a general for my Covenanter army (a fourth & final one).

It's mounted, in full armour (it'll be black) with a bare head. Generally, I like to add a figure or two to a General's base for that much vaunted 'diorama effect'.

However, the only figure I actually have is (already painted) a trumpeter on a white horse. The figure is swathed in a cloak & wears a floppy, broad-brimmed hat with plume. Too English Royalist? I know fashions were island-wide but there'll be nothing about the two figures that says, "Scotsmen".

Your learned opinions are sought.

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:00 am

Either (a) convert the trumpeter to give him a blue bonnet, or (b) add a third figure with a Scottish flag (often done to mark a general's position, even in those times) - and a blue bonnet, if desired.

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by levied troop » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:08 am

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by FreddBloggs » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:27 am

Put a sheep on the base in a blue bonnet, to mark him as Scottish.

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by ochoin » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:14 am

FreddBloggs wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:27 am
Put a sheep on the base in a blue bonnet, to mark him as Scottish.
OK...this is funny (as much as I hate to admit it).

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by RMD » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:02 pm

Dammit. And I had my standard reply prepared:

"Only used in action as a bridgelayer, though one was lost in Canterbury to a German air raid."

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by FreddBloggs » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm

What was a sheep in a scottish bonnet doing 8n canterbury?

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by RMD » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:09 pm

FreddBloggs wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm
What was a sheep in a scottish bonnet doing 8n canterbury?
Carrying a bridge, obviously.

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Re: A Covenanter question

Post by FreddBloggs » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:15 pm

obviously.

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