So, these guys are found fighting for the III/45 Pre-Feudal Scots, III/78 Isles & Highlands, and IV/16 Scots Common. The notes for III/45 say "little definite is known about troop types ... a thigh-length shirt ... though (Galwegian shirts reported to be shorter) ... legs and often feet were bare"
Are there other sources on Galwegians - descriptions, pictures - you can point me towards ? Suitable 15mm figures ? Or would most "Dark Ages infantrymen, of fierce and agressive mien" be suitable morph ?
Thanks for whatever help you can give me with this.
Take a look at Essex REN89 and REN90 from their ECW range if you fancy a bit of the Braveheart look...it might be what your looking for or you could mix them with some Dark age or Scots Irish figures.MID65 Javelinmen from the Medieval range could fit in a warband mix too. 😉
Good luck with your army...which-ever you choose? 😊
OK, on my workbench is an Ancient Brit army, painting it up for a friend, returning big favors from him. In line behind it is Caledonian/Pict army for another friend. In lead mountain on top shelf of back closet are 8 bags of Essex Highlanders, picked up on sale, impulse buy ("Those add up to a DBA army real cheap").
In the couple of hundred figures acquired at Cold Wars, NJCon, and H'Con deflashed, week before last, waiting in old peanut butter jars for me to unlimber washbasin, wet-sand bottoms of bases smooth, wash & prime; are lotsa 'generic Dark Ages' figures, Vikings for '1066 campaign', etc.
So looking at lists, seeing what armies can be raised...
Meanwhile, in New Jersey this Sunday, has been raining or threatening to, currently assembling 1/600 USS Wasp and HMS Frolic, one will be birthday present for friend who wants to try out _Close Action_ rules, workbench covered with masts, sails, and cross-clamp tweezers holding them together until glue dries. Which is my excuse for rambling on like this...
Post by HectorBlackwolf on Aug 12, 2018 23:28:49 GMT
The QRF figures look good to me. The Galwegians were ‘naked and unarmored’ and carrying swords in 1138. So, at least early on a weapon, a tunic (if that!), and little else. III/78 runs to 1493, by then they might have been better equipped.
1 - Not too much information about Galwegian warbanders is exstant.
2 - The TSS/QRF figures look nice, but will be searching my lead mountain for guys with tunic, bare head, bare legs - whatever the manufacturer called them - see how they fit in with the Essex highlanders and TTG Scots Common pike.
By the way, jeffreythancock, as each illustration has a copyright note, my guess is that the pages at one time at least were sanctioned. The fact that they are listed as excerpts and have links to images referenced in the text (which is a duplicate of the book's) would seem to support this.
These are not scanned from the book and posted page images.
The question still then is whether the images on the webpages were pirated (if so why the copyright note on every image?), or whether the pages were created as part of a website endorsed by Mr. Heath and/or WRG. THe pages certainly don't look like the work of a typical pirate.
One could email WRG or Mr. Heath to find out, were one concerned.