Thursday, June 23, 2016


The raising of the Clans

Received these very colourful, painted and based figures from Alternative Armies in Scotland!

As usual you may left click on any photo to see a larger version of it.

Bonnie Prince Charlie

They are from a range designed for the Culloden Museum, however they are not currently in production.  However if you ask nicely...

My requirement was for about one hundred figures to take part in both historical and black powder fantasy games...well and just plain fantasy if you add in "The Tragedy of MacDeath".

There are four clans each of 24 fighters and two women with babes in arms to cheer on the menfolk.

 Each clan has a leader,

a standard,

two pipers,

a drummer,

and a mix of figures with,


Lochaber Axes,

and the odd musket.

A fine and fierce looking bunch they are too!

In addition there is a figure of Bonnie Prince Charlie himself, a standard bearer and this lovely sword dance vignette.

For the black powder fantasy side of things there is an alternate leader...

 Wee Woolie Prince Charlie, the King Under the Glacier.

Wee Woolie Prince Charlie was quite incidentally thawed out of his icy exile when Mordred, Emperor of the Ferach Elves used his power to enforce the Ban of Wylde Magick from Valon.

Since that day the wild humans of Joccian along with some of the wilder ratmen of the realm have rallied behind Prince Charile, styling  him "Mammuthus Primigenius",  Rightful Kyng of Joccia, Guenelea, Taffsea, and Albion.

Naturally the reining Kyng of the United Kyngdoms, Gorge the III of the House of Hunvaria is having none of this, and has mobilized his orcs, hobgoblins, and loyal ratmen to put down the rising.

Oh the mammoth is actually a war mammoth from Alternative Armies' sister brand, .

Another absolutely sterling job by the Alternative Armies painting staff and my thanks to Jim Syme for offering to have these cast up for me.

As always hope you enjoy the post and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Impressive and beautiful army!

    1. Thank you. The painter did a wonderful job with all those tartans. It would have driven me mad to attempt the same.

  2. Thank you for the kind words and we are all glad you like your new army of McDeath!


    1. You are very welcome. I am looking at my now twenty strong Dog Hussars and they are glorious. The fantasy figures and rat lowlanders are also splendid. Have some room management to take care of before I can play anything but really looking forward to it.

  3. Do you mean the old GW McDeath?

    1. "Why certainly" as Mr. Oliver Hardy was wont to say!