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12-17-2008, 04:35 PM
I just aquired some nicely painted British Highlanders that I want to use as the core of a DBN army. I have enough for 6 or 7 single based elements.
What would make sense as far as Art and Cav and LI to support them?
I guess I'm looking for army list suggestions and guidance on what regiments I might use.
My wife having Scottish background has some interest in playing these.
12-17-2008, 07:47 PM
Depending on the tartan... that'll tell you what unit it is supposed to represent.
If you're not that anal, the 92nd foot, the Gordon Highlanders, saved the day at Quatre Bras for the Allies. This is the unit mine are supposed to represent.
the individual tartans are shown for all the Highlander units. Maybe the ones you have aren't specific.
Bob. (and his dog)
12-17-2008, 08:54 PM
All British artillery is, in effect, generic. No Scots batteries.
You should have a regiment of Scots Grays for the cavalry.
Look for a Highland Light Infantry regiment to be the LI component. They are cool.
For elites, add in a stand of Scots Guards,
There are also the Royal Scots Fusiliers (North British Fusiliers, 21st foot) maybe not at Waterloo campaign.
This would be a great "army."
12-17-2008, 10:41 PM
After checking some pictures I think that the figs I have are probably 92nd Gordons. My wifes clan is Johnston and their tartan is very similar. Identical colors slightly different pattern. At 15mm you can't tell 'em apart.
Anyone have any info on a Johnston regiment?
Bob...I will take your advice on the other element types and look for some figs to do the Scots Grays, LI, and generic arty.
Thanks for the help
12-17-2008, 11:55 PM
I know Essex makes Scot's Grey's figures, I just bought a pack at Fall-In.
Stock number is PNB37.
I also have two extra British arty pieces w/ crews (Belgic shako) made by Minifigs; if you are interested you can have them. Send me your address and I'll put them in the mail asap.
12-18-2008, 08:42 AM
I am not aware of a Johnston regiment. If you were doing an earlier period, say up to and prior to the 45's (the last Scottish rebellion when they tried to put Bonnie Prince Charlie on the throne in 1745) you could easily do an element of Johnstons. But technically there were not many official or true tartans at that time. but still the way to include them.
I think there are plenty of Scottish infantry regiments, in highland dress and regular dress available and already mentioned, plus the Scots Greys for the cavalry during the Napoleonic period. But for artillery, you will have to go British, and also if you want to add other cavalry elements.
12-18-2008, 02:42 PM
I sent you a PM.
Thanks for the info....I'll just tell my wife that some of the Johnstons are in the 92nd.
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