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PM Le Comte de Froufrou
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Le Comte de Froufrou
6th May 2015 11:04:11

Getting the urge to do Wares of the Roses in 6mm. The Baccus range is great, but doesn't have Irish kerns, bonnacht or gallowglass (it doesn't have Scots highland archers, either). What would be the suggested proxies, particularly for the bonnacht and kern?

Other troops are less of a problem, but I'd really like to see the range expanded into an early C16th range to accommodate the early Italian Wars. Landsknechts anyone?


PM pushing.tin
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pushing.tin
7th May 2015 12:36:08

I did some kerns for my 17th century irish and used  ASP02 - Spanish Caetratii with an appropriate paint job and some knifework on the ones with helmets to make it look more like hair. Some of the Viking range might do for bonnacht and gallowglass, as well as possibly Scots archers


PM Le Comte de Froufrou
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Le Comte de Froufrou
12th May 2015 08:30:57

Thanks for the reply, and sorry for delaying my response. I'm not entirely sure about the caetrati, but it prompted me to look at using Greek psiloi as Irish. Gallowglass - perhaps Saxon huscarls, but I worry about the shields. One problem with Baccus figures is that they are so good. With most other manufacturers I'll happily use proxies. With Baccus, I'm rather more reluctant to. 


PM pushing.tin
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pushing.tin
12th May 2015 09:18:04

Yes Greek Psiloi are probably a better bet, I see what you mean now I've looked at them, must have missed these when I was trying to find my own proxies!

I know what you mean about the figures being too good!


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