Wednesday 17 February 2016

FLW Part 5

As I have been designated 'family carpenter' for a while, with a number of projects requested by various members of the clan, this is the last batch of troops for a couple of weeks or so. They are supposed to be the 10th (Scottish) Battalion of The King's (Liverpool) Regiment, though there are one or two minor (?) discrepancies.

The unit was formed in 1900, and though dressed as Highlanders they wore the glengarry, not the bonnet; but I only had these figures about. The kilt and plaid were not one of the normal government issue type, but were the Forbes tartan. Unfortunately it has ended up paler than I would have liked. The other thing is that the sporran should be grey, not white. Truth is, by this time I was glad to see the back of them, so didn't change it for the second time!

Thank goodness there are not too many volunteer regiments that wear tartan, though I still have a few to look forward to in the future.


You may notice that I've added a page (see the link on the right) that contains some VERY simple rules, which I used to use with my son many years ago when he would 'want to play soldiers'. Sadly he soon grew out of that. These rules were designed to give a fast, easy game, and as we used the dining table were usually over in an hour or so. No finesse, just advance, kill the enemy, win.

Perhaps I should try them out again, for nostalgia's sake, as a solo effort. 


  1. A fine effort on the 54mm Highlanders- well done indeed. Regards. KEV.

  2. Highlanders look great and I intend to give your rules a try out when I can.

    1. Let me know how you get on. It's a while since I used them.

  3. They look very fine Joppy. I am trying to make a dent in Colour Party of Black Watch, though I haven't gotten much further than painting the kilts blue.

    I was planning to use this painting guide, though it look a little complex.

    Any thoughts you'd care to share with a newbie tartan painter?

  4. I've got a simple guide from an old issue of Toy Soldier magazine. To save space here, I'll put it in the blog this coming weekend. The fine stripes are the very devil.