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« on: 30 June 2013, 02:45:45 PM »

I often complain that I don't have much time to work on 10mm due to other commitments. For those wondering "what the hell does he spend his time doing", here's a glimpse. A lot of what I've done in the last couple of years hasn't yet been released, but recently these 15mm 16th Century Irish figures have been released by Khurasan. They were sculpted about a year ago, but are only coming out now. I enjoyed working on this subject, being a Tyrone man myself.



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« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2013, 02:59:07 PM »

Very nice Clib
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« Reply #2 on: 30 June 2013, 03:19:12 PM »

I'll second that.
Great job Clib. Thumbs up

Strange that you mention stuff that seems to take an age to come out. Undecided.....There are a few odds and sods that I've done myself, for various folk, that have been accepted and paid for......But then seem to completely disappear into the ether.
Very odd.
Cheers - Phil.
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« Reply #3 on: 30 June 2013, 03:50:58 PM »

They look nice. Saw the announcement over on TMP - but didn't realise it was your work.

What I am quite surprised at is just how old fashioned many of the Irish look - and seeing figures in bare legs, tunic and morion is quite strange - but I'm sure accurate. A friend is wanting to add Irish mercenaries to his Wars of the Roses army - I suspect the style of many of these will make it easy for him to use almost any medieval Irish figures
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« Reply #4 on: 30 June 2013, 04:16:14 PM »

You are quite right, the Irish way of war was an odd mix of medieval and renaissance elements. The Galloglaigh especially harked back to the previous centuries, and while very tough fighters were becoming vulnerable to shot. The Kern were well suited to the terrain, lightly armed and quick, Ireland being much more forested at the time. As the conflict with Elizabeth's armies escalated they were mainly converted to calivermen proving a match for English shot (indeed many Irishmen fought in the Queen's armies as well.) They had much success against Elizabeth's armies, the usual strategy was to stage very large ambushes in difficult terrain. An interesting army, cavalry is probably the weakest element, plus you need to like saffron if you are to paint them!
We are lucky to have a series of woodcuts that tells us much of their appearance, the 1581 The Image of Irelande by Derricke

http://irishcomics.wikia.com/wiki/The_Image_of_Irelande
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« Reply #5 on: 30 June 2013, 07:34:26 PM »

Very nice, club, very nice  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: 30 June 2013, 08:15:18 PM »

Really look good Clib.
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« Reply #7 on: 30 June 2013, 08:46:29 PM »

They look impressive.
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« Reply #8 on: 30 June 2013, 08:50:10 PM »

Stunning work
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« Reply #9 on: 30 June 2013, 10:29:36 PM »

Up to your usual stunning standard, Clib.  Cool
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