Recently on the League of Augsberg Fighting Talk forum, there has been a lot of talk about the up and coming supplement for Beneath the Lilly Banners, which concentrates on Ireland during 1689-1691. I can't wait for this to be released!!!! There has also been talk of individually based figures for a new skirmish based set of rules for the period.
With that in mind I painted up 24 Rapereers, Raper what? I hear you ask???
From our good friend Wikipedia:
Rapparees (from the Irish ropairí, plural of ropaire, meaning half-pike or pike-wielding person) were Irish guerilla fighters who operated on the Jacobite side during the 1690's Williamite war in Ireland. Subsequently the name was also given to bandits and highwaymen in Ireland.
I chose not to base my Raperees up singularly, as with 15mm they can be a little fiddly to handle, (check out my FIW battle reports!) So instead, I based them up on 20mm round bases, three to a base. I think It still gives them a distinctive skirmish look.
As no manufacture makes specific raperee figures, I trawled through Essex's website and bought a few random looking Irish and Scottish packs from their Medieval and Renaissance ECW ranges and some packs which are meant to be Monmouth's Rebels.
Only two pics I'm afraid, all the other I took didn't come out at all well!