Monday, 9 September 2013

RP No143 NYW - Killiecrankie, Lord Kenmure's Foot



Lord Kenmure's regiment were raised by Alexander Gordon 5th Viscount of Kenmure on 19th April 1689. It was commanded in the field by Lieutenant Colonel John Fergusson of Craigdarroch. Most of its officer and men were Westland Whigs, but it seems that many Ulster Protestants refugees who fled to Scotland during the Londonderry campaigns filled the ranks as well.It contained approximately 600 men in 10 companies.
Its suggested as they were raised quickly they may have not been uniform's, so the men would have worn their hodden Grey coats, so I've chosen to paint the unit in hodden grey and with bonnets, but as you can see I've added a splash of colour painting the Officer with a bright red coat.
At Killiecrankie the regt were completely mauled, so in 1691 along with Glencairn's, Grant's and Menzies of Weem's Highland Independent company, were drafted into a new regiment, Col John Hill's, who would later garrison Fort William.
There is no info of flags carried for the unit, so I've given then a generic blue on white saltire and the Gordon flag I made for my Scots Flodden army for Alexander Gordon 3rd Earl of Huntley, here.








64 comments:

  1. The detail you get on these 15mm soldiers always amaze me. Another really good looking regiment for the battlefield!

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  2. They look sharp, Ray.
    And there were a lot of Alexanders in the day, weren't there?

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    1. Oh yes, especially north of the border!

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  3. Good to see your finding some time to paint at last (changing job plays havoc with hobby time!).

    Look forward to seeing you at the game on Saturday. Another chance for you to gasp in wonder at my spectacularly bad dice rolling!

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    1. 'fraid not Lee, neither me nor Fran will be there, work, work and more bloody work!

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  4. Excellent painted figures and nice flags as always Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  5. Nice paint Job. For some reason (maybe the Grey greatcoats) the look menacing.

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    1. "they look menacing"...the bloody y keeps sticking. Shouldn´t eat crisps whilst typing I suppose.

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    2. Now we're to believe the sticky key is due to eating crisps:0)

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    3. I find wiping them sticking fingers on the wallpaper works fine!

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  6. nice work Ray. great flags as always

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  7. I fine addition to the ranks, really like the splash of colour of the commanders jacket and the standards, really works with the grey

    Ian

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  8. Thats a might fine unit Mr Ray! Cracking big tags to!

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  9. Another very fine unit Ray.

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  10. Another good looking unit Ray. It really is easy to forget that these are 15mms as you've done such a good job on them.

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  11. brilliant job on them, Ray, love the flags too!

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  12. Now this is a proper Rousell post. Excellent work Ray!!

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    1. Trying to get back to normal, its a very slow process!!

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  13. Very nice looking unit are they Essex figures?
    Cheers

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  14. Very nice work Ray! Banners look great!

    Christopher

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  15. That's a great looking unit!

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    1. Thanks Cory, I very nearly painted them with red coats.

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  16. Superb flags flying on beautiful figurines...I do like that Ray!!

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  17. Ray, you do need to show these off in battle reports more often. While they look great on display, they look their best when on the battlefield.

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  18. Great looking unit, Ray. You have a perfect painting style for them!

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  19. Another great looking unit on your part Ray. Excellent work.

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  20. Nice looking unit there young man. Must agree with Justin: you need to get Postie to have a few games with these units to show them off properly.

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  21. Good stuff, Ray. I like the officer in red. Nice touch.

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  22. It is amazing how you take just a scrap of historical information and bring the units to life like this. I do love how you threw in an officer in red. The other side has to know who to aim at!

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  23. Great looking unit, Ray! Nice to see at least you and Fran are getting some hobbytime in!
    I've yet to find any free time of quality... and I'm moving to days for my civie job soon too!
    No doubt that soon my off days will be filled with chores! ;)

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  24. They look fantastic, Ray. As a fan of your flags, I love knowing you created your own design this time around again.

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  25. In my opinion, one can never have too many Scots. :) Very well done!

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  26. They look ready for battle!

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  27. I like their look - they look very unique and purposeful in their dark coats. Nice contrast to the officer and other troops of the day, I would think. Best, Dean

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  28. Blimey! How many units is that you painted up now?

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  29. Lovely work there Ray and the flags bring the unit to life. Top work

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