The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Haggis Rampant: Fierce Foot Unit I

Here's the second unit for my Haggis Rampant Islemen Retinue (or should I say Warband!).

I've just taken the pics and when editing them down I noticed that the lighting had left quite a few of the miniatures looking a little satin in finish. This is not the case as they are fully matted down. hopefully the pics I take tonight during the campaign will show them in a better light though they may well be on the table top with another unit sporting a gloss finish as I haven't the time to matt them down for tonight- I usually leave 24 hours between gloss varnish and matt. Just to make sure that the layers are all dry. i also wait 24 hours after painting before I gloss them (for strength) to let the Acrylic paint dry off properly.

As the Fierce Foot are more akin to an Early Medieval Warband than a Retinue I decided to paint the mini's in very muted tones with only the odd bright colour. I also added a conjectural livery to one gambeson and the bucklers and shields. As far as I'm aware there is no evidence at all of armies from the Isles using livery (though of course that does not mean that it was not so). If anyone has any evidence pointing to the lords of the Isles using livery I'd be very interested to hear about it.

Here's the pics- enjoy and ignore the satin look- i'm really going to have to sort the lighting out!!

Bye for now.


  1. Haggis-tastic figures. Very nice paint jobs.

  2. Another great looking group, it's just a pity they're Campbell's :-)

    As you say, I don't think livery was a Highland thing, though chiefs and nobles would have displayed crests and heraldry as shown on grave slabs. The family rabble may have used badges like heather, oak and broom to identify each other but would more often than not known who was who anyway.

    1. Yep, it was a bit of a must with all those muted earthy browns and greens I needed something to bring the force together. I knew there was no evidence for liveries. One can get away with a bit a bit of conjecture in Lion Rampant! LOL :>)