The Roaring Northerners are Dave Stewart, John Hill and Iain Robertson; a loose affiliation of tabletop wargamers and figure painters who inhabit the frozen and somewhat soggy wastelands of west central Scotland. Shadowy and secretive, they stoically quest to reduce the scale of the lead mountain that threatens to engulf them all, and perhaps even find the time for the occasional game...
....This is their story

Sunday, 24 August 2014

John's Gallery

A few months back I photographed some of John’s miniature collection for him up at the club. To my shame I’ve been unable to get these processed and put up any sooner! So, with apologies to Mr Hill, feast your eyes on some 15 & 28mm loveliness.

And one thing that’s important to understand before we go any further- there are no shield transfers or pre-printed banners anywhere in this article. Anywhere.  A true artist is our John…

15mm Hundred Years War

28mm  Hundred Years War

28mm Arthurian Command Group

28mm Ancient Egyptians

28mm Romans
These have got to be some of my favourite pieces that John’s done…

28mm Napoleonic French Marshalls

28mm Pictish Cavalry

Prickers! 28mm Tudor Cavalry

28mm Pictish Roundhouses
These are completely scratchbuilt and have to be seen to be believed!

28mm ECW Scottish Ensign
I fear I haven’t done this piece justice by a long shot. The standard is absolutely gorgeous…

John’s painting was one of my earliest inspirations to get back into wargaming after a hiatus of several years, and after several attempts to emulate his style, I gave up as it just wasn’t happening!

Iain (on behalf of John)


  1. Thanks for putting these up Iain the pictures turned out well.Did you take any of the 15mm Xyston Greeks/Macedonians,the Xyston forum were looking for some images.Saw Dave on Weds the campaign is coming along nicely for the Crusades,i am already planning my dream of doing the wars of the great Vlad the third,Dracula and his defense of Christendom.

  2. No worries, John, glad to be of service. The only 15mm Greeks I've photographed are the ones from the game last year (on here if you scroll back a bit), are those the ones?