- 12 pikemen in 3 ranks of 4.
- 2 wings of 10 musketeers
- 3 figure command base.
Essex's Regiment will get the same treatment, with 12 pikes and 16 muskets plus 3 command. Other units will have more or less figures, the largest will consist of 15 pikes (3 ranks of 5) and 24 muskets! It's worth bearing in mind here that under the WRG rules each sub unit fights individually rather than as a whole as in for example Forlorn Hope rules, and that the ration of 1 figure = 20 men makes for larger units which look good on the table and is as seen in the 'Edgehill' version of the Battleground series.
I bought a copy of Forlorn Hope rules this week from Caliver books, mainly for the wealth of background information it contains, and mentioned the blog to Dave Ryan whom I knew many years ago in Sealed Knot days when he was a member of Samuel Jones' Regiment and I was a pikeman in the 'Blew' Regiment of the London Trained Bands, and he said the Hinchliffe 'Ironsides' were one of his favourite ECW figures and I have to agree. I retain fond memories of those days, in my first battle I recall being lifted from the ground during a push of pike and barely able to breathe in the crush until Newcastles Regiment eventually won the push and we went down in a heap of armoured bodies. I was black and blue with bruises for days afterwards, all good fun!
I'm in the process of adding more blogs to my list here, and have just added the 'Glorious Little Soldiers' blog. Andy Copestake (he of 'Old Glory') is the owner of many units previously owned by Peter Gilder and a look through under the ECW label reveals many pictures of these wonderful old units.
Next up, while I await the arrival of my latest order, will be an 8 figure horse unit, just a couple of troops worth but it's the last of my current cavalry figures. I do have some 'commanded musketeers' to do, I'm using ECW33 for these plus an officer, they are carrying firelocks without rests of course and will add some variety.
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