Prince Ruperts Regiment of Foot carry their distinctive flags and again the pike block comprises a later figure code, these were bought painted from Ian Hind back in the Summer and are one of my favourite pike blocks featuring a couple of clever conversions such as the figure with his left arm in a sling and another with helmet falling from the back of his head.
Lord Brookes Regiment still require better flags as I hand painted these over red flags from Wargames Designs and it has not worked too well. Lord Brookes was an ardent Puritan and his foot were unique in wearing Purple coats, they served at Edgehill and the Storming of Brentford.
I'll continue to work on expanding my other six regiments over Christmas and hope in the New Year to present all Ten regiments at 40 figures each. On the cavalry front I have 200 painted Horse plus 24 mounted Dragoons, but I still want to add a unit from the 'Prince Ruperts Charge' codes, again later additions and slightly chunkier but not noticeably so if not mixed with the earlier codes. My aim is to do something 'Edgehill' themed in the New Year, possibly along the lines of the ' Naseby' project (see link at right), a travelling demo game that often sets up for public display at various locations. Well worth a look at the Naseby blog if you have seen it before, it's a very clever 15mm folding terrain board based on a pasting table!
Right then, here we go with the pics, I also set up some Horse in both Dutch and Swedish style representations, just nice to get some of them out of the boxes for a while. The Horse are a mixture of new castings and original 'vintage' castings, the bulk of those you see in these shots are those I bought ready painted and are clearly by the same skilled hand and painted in what I would describe as an earlier style, the classic 'Cavaliers and Roundheads'.
|Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foot.|
|Note the conversions, especially the arm in sling, as bought.|
|Commanded shot rushing forward with Firelocks.|
|Hinchliffe General on fancy horse!|
|This guy is I'm pretty sure an old 30mm figure.|
|Royalist Horse drawn up in Swedish Style.|
|I left Ruperts Regt in the storage box! These are all old Hinchliffes bought ready painted in the Summer.|
|When I bought them they were covered in dust and dirt, this wonderfully bright paint job only emerged after a good clean.|
|And 3 deep Dutch Style.|
|Roundheads one and all.|
|A very solid looking body of Horse.|
|A fast trot! Note the crashing trooper conversion.|
|So just these Six regiments to go! All need an additional standard bearer on the pike base plus 8 additional musketeer/officer figures to bring them up to 40 figures, 3 deep.|