Thursday, 14 December 2017

Four down Six to go !

I present the first four Regiments of Foot completed with the additional standard bearer figure added to to the rear of the pike base and the third rank added to each musket wing. It's proven to be slightly easier than I had anticipated in terms of re positioning of the figures etc, requiring just a bit of making good on the filler. I also added four more figures to my unit of 'Commanded Shot' using code ECW25, a code I have not used before and again one of the later additions to the original range, the bases being dated 1980 rather than 1978. This unit is advancing with Firelock muskets.

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.


Lord Brookes.

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.

16 comments:

  1. This may not be finished but it has already turned into a great collection!

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    1. Thank you Ross, I'm really enjoying myself with these.

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  2. Looking fantastic, lovely work, Lord Brooks look great!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, can't beat Purple uniforms.

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  3. They just look great with deeper shot, much more solid. I also love the paint job on your "Hinchliffe General on fancy horse!". The face is full of detail and character and the limited and restrained palette used for his outfit is really effective - when you're that important who needs bling to get noticed.
    How is the rules 'rewrite/pruning' going?

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    1. Rob, I agree re the deeper shot. I have the WRG playsheets typed up but not sure how best to make them available.

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  4. Now they look the business- proper looking formations too lovely - jubbly

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    1. Cheers Andy, I'm much happier with them now!

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  5. Looks great! love the "mass" look of the 40 figures. Love the old-school style of the sculpts.

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    1. Thank you for the comments. Your blog looks interesting too, especially your thoughts on the One Hour Wargames rules.

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  6. Fabulous, love the large regiments; great collection

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    1. Thank you Allan, just need to get a couple of games in now!

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  7. By Jings, Lee, this is shaping up to be the best ECW army ever. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
    WM

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    1. Many thanks Matt, I think these older style castings have really inspired me, just so much nicer than the chunky modern figures and a joy to paint.

      Merry Christmas.

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