Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sir Allen Apsley's Regiment


Here's the latest regiment for my For King and Parliament project; Sir Allen Apsley's regiment from Hopton's Royalist army. All photos are clickable!

Below, the regiment ready for melee, with the command stand behind. The pike stand are in the red coats, trousers and monteros of the Oxford army- later I will swap them out for some more down-at-heel campaigning minis in grey trousers, in attaching poses.

The quality of the painting on these is stunning; the shot, above, were painted either by David Imrie or by Chris Meacham, who painted the command minis, below. I merely did the flags (again, lovely Flags of War) and based on the new Batbases I designed for the ECW (not yet in the BigRedBatShop). Here's a first; I flocked the edges of the bases. Works really well...

Most of the minis are lovely Bicornes, with some Renegades mixed in. I love the look of the pikes massed behind the command (below).

That's it for now; In a couple of weeks I hope too finish the first cavalry regiment!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Surf and turf

....being Sir Arthur Hesilrige's famous regiment. This is my first ECW cavalry regiment, based around a dozen minis from David Imrie (left) and another 17 from Shaun McTague (right). I have decided to give them all tawny orange sashes and am half way through a repaint. Lots of finishing work to be done!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Pub play test

Last night chum Ian and I play tested an aspect of the FK&P rules in our Muswell Hill office- the "Mossy Well", using a "travel set" that Ian has made, on a 3' x 4' 10cm plains mat. Great fun... even though all my troops ran away.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Earl of Essex's Regiment

Here's another regiment arriving at the For King And Parliament muster- my first Parliamentarians, the Earl of Essex's or Lord General's regiment (all photos clickable). They started the Civil War in pretty tawny uniforms, as described on the excellent BCW site.

Mostly Renegade with lovely Bicorne command, these were all painted (or repainted from eBay purchases) by Shaun McTague- I highlighted, added the super Flags of War flags and based on my custom wobbly-edged ECW bases. I was very pleased how the standards appear like they are being waved together in a display.

Above, the command base can be in front at the start of the battle, and moved behind once the shooting starts- the flags look great through the pike. I was also very pleased with how the pike casualties came out- I'm trying to use more casualties in this army.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Colonel James Wardlawe's Dragoons.

I have finished some more units- here is the first, Colonel James Wardlawe’s dragoons. These beautiful (and very clickable) minis were painted by David Imrie, Chris Meacham and Meic Kelly, I have merely rebased onto five of my new wobbly bases- very pleased how this worked out. The minis are Bicorne and flag is from Flags of War. I'm really chuffed with them! I'll need some horse holders in due course...

Friday, 15 September 2017

Colonel John Talbot's Regiment of Foot

Here's Talbot's regiment- the first completely based regiment in 28mm for my "For King and Parliament" collection, for use with the new ECW rules that Andrew Brentnall and I will publish late this year/early next. This is the first of 20 regiments of foot for a planned Salute game. 

It has three stands of 12 minis and a command stand of six. The minis are all Bicornes, beautifully painted by Chris Meacham, and the flags are from Flags of War. The photo is clickable- the detail on the minis is superb!. This is the way I'll base my minis for the game but, because it's gridded, minis can be based in any way that people want; no need to rebase existing collections!

I'll be at Colours tomorrow with Andrew Brentnall, running a big 10/12mm ECW participation game, do drop by and say hello. I'll have these minis (and some more) with me. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

This week I shall mostly be basing ECW....

Here are a couple of quickly snatched WIP shots of the units I'm basing for a table display at Colours*. Above are some artillery pieces which were painted by David Imrie- I've rebased them onto larger bases. Below is Talbot's with an attached frame gun, also by David. Soon, I will need to make some scary decisions about flocking.... colours of grass and extent of coverage.

* We are there with a big ECW game; not sure where though, where we'll be demoing the ECW rules that Andrew Brentnall and I have been writing over the past year.