Friday, August 30, 2013

"Ouch!" -- a Delay with my ECW Project

I'm experiencing a bit of a delay with my ECW project due to health issues. 

Some days ago I became aware of my "kidney gravel" (i.e., small kidney stones) moving through some tighter places as it moves through my system.  This is not only painful but very tiring . . . and the pain pills to get me through it leave me quite light-headed . . . and that most assuredly means no hobby knives nor trying to glue fiddly-little pieces of plastic.

Then last night my gout flared up . . . so more pain pills . . . ouch!  Anyway, while these things will pass, I'm not going to be accomplishing much with my figures for a few days.

-- Jeff

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My Proposed ECW Foot Units

I want to use "real" units, not "imaginary" ones for my Royalist forces . . . but, of course, we really don't what color the uniforms and/or flags were for most of the ECW.

So I searched for units for which both uniform coat and regimental flag are known . . . even though they might be in differing commands or in different years.

What I've provisionally selected to eventually add to my forces can be seen at left.

The "color" above the commander's name is the coat color as found in one source or another.  Some varied by year, but these are what I'm currently looking at using.

I will not, of course, start out with all of these at once.  In fact my forces may never get to a dozen pike & shot units . . . but this (at least currently) is what I hope for.
-- Jeff

Sunday, August 11, 2013

What Color Coat Did They Wear in the ECW ???

Do you know what color uniform coat the following Royalist foor regiments wore during at least part of the English Civil Wars?  If so please leave a comment as to which regiment it is and what the coat color was:

(Please note that, as replies come in, I will add a note to those identified)

  • Ashley, Colonel
  • Aston, Sir Arthur
  • Astley, Sir Bernard -- White
  • Bagot, Col. Richard -- Dark Blue
  • Bellasyse, Col. John -- 1643 Oxford re-issue -- either Blue or Red
  • Byerley, Sir Anthony -- 1644 possibly White
  • Chaytor, Col. Henry
  • Cooke, Col. Francis -- Blue
  • Darcy, Col. Conyers -- Blue
  • Duke of York -- 1644 possibly White
  • Earl Rivers -- Oxford Blue
  • Fitton, Sir Edward -- 1643 Oxford re-issue -- either Blue or Red
  • Lambton, Sir William
  • Lord Byron
  • Lord Molyneux -- Burgandy suit
  • Lucas, Sir Gervase -- Blue coat, White facings, Yellow breeches
  • Marquis of Winchester -- Burgandy suit
  • Strading, Sir Edward -- 1643 Oxford re-issue -- either Blue or Red
  • Thelwell, Sir Anthony -- 1643 Oxford re-issue -- either Blue or Red
  • Vaughan, Sir Henry -- Red suit, Dark Blue facings
 -- Jeff

Friday, August 02, 2013

Some ECW Figures

Well today some sample Perry Miniatures ECW figures that I'd ordered appeared in the mail.

Perry's Pistol-armed Cavalry
I've read a number of places that they mix well with the Warlord plastics (which have not yet arrived -- so I cannot verify whether they do or not).

By the way, the photos on this page are not mine but are from the Perry website.

Perry's Musketeers Loading
And while the photos might make these appear to also be plastic, the figures I received are metal . . . and very well-cast, sharply detailed metal indeed.  They look very nice.

When the Warlord plastics arrive I will let you know just how well (or not) they do mix.

-- Jeff