Thursday 4 July 2024

12mm Epic Scale ECW: Royalist Foot 11 and 12


Colonel John Taylor's Foot (white flags) and Jacob Astley's Foot (blue flags).

Saturday 22 June 2024

28mm Perry Plastics FPW 1870: French Infantry (2)


I've done a third battalion and made a change to the flag arrangement. Previously I just had the flag on the second battalion (as was historically correct) but now I have added flags to all battalions. It is a question of what looks good to me and 'looking good' sometimes has to trump what might be historically accurate. The notional regiment has turned into the 50th Regiment too as I have decided to press on with this project and paint eleven battalions for this army. The mounted officer is Marshal Canrobert but I will be using him as General de Brigade Montmarie.

Monday 17 June 2024

12mm Epic Scale ECW: Royalist Foot 9 and 10


John Talbot's 'white' regiment and the 'yellow' regiment of Colonel Bernard Ashley.

Sunday 9 June 2024

28mm Napoleonic Russians: IR Kazan


Here are two new battalions for my Russian army. I've done four battalions and I showed these a year ago (Tchernigovsk and Staroskol Regiments) so we are progressing with the second brigade. I choose which regiments to paint based entirely on the flags and these are from Flags of War.

Wednesday 5 June 2024

28mm ECW Royalist: Horse regiment of Prince Maurice

Again here we have figures from 1st Corps as mentioned previously. I decided to do a horse regiment belonging to Prince Maurice as, although he is less dashing that his more famous brother Prince Rupert, he may well have been a more able general. He also had an independent command at times. I'm not sure if I will continue this project in 28mm or not.

Sunday 2 June 2024

12mm Epic Scale ECW: Royalist Foot 7 and 8


White regiment of the city of Oxford and a fictional regiment with green flags.

Thursday 23 May 2024

28mm ECW Royalist: Foot regiment of John Belasyse, 1st Baron Belasyse


I am not sure why I got drawn into ECW in 28mm, given that I am currently on a long run with Epic scale, but I was curious about the figures from 1st Corps and wanted to look at them. I bought a foot regiment and one of horse too. Here is the foot regiment – a 'blue' Royalist one.

Belasyse was a rich man who raised six regiments of horse and foot soldiers at his own expense. He was a catholic who married three times and fathered six daughters. He lived through the reigns of both Charles's and James and died in 1689. He looks very splendid in his portrait dated 1636.