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.

Sunday 19 May 2024

12mm Epic Scale ECW: Royalist Foot 5 and 6


White regiment of Sir Henry Bard and the red regiment of Sir Ralph Hopton.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

28mm SYW French: Royal Dragoons


So this is the first of the two Dragoon regiments to finish off my French army. I have used the same figures which work fine, differences being mostly resolved by paint. The other one will be Caraman. Thanks to Frederic Aubert for the lovely flags.

Sunday 5 May 2024

12mm Epic Scale ECW: Royalist Foot 3 and 4


The purple regiment belonged to Colonel Bagot and the green regiment to the Earl of Northampton. I have followed the lazy principle of using the flag colour for the coat colour. There is no justification for this but it will give a colourful looking army. I try to mix in a few brown coated men in with them for variety too.