Here we have 8 cuirassiers to give me a unit in Pike and Shot/ To the strongest for the War of three Kingdoms, which is a less Anglo centric name for the English civil war and it also dates from the 17th century.
Like the Pike and Shot rules these figures are from Warlord games, most of them are from the cuirassiers box set ,which are metal figures and plastic horses, as you get 12 figures and my units are 8, I've added a plastic figure, cut off his left arm and repurposed one of the spare metal right arms and given him a spare right arm to finish him off and make up the numbers.
I've gone for a mix of metal and blackened armour and a variety of buff,I'm kind of looking forward to doing a unit in a uniform soon , that might be easier!
The flag is from the box set and is meant to be Essex's unit of cuirassiers at Edgehill,there's a lot of chat about cuirassiers in this war and there only being one unit Heselrig but I'm not convinced you can absolutely prove it so I'm going to do another unit for the Royalists!
I've given them more of a primary red sash,mid way between orange and scarlet so I can use them for either side, or change the flag and use them in the thirty years war! Still nothing Napoleonic but it's only January and I'm wading through 24 more gendarmes, focus, they're a great band aren't they?
All the best Iain