Saturday, 23 October 2021

War of three Kingdoms/ECW 13 more shiny cavalry and a command stand

 Here are three more cavalry units and a command stand that I have cleaned and rebased.

The commander with poodle is very nice,as is the trumpeter, as he was spare once  I'd worked out the units I figured he could keep the commander company. I've got enough command figures for two more stands, although I doubt I really need them,I don't think I can integrate these figures into one of my units without repainting them, rebasing them is bad enough, God forbid I should have to repaint perfectly good figures too! I like the poodle,maybe he's meant to be Rupert  and his demonic familiar in the shape of a poodle? ( according to some sections of the parliamentary press) I can totally see why there are occult spin offs from this conflict, when you have elements of one side convinced they were fighting Armagedon and that their opposition were literally diabolical, we know which side had a Witchfinder General, I'd better paint up those skeletons! Thinking about it, if you were a demon would you really manifest yourself as a poodle? It does sound like the kind of drunken conversations you'd have after too much ale( it would have to be ale,certainly real ,probably in a pewter mug) but I very definitely digress so back to lead alloy  turned into 28mm figures and not drinking vessels!












































Slightly odd order from blogger, oh well, a lot of photos to upload on the phone and you get the idea, a nice useful load of mounted reinforcements, infantry next,then dragoons, what I really need to address is the lack of artillery, I've got the guns I just need to sort out the crews,and assemble the guns and prime them and paint and base,anyway it's going to be a while and I'm sure something else will come up before then!
All the best 
Iain 

45 comments:

  1. Great rebasing Iain, and they look like they should fit in well. As for the unit of skeletons for the occult wars, I think that's a great idea ! I don't think it was just the ale, as these were simple people and blamed anything they didn't understand on witchcraft !

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    1. Thanks Dave,I was thinking more along the line of a modern pub,conversation, after a few pints...!
      Best Iain

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  2. Your reorg and rebasing makes good progress. I am loathe to repaint perfectly good figures too.

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    1. Definitely progress, no completed painting for a while, but still progress!
      Best Iain

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  3. Love the Rupertesquian commander ;) Your post also had me looking into Matthew Hopkins for the first time. Looking forward to seeing the whole show on their new bases, all ranked up.

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    1. It's certainly an interesting period for more than just the battles, hoping to do Marston Moor in December!
      Best Iain

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    2. Oooh, MM would be pretty cool. I'll look forward to that.

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  4. The off-set position of each pair of horses has great impact when the unit is grouped / in line. The poodle is a lovely touch. ….. though I spent more tome looking at the poodle than the command base :-)

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    1. Thanks Norm, lots of fun positioning horses and more importantly poodle!
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  5. Bloody he’ll mate are you going for Naseby on a 1:1 figure ratio?

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  6. Nice work Iain. I think there are too many new figures to paint without worrying about repainting nice old ones.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, I do of course agree with you!
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  7. Very nice again Iain, all figures bar the commander seem to be a mix of various Front Rank cavalry - I am pretty sure the commander isn't though - the horse looks like different sculptor. Its de rigeur for every ECW range to include a poodle isnt it??! Maybe you can consider something similar to Stu with his Elizabethan Zombie Wars, jus a couple of generations later!

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    1. I thought the commander seemed like a different manufacturer too,I'd better pick up some zombies!
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  8. Excellent cavalry, command and canine!
    Demonic poodle? Could be... ha ha

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  9. Lovely vacalry, great job!

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  10. They have rebased well.
    I've also noticed blogger putting pictures in reverse order lately.

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    1. I can't complain, it usually works!
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  11. Nore great reinforcements and they'll blend in well with your current troops, with their new basing.
    Rupert's poodle would have been a hunting dog, bigger than today's cutesy pets (but probably still a demonic beast).
    Of course despite their apparent Parlaimentarian look these could be used for either side too - score !

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    1. Yes, I envisage them coming out to play for either side!
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  12. I would totally disguise myself as a poodle if I were a demon. Who would suspect? And I happen to know that most demons already like tummy rubs. 😀
    Nice job on the basing. Basing brings an army together.

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    1. Your definitely in the poodle/demon camp,basing seems to be tying these chaps in with the ones I've painted I hope!
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  13. Nice work Iain! Love the poodle, though I suspect it would have been a tad more aggressive creature in real life!

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    1. Thanks Mike, everybody loves the poodle!
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  14. Nice work , the reinforcements will look splendid in battle

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  15. I love them, you really know how to bring these to life.

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  16. Do like me some cavalry and these look splendid Iain!

    As to the conversation about poodles, demons and fighting in the apocalypse - that sounds like a topic of conversation I would have had with my mates as a teen smoking pot on the Tenby dunes! Lol

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    1. Thanks Dai,yes,definitely a wrecked kind of conversation !
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  17. Beautiful troop Iain. And the mascott poodle is a nice touch. I agree with Norm, the offset of the horses lends realism when grouped. Oh and I always love the way your bases turn out.
    Best regards,
    Vol

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  18. Re-basing rears its head now and then but well worth it with those masses of cavalry. Look forward to seeing the guns all crewed up.

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    1. Thanks Pat,I have at least bought the gun crews now,stage one completed!
      Best Iain

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