Friday, January 21, 2022

A Couple More Warlord Games ECW Foot Regiments

These two are the last of the figures I repainted from a recent acquisition from a buddy. Again, mostly the clothing (coats and breeches), as well as touching up other areas. The white coats are supposed to be Sir Thomas Tyldesley's Regiment of Foote. Some historical sources say the coats were probably red, but I went with the white which is used by this unit's reenactment group. I also painted the red gyronny crosses over a mostly white flag for this unit. This flag is also used by the group - however, a green flag was captured at Marston Moor which is believed to belong to this regiment. I just like the look of the flag and it contrasts nicely with the white coats. The green coats are supposed to be the Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote. The reenactment group of this unit now wears red coats, although they used to wear green ones. There are historical records showing the earl ordering green coats lined red and also red coats lined green.

Both of these units fought at Marston Moor - Sir Thomas being under the command of Prince Rupert. Tyldesley's ensign and drummer are Perry metals. Tyldesley's sergeant with the halberd and Manchester's ensign are both metal figures that came with the Covenanters set with plastic headgear.
Some period illustrations of pike and shot formations shows the musketeers in more of a block - not much smaller than the pikes. I don't think I'll rebase them, but I've seen some other folks basing them in three ranks which look pretty nice. I may put a stand of the musketeers behind the other two on each wing - at least for some games.
I have one more foot regiment to paint up - a box of Scots Covenanters that was included as a "freebie" in a recent Warlord Games order. I'm waiting on some Perry pike and command figures to add to this unit. Once done, I'll start on the cavalry - some repaints and also new ones. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog - and wishing you all the best!

29 comments:

  1. Very nice review of more ECW units produced so quickly and nicely done. Rebasing could be a chore, I only rebase for a rule set that is making a major change to my gaming.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Joe. I may put one if the Shotte stands behind the two on each wing if the pikes. Nit as nice as a block, but allows for use in other scenarios or rules. Compromise is theway. Kindest regards, Dean

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  2. It turned out a serious army. anyway, I only have 9 infantry units for the Thirty Years' War. You painted about the same in six months.

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    1. Thanks, Alexey. With the 4 regiments from 2 years ago, there will be a total of 16 foot regiments of pike and shotte. As I only have a 8 x 6 foot table, those along with cavalry should be enough. Warmest regards, Dean

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  3. Two more? Dean, you are churning regiments out at very quick pace. I like the basing with the pike block deeper just as presented.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jonathan. It'll be interesting to have the armies arranged on the table. Kindest regards, Dean

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  4. This is moving along really nicely. Interesting to hear of the reenactment group that changed their coat colours, I love this sort of movement on historical knowledge that continues to fall out from current research. Here is the UK, two of our most famous battles (Hastings and Bosworth) have had re-interpretations of where the true battle was actually fought, with the Bosworth interpretation being more convincing or successful than the Hastings one.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and great comments. How wonderful to live near so many interesting historical sites. Warmest regards, Dean

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  5. Tremendous progress on the project Dean. Painting like a machine won’t be long before a battle hopefully ?

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Alas, I still have several regiments of horse to also repaint and paint new ones too. Kindest regards, Dean

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  6. You're really knocking these out, Dean, fantastic work. I've seen the Manchester R/G thing come up in a few places now, and folks seem to more or less do what you've done - pick the combo they like.

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    1. Thank you much, Markus. Yes, even surviving "records" have conflicting info - someone suggested that Manchester's regiment was double-sized, so possible both red and green coats were used in different companies. Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Two lovely units of Foote, Dean. I have quite a few units of ECW Scotts to paint now myself!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Peter! Warmest regards, Dean

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  8. Another two? You must have a painting robot hidden in there somewhere…….

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    1. Thanks a lot Mike. Having some of the areas like the muskets and leather already painted helped speed up the process. Warmest regards, 3

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  9. Another lovely pair I'd ECW additions Dean...great stuff as always.

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    1. Thank you so much as always, Keith. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. These are really coming together... Great to see ECW gaining in popularity again.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stu! A new venture for me but I can feel the spirit! Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Two fabulous looking units! Can’t wait to see the whole army set out.

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    1. Thank you very much! Once I finish the Scots I will take a picture of all the foot. Warmest regards, Dean

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  12. Magnificent miniatures! Look great!

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words, Sergey! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much again, Mike! Warmest regards, Dean

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  14. The minis are coming in thick and fast ... great work so far so early in the year!

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    1. Thanks again, Kuan! Warmest regards, Dean

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  15. Fantastic work Dean ! What's your secret ? :)
    Greetings

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