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Sunday, 25 March 2012

COLONEL TOM ESSEX'S REGIMENT

Made the finishing touches to these chaps this morning before dashing off to another busy day at work. Colonel Tom Essex's regiment of foot fought at Lansdown and then probably was destroyed at Roundway. The Officer here is Lieutenant Colonel Theo Paleologus, a descendant of the Byzantine emperors



The officer is from Replicants, and all the other figures are A Call to Arms with Ensign Miniatures heads. Although the Lobster Pot was supposedly a cavalry helmet, it's the classic Roundhead hat, so I had to do at least one foot regiment wearing them. I hope to make a start converting some musketeers to dragoons next, so will crack ope the milliput.

3 comments:

  1. These are very fine! I visited Landsdown hill many years ago, and was struck by the steepness faced by the attack. Also by the marvellously atmospheric green lane (after the noise of the road from Bath). I took a flower from the battle site, and still have it. I hope to visit again

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  2. Nice looking regiment; will be interesting to see how your dragoon conversions turn out

    -- Allan

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  3. Neatly and elegantly painted. Sometines my Call to Arms figures call out to be painted rather than 'color-coded."

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