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Monday, 1 June 2015

COLONEL WILLIAM STRODE'S REGIMENT



Cracking on with the Parliamentarian infantry, this is the final regiment of Roundhead foot that needed completing. William Strode was MP for Ilchester and Street in Somerset (he's not the William Strode who was one of the 5 members Charles Stuart tried to arrest). Uniforms and colours are unknown so I opted for tawny so I can use them as Essex's regiment if I ever refight Edgehill..



Replicants firing musketeers with A call to Arms heads. The loading pose is unconverted. I quite like the Elizabethan look the morion gives these chaps. Buttons are unpainted btw as they are made of matching cloth.

Sturdy pikemen from ACTA. 

The command group.
Drummer ACTA with Ensign Miniatures head
Officer an ebay find
Ensign from Alexander's Toy Soldiers

Most of the ACTA figures are based on pictures from Haythornthwaite's The English Civil War, an Illustrated Military History but so is this ATS figure, the original plate is below. A company called Corvus made a very nice 25mm version back in the 1980's.



One of my favourite figures representing the wonderfully named Captain Shemington Farewell, an officer in Strode's Regiment, reading an uplifting psalm to his men. The bible has a crucifix moulded onto it which seems a bit odd as this chap is no doubt meant to represent a staunch Puritan, so I left it unpainted.



3 comments:

  1. Great looking figures and excellent conversions.
    I have some Corvus figures in my ECW Scots army and lovely figures they are.
    Alan

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  2. Excellent figures - what rules are you thinking of using ? , Tony

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  3. another great regiment - like the officers

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