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Friday, 31 July 2015

(Not so) BOLD CAVALIEROS

To a lot of bloggers I follow who happen to be teachers, the summer holidays mean oodles of free time and jollification, but to lesser mortals like me they mean even less time to do toy related stuff. Although I finished the Royalist cavalry a few weeks ago I haven't been able to get them photographed and to be honest this was a bit of a rushed job this morning, so apologies for any fuzzy photos.
The entire Royalist horse, including 2 units I painted a while back. Below are the ones that haven't appeared on the blog yet).


Colonel Thomas Morgan's Regiment

Morgan's cornet showing Saint Michael slaying a dragon.

Sir George Vaughan's regiment (Sir George was wounded at Lansdown)

Vaughan's cornet (Experto crede-Trust the Experienced )

Lord Digby's Regiment of horse

Digby's cornet (Illuc omnes-Thither everyone the centre of the circle representing the king)

Lord Crawford's regiment (I could only find information on cornets for 3 Royalist horse regiments, so had to invent the others). 
Crawford is using Horatio Carey's cornet. Carey's regiment was at Lansdown but fighting for Parliament. Carey himself had changed sides and adopted this flag.....the motto is mocking the Earl of Essex, a fine commander but whose wife was notoriously promiscuous).


Most of the Royalist cavalry took to their heels halfway through the battle of Lansdown, and they were outnumbered in the first place.

I have finished all the rank and file for both sides now. I just need to get the Parliamentarian cavalry photographed and then both armies together....almost there!!

6 comments:

  1. What an impressive display ! , great looking figures , Tony

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  2. These look fantastic, especially en masse.

    You've opted for the matt finish approach in contrast to your Conan stuff? Any particular reason?

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    1. I'm still agonising about how to varnish these chaps. Yacht varnish has a tendency to yellow, especially over white paint, but these would like nice all glossy......oooh the decisions. What do you think?

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    2. I think the gloss would give a real old school style look to them.

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