Friday, November 28, 2008
Sir Allen Apsley's Regiment
Holidays are my most productive painting times! Finished Sir Allen Apsley's Regiment of Foote in just a few days....and the baggage wagons as well. Here are some pics of the new unit. I also use these pics on the initiative cards I make for each unit. I'll put up some examples of the cards this weekend.
Sir Allen Apsley's was a regiment for the King and Apsley was noted as a hard drinking fellow and a clever political schemer who managed to avoid being executed after the war by using his brother in law Sir John Hutchinson's (who had his own regiment for Parliament) influence to keep his head. After the war, Samuel Pepys said of him " he would often give good sport to the house, arriving in a drunken mood of foul mouthed obscenities!".
My collection now has both Hutchinson's regiment and Apsley's so they can go head to head on the game table. I had not set out to have these two units with historically related Colonels but it just worked out that way,... but...an oft occurrence in "the Troubles of the Late Civile War"
Apsley's regiment was also commanded by Sir Edward Hopton at Naesby so it was listed as Hopton's at the battle and few of the men survived the defeat of the king that day.