Friday, April 17, 2009

English Civil War: A Soldiers Eye View

So a little devotion to sharp close-ups this afternoon and the result is some "soldiers eye" views of the latest ECW battle to erupt on my game table...

Royalist foot line a hedge.

A Parliamentary garrison regiment fires a volley.

Sir Edward Dunscombe's "Greys" hold a critical hedge with Sir Allen Apsley's Regiment in the background.

A close up of a homemade "event token" (drawn whenever the "Event" card occurs)

Rupert's Blewcoats.

Struggle for a hedge.

Tower Hamlets Regiment up close and personal.

Apsley's Regiment hurries into position.

Rupert's foot file along a walled lane.

Sir Marmaduke Rawdon's regiment

Colonel Okey's Dragoons contest an enclosure

Royalist Horse

birds eye

Parliamentary Foot forming for the attack.

....and finally, a pic of the newest addition to Royalist collection just completed this week: The Marquise of Newcastle's Regiment of Foot, "The Whitecoats"


Fitz-Badger said...

Excellent work on the minis! Nice photos, too.

Bluebear Jeff said...

Yes indeed. Very nice photos . . . full of character!

-- Jeff

BigRedBat said...

Lovely painting. What minis are they, please, and what system have you based them for?

littlejohn said...

The miniatures are 40mm Sash and Saber (on the link list) except for the Tower Hamlets regiment which are Romanovs available from Sash and Saber. I use Clarence Henderson's "Victory Without Quarter" rules available from his "Quindia" website (also in "links")
They are a really great set particularly for solo play and I've worked up a quick reference sheet for the game as well as initiative cards, event tokens and you could say it's my weapon of choice for ECW.

BigRedBat said...

Ahh, they are lovely minis; the 40mm explains why I didn't recognise them. I've seen the Victory Without Quarter rules, they looked rather promising.

Alll my mates are going ECW this year. I've managed to resist so far, but fear it is only a matter of time...

littlejohn said...


Yes ECW is pretty compelling stuff and I'm finding that 40mm is great for capturing that additional measure of character that makes the period so interesting.

...and its encouraging to see the new plastic coming out for ECW as well.

BigRedBat said...

I'm not as excited by the plastic, as the bigger 28mm ranges; Renegade and Bicorne. But those 40mm's look great, and if I was going to do ECW just by myself (and could afford what must be a considerable outlay in lead), I reckon I'd be going that way!

littlejohn said...

Actually, Sash and Saber works out a bit cheaper than many of the 28mm lines. I can get 20 foot for $40 USD, that's about the same per figure as something like a "Crusader" or Renegade 28mm.

BigRedBat said...

Over here the Renegade are really cheap now; 50p (c70c US). The S&S 40mm figures are £35 for 20 (£1.75 each or more than 3 times as much), so I would have to go for the smaller minis.

If money was no object I'd go for the bigger minis. But I'm window shopping in any case, as I have to stick with my ancients!

littlejohn said...

And BTW your Ancients are really nice!

old-tidders said...

Great slection of shots of your super painted ECW figs.

I like the whitecoat regiment

Who won the battle ?


littlejohn said...


The battle ended in a draw with both armies hitting 50% units routed or destroyed on the same turn.