Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Royal Blue Regiment

Here is the beginning of my new project.  A FOG Early Royalist ECW army.  The reason I have selected this army is because Charles was not adverse to sending his boys to the continent prior to the English Civil War, so they could double as a 30 Years war army as well.  Also I wanted to paint up some more cavaliers!

The figures are a Warlord plastic kit, supplemented by the outstanding Warlord metal command pack. I intend on repainting the flag when I arrive upon a suitable motif! The bases are made from Laminex sample cards- a good mate put me on to these and I am eternally grateful.  They are thin and easy to cut down to size.  On top of that, they are durable and if you place the laminex side face down, you have a smooth surface to move across the table and a wooded surface ready to take the glue for basing. I almost faltered and lost my ECW painting mojo and fell into the trap of diverting to another period (being my Norman project).  Luckily tigerzouave set me straight, and I am painting again with a vengeance!
Next up on the painting table is the "red" regiment and another Saker Cannon.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh...opponents for Johnson's Blew Regiment! Well done. Nice figures and well painted.