Hopton was famously blown up by one of his own gunpowder wagons, by the apparent careless smoking habits of prisoners being transported. The Clay Pipe seemed to be a great cause of spectacular demise in the gunpowder age! Hopton survived this incident and went on to command the Royalist Western Army again.
For anyone wishing to read more about this great commander, then the link here:
will provide plenty of information.
The staff officer is one from the set recently brought out by Renegade. These are such useful figures and could be used as commanders in their own right.
The other senior officer is also from Bicorne Miniatures and is one from their King's Lifeguard of Horse set.
I have to say how much I enjoyed painting the command stands. I find them very labour intensive as they are the figures who will always get the most scrutiny, but the result is always very satisfying. Thankfully an army only needs a few senior commanders painted up!