I thought it was about time that I posted pics up of this troop of horse. I painted them last year and they have waited patiently for their turn as more recent creations have left my painting desk and been posted up almost straight away!
An ideal opportunity has presented since my painting time has been in short supply in the last few weeks I have still not yet completed the current unit slowly reaching the lining-in painting phase. I posted up the Colonel's Troop for this regiment last year and the addition of this, the Captain's Troop means that the regiment is now wonderfully imposing on the board. Being full of French volunteers and having the glamour of being the Queen's own regiment, this brought an allure to many adventurers keen to serve with them. The regiment was nowhere near as short of men as most units were. The Guidon notably consists of Fleur-de-Lys. They had a distinguished history and Google searches will bring up much fascinating reading about them.
The figures are from the fabulous 28mm Bicorne range.
The trumpeter - slightly blurred photo unfortunately
The whole regiment - a very imposing sight and one to fill the Parliamentarian player with dread!
My near-complete current project should be finished by the end of the week (hopefully!). I must say though that driving past Edgehill today due to a road closure, giving me the first glimpse of the battlefield for a year or so, has set my thinking back on to the English Civil War. It's amazing how the imagination races when one drives past a battlefield...a bit of historical inspiration is good for painting motivation,though it's less help when you are trying to paint a different period!