The shiny blokes are of course for 1978 !
However I do fancy doing an "Edgehill-a-like" sort of refight at the Durham show this coming june(assuming of course that they are kind enough to invite us) where I use about 90% of the ECW stuff I own all on one table- the thick end of 1000 figures I think, though I have not actually counted 'em all.
|Troop of Sir William Balfours Regiment of Horse. Possibly that of his Major and Son- William Balfour .|
The models are all Old Glory though the horses- again Old Glory are- or some of them are- no longer in production. We changed our horses a good few years ago as some of the older ones were a bit thin. However I still have a few of the older horses left in my personal stock and for some units I prefer them.
|Two troops together led by Sir William Balfour. Though at Edgehill he may have been in Cuirassier armour as the first Colonels troops of his regiment consisted of 802 cuirassiers plus officers. So I might paint another !|
|Close up of the two troops.|
An 8 figure Troop represents a standard troop of horse of roughly 70 men plus Officers so figure to man ratio is about 1-10 . However on the table they often act more like "divisions" of 2-3 troops which was the standard fighting formation- we'd call it a squadron.
Photo software can do your head in . I took these pics yesterday and the machine then hid them in the bowels of itself when I uploaded them to the computer. Apparently the photo software thinks it is Jan 1st 2005 despite haveing accurate clocks and calendars for other functions. Talk about left hand not knowing what the right is doing.