A Bunch of Old Willies .....
No, now wait a minute - Titter ye Not! . The above is not another bash at the OFW crowd- far from it In fact both of the titles refer to the nearest I have to a regiment of Suren ECW figures. By the standards of todays knowledge they are a bit odd. Over armoured pikemen and musketeers in the costume of the 1620s, or earlier- taken straight out of De Geyn and frankly a bit too posh for the soldiery of the 1640s. More like the well of chaps who were members of the various "Military Gardens" or Artillery Societies of the pre- Civil war dats than the rank and file of the Oxford army or Essex's Parliamentarians..
Nevertheless they are pretty enough and worth the painting- so I did. partly to illustrate the diiferences in knowledge between "back in the day"- these are at least 40 years old if not considerably more- and now.
| Title picture? These 3 musketeeers are holding little batons in their right hands- presumably supoosed to be ramrods.... just out of the picture is the orchestra they are conducting ...|
|A single Willie on a horse !- the only "ECW" mounted Suren I currently have. He would fit well into Early TYW armies but is decidedly old fashioned by 1642|
Currently the unit- based upon Lord Stamford in Essex's army have 14 pikemen and a mere 9 musketeers. I have a couple more pikemen about but only 1 more musketeer somwhere.
|The rest of the unit- all of which are Old Willies!.|
Cracking pant job mate, that's what I call real style.ReplyDelete
Colorful and beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks chaps- wouldn't mind getting a few more- especially musketeers and some more cavalry. Hope to get an ECW campaign started next year.ReplyDelete
I'm not trying to be funny in writing this - why do your musketeers have yellow noses?ReplyDelete
Make- up Esteee Lauder no 69! Not yellow as I see them though perhaps a bit orangeDelete