And at least I've decided upon a name for my own version of ECW miniature rules . . . and I've taken a clue from Larry Brom's "The Sword and the Flame" Colonial rules by plucking a phrase from a famous English author.
However the phrase did not come from the English Civil War. In fact it was written before ECW had even occurred . . . that's right, as a man of the Theatre, I pulled something from Shakespeare.
Almost everything title I liked for the ECW has already been used. The best that I came up with was "King vs Cromwell" but that really didn't do it for me. Then I recalled a bit of a speech in Act III, scene iii of Shakespeare's "Richard II":
“But ere the crown he looks for live in peace,
Ten thousand bloody crowns of mothers' sons
Shall ill become the flower of England's face;
Change the complexion of her maid-pale peace
To scarlet indignation , and be-dew
Her pastures' grass with faithful English blood.”
This seemed to me to be a fair assessment of the situation during the ECW (even though it referred to 1399) . . . so I picked the last four words for the title of my ECW rules:
"With Faithful English Blood"
Now all I have to do is write the rules, eh?