Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mounted Units Selected

I have made another slight change in my prospective foot units . . . but that will be the subject of another post.

Today I will focus on the mounted units that I hope eventually to field.

At left you can see the ten "Horse" units and two "Dragoon" units that I've selected.

The horse units are mostly historically correct although two or three are either conjectural or were "unknown" and assigned to existing commanders.

As with my foot units it will take a long time before all are painted and ready for the table top . . . but one does need a plan, doesn't one?

-- Jeff

Friday, September 6, 2013

Updating Planned Foote Units

Well after some further research I have once again (and probably not for the last time) changed my mind as to which pike and shot units I hope to eventually build.

The units to the left are my current choices.  All of these flags (as well as a listing of their coat colors) are from the Wargames Designs website.

This current mix will have four red-coated units, three blue-coats and one each with green, yellow, white, grey and black coats.

It should be very colorful indeed.

-- Jeff

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Online Resource for ECW Coat Colors

I just discovered (thank you, Steve Wylde) that Wargames Design, the same source for the wonderful ECW flags that I'll be using, also has an extensive listing of coat colors for the ECW.

Of course it should be kept in mind that the coat color worn at one point during the war might be different from that worn during a different point in the war.  Still this list gives a good basis for painting many different units (both foot and horse) for both the Royalists and Parliamentarians (I did not see anything for the Scots).

-- Jeff