Regiments of Horse

Edit: regular readers will be thinking I've already read this, wasn't this originally a Parliamentarian specific post? It was, but I have decided that it is more of an overview of my rationale behind my regiments of horse. The Parliamentarian units will be documented more thoroughly in a new post, similar to the Royalist cavalry post.

I must confess to having employed a bit of artistic licence with my cavalry units; not as bad as the flouncy cavaliers, and rugby shirt wearing puritans of the 1970 Cromwell film, but enough to have a button counter seeking therapy, or a quiet room in which to rock.

For some reason, known only to my inner self my Parliamentarian cavalry all wear helmets, and my Royalists wear hats. Tosh I know, but that is how I have organised them.

I've gone for a random mix of sword and pistol wielding figures, from the Peter Pig range of course. I've chosen units of sixteen riders, thirteen troopers, a cornet, a trumpeter and an officer. Based in groups of four on Warbases 30mm x 60mm, standards from Maverick Models.

At the moment each side has four units of cavalry, with another seven in the pipeline, and a unit of cuirassiers (the Royalists get a cuirassier unit courtesy of the King's Lifeguard, Parliament by the wargamer's favourite Hesilrige's lobsters).

Eventually  the Scots will get some lancers, but I need to sort out a command unit for them. Peter Pig don't make a specific Scots cavalry command pack, so it could well be a head swap job.






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