Sir John Gell's Regiment of Foot

The latest regiment to rally for the Parliamentarian cause. My local regiment, plus there are so many artefacts relating to Sir John on display (his buffcoat at the Royal Armouries, and one of his standards at the National Army Museum) meant I felt obliged to represent the regiment.

Sir John was commissioned as a Colonel by the Earl of Essex in 1642, and a company of grey coats was raised in Hull. The original  draft of 120 men he received from Hull had been issued with uniform from the Irish stores before they left London.



Notable action includes the first siege of Newark, the siege of Lichfield and Hopton Heath. The regiment was disbanded in 1646.

Figures, as always from Peter Pig, sadly no headswaps this time. Bases and custom casualty marker from Warbases.


Dead drunk?

I originally wanted a different grey to the greys I use for my Covenanters, so base coated the figures Coat d'Arms slate grey. It was just plain wrong, too dark. So I decided to consider it undercoat, and go back to Foundry granite. Much better.

 

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