Earl of Stamford’s Regiment of Horse


The Earl of Stamford's Regiment of Horse was a short lived regiment that existed in 1643 and served in Gloucester.

They may have had a skirmish at Burford, but definitely fought at the siege of Siege of Sudeley Castle and the battle of Highnam.


Their cornet is interesting; an old Military Modelling article from the 70s, on ECW flags, gave the cornet as blue with white horizontal stripes (from the Earl's coat of arms); however, the rather succinctly titled 'BL MS Additional [Sloanee] 5247' gives the field colour as solid blue. As BL MS Additional [Sloanee] 5247 was a contemporaneous pattern book of cavalry cornets I have plumped for the solid blue field.



Just a couple of headswaps in this unit, and one of the mounted casualties.

Comments

  1. Very nice, I'm holding off painting my Peter Pig figures until I've finished the ACW project ! But plenty of inspiration on your blog thanks.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, hope the blog helps lift those figures out of the lead pile

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  2. Very nice work, all the best for your 2020 projects

    Cheers
    Matt
    French Wargame Holidays

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  3. ...another lovely unit! Got a parcel from Peter Pig yesterday so hopefully progress my end soon.. :o)

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    1. Thanks Steve. Good luck with the Piggies, just keep telling yourself that the sculpts are very forgiving, and Nuln Oil hides the rest. I do. Frequently.

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