Sir Gervase Eyre’s Regiment of Horse

After all those new Parliamentarian units, in the interests of balance here's the first in a long queue of Royalist regiments.

A Newark garrison Regiment of Horse they fought at Newark (quelle surprise!), Grantham, Winceby. It will come as no surprise, whatsoever, to learn that the Regiment  are often referred to as 'the Newark Horse' in contemporaneous reports.


Sir Gervase died, defending Newark Castle in May 1644, and command of the Regiment passed to his half-brother Colonel Antony Eyre. Antony led the Regiment at  Marston Moor, Tuxford, Beckingham Bridge, Leicester and Naseby, before being besieged (again) at Newark.


Sir Gervase is buried at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark. Just over the road from the National  Civil War Centre.

No headswaps or anything remotely exciting about this regiment, just a straightforward out of the packet unit. I must say that I much prefer painting two part cavalry figures, as I can get in and paint detail on the front of the seperate riders much better than I can with one piece castings.





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  1. Lovely unit... I always attach my riders before I paint them, so I must try your approach... I've found the riders don't always sit well, so I will sometimes sit them on a tiny ball of glue/blu tac.. do you have any cunning tips?

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    1. Thanks. I tend to block main colours with particular emphasis on the legs and front of figures first. Then stick them to their horses. When the glue is dry and then touch up any messy bits and then carry on painting. Works for me and my ham fisted approach to wielding a paint brush.

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