More Command Figures
In a severe bout of 'what to paint next' I added some command figures to my Parliamentarian and Royalist armies. As Peter Pig make a limited number of 'generals' I had to deploy my trusty headswapping skillz to try and make them look a little different.
I have become a little hung up on detail recently and now strive to have the correct coloured hair/horses/etc for the real life commanders that my figures represent. We are blessed that there are a number of portraits to use for reference; unfortunately some portraits are proving rather difficult to track down (if they exist at all), which is where the use of lobster pot helmets comes in very handy.
First up three men of Parliament.
Since falling down a bit of a rabbit hole investigating known coat colours I have a sneaky feeling that m'Lord Essex might well find himself rebased with a small number of halberdiers in attendance. Essex had a guard - The Lord General's Guard of Halberdiers - a small guard, consisting of thirty men who wore grey cassocks which were festooned wth 180 silver and orange buttons. Although having that thought 'out loud' and thinking true 15mm might be a really silly thing to suggest.
Now three Royalist commanders.
Lord General Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey. Commander of the King's Army prior to Edgehill, he was put in a difficult position by Rupert's appointment as Commander of the Royalist Horse. On the eve of Edgehill he quarrelled with Rupert and Lord Forth over the deployment of troops, which led to him resigning his commission. He fought at Edgehill as the Colonel of his Regiment of Foot he was shot in the thigh and taken prisoner. he died the next day of his wounds. Wears a lobster pot because he was bald - a conversion beyond my greenstuff ability.
* and no, I doubt I will ever tire of that attempt at a joke