Colonel Thomas Leveson's Regiment of Horse
Thomas Leveson was Governor of Dudley Castle from 1642.
Leveson was, apparently, a rather scary fellow who terrified both friends and foes.
The Regiment was raised as a garrison regiment for the castle, although they did occasionally venture out to rampage locally, or further afield if asked nicely by Prince Rupert.
Present at the storming of Chillington House; they fought at Newark, Marston Moor, Leicester, Naseby, and Stow on the Wold.
Straight out of the bag PP figures, cornet by Maverick Models, and bases from Warbases.
Following on from the discussion with regular reader #4, Dex (see comments below): I clearly have missed a trick here with the cornet. There are three known cornet designs for Leveson's Horse; in light of Dudley Castle now being at the heart of Dudley Zoo, it does seem only fitting that I change the cornet to a more appropriate one. I'm sure very few will be aware of the significance, but it will make me smile to myself every time they take the table*.
|Two of the known cornets for Leveson's Horse: my men carry the one on the left, it seems only fitting that I replace it with the ostrich cornet|
Image from 'Fahnen und Standarten Vol 5'
|The cornet sporting the 'new' guidon.|
* for the same reason of my own amusement my Napoleonic Inniskilling Regiment have a piglet on one of their bases (see "Waterloo" film 'plunder sir' scene)