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English Civil War Cavalry – Trooping the Line

By Michael Cannon / March 12, 2013

Some of the things you hate as a soldier are formations, parades, and reviews, especially if the reviewing officer thinks highly of himself. Here we have Prince Rupert addressing his assembled cavalry before a march off.

I had shown a picture of my English Civil War lead pile a few months ago and almost despaired of getting them painted. I have buckled down on them over the past couple of months and made substantial progress – I’m not even halfway there yet but I have seven of the ten cavalry regiments finished. That leaves only seventeen infantry regiments (at thirty-two figures each) and six more guns and crew. The latter will be easy after this.

Around half of the remaining pikemen are at the charge pike position and I’m not sure how well I will like them. I plan on using an extended base for them so that the pikes will not be sticking out and getting snagged on something but it may not be what I am looking for – figures standing at ease or at trail pike are easier to base and store.

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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