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English Civil War Cuiraissiers

By Michael Cannon / July 19, 2015
English Civil War Cuiraissiers by Old Glory

 

The LAST English Civil War cavalry regiment in the lead pile. I started hammering my way through this about three years ago and have added to the pile in bits and pieces as I have gone along.

The regiment is a mix of Old Glory and Wargames Foundry miniatures. There’s an odd number in each rank this go round as I was lacking two additional figures to flesh out the regiment.

Two figures on each end are Cuiraissiers so I can switch them out with regular cavalry figures in the rear rank and go from trotter to galloper and back when the scenario requires.


English Civil War Cuiraissiers by Old Glory

 

Cuiraissiers-ECW-back

 

I have to admit that I am becoming a really big fan of the Army Painter method for turning out units quickly. These were painted with the Army Painter red as a base and then block painted. I used the Strong Tone for the shade. The horses were primed black and then covered with a Chestnut wash from GW (I have several bottles worth of it left from the old formula).

Now on to the infantry regiments that are left!

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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