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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

After doing more reading about my ancestors. I discovered that not only did some come to the new world but the ones who didn't take the trip wound up fighting on both sides of the Civil War. I've also been reading Michael Arnold's Civil War novels which I think are really good. I have been reading Pikeman's Lament and trying to decide to take the plunge into ECW. I guess I would have to be Royalist, which side would you want to be on? Oh, and which figures would you buy.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

Royalist, no doubt about it. As for figures I have both sides. In the last year or so I reinvested in ECW and now have roughly 900 warlord games figures covering both Roundheads and Rolyalists. I enjoy Pikeman's Lament as I've always preferred skirmish actions in all periods I play.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 5:40 a.m. PST

You might learn from these responses: TMP link

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

A Covenanter for choice.

I'm assuming you actually mean "The Wars of the Three Kingdoms" but it is possible you intend to concentrate on the "English" aspect of the wars (which inconveniently included the Welsh & the Cornish). If so that excludes those in hodden grey as well as James Graham (that's the Marquess of Montrose to you) & folk of that ilk.

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

And let's not forget the Irish Confederates.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 6:21 a.m. PST


Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 6:30 a.m. PST


Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 6:30 a.m. PST


A pox on both your houses.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 6:32 a.m. PST

Royalist, I cant stand Oliver Cromwell

Fat Wally01 Apr 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

Parliamentarian first, Republican second.

altfritz01 Apr 2017 6:58 a.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

Parliamentarian for me.

vtsaogames01 Apr 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

My wife's family were Congregationalists, i.e, Puritans. That makes my choice rather clear. I have some English blood way back from a Virginia plantation owner named Roberts, no clue as to which side his family would have been on. My guess is Royalist but that's just a guess.

By my leanings, Parliament. And I like George Clinton.

Norman D Landings Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

We're back already?

TMP link

smolders01 Apr 2017 8:35 a.m. PST

When it comes to gaming ECW I always play Royalist….not because I stand for the king, but because I loose so many games I feel I'm doing my bit for the parliamentary cause!!!! HAH!

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Royalist – slightly. Not a fan of direction the puritans took.

Sobieski In the TMP Dawghouse01 Apr 2017 9:02 a.m. PST


Allen5701 Apr 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

Royalist. Cromwell was a bit much for my tastes.

mghFond01 Apr 2017 9:59 a.m. PST

Roundhead but not a religious fanatic.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Irish Confederate. Although I am building Montrose Irish for Pikeman's Lament.

Big Martin Back01 Apr 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Parliamentarian. Though my direct male ancestor didn't come to England for another 70 years.

jwebster01 Apr 2017 11:20 a.m. PST


Cutting off Charles' head was a bold political move. Let's face it, America did ok without a King


Vigilant01 Apr 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Always found it ironic that George Washington was only in America because his family were royalists and had lost their property in the civil war.

For myself, royalist. I like music and the occasional drink, so I wouldn't have fared well under the puritan laws of the commonwealth.

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

Leveller, so Parliamentarian.

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

Morris Dancer

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 12:09 p.m. PST


RJBAJB01 Apr 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Parliament, although I'm in a Royalist Reenactment Regiment Henry Tillier's Regiment!
I'm building both sides though (slowly)

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

Royalist, probably for the same reasons Montrose was originally sympathetic to the principles of reform but became a King's man because he couldn't tolerate the hypocrisy or intolerance of the Roundheads and Covenanters. And I personally can't abide very much Cromwell.

goragrad01 Apr 2017 2:23 p.m. PST


KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

Leveller, so Parliamentarian. But I think the execution of the King was a wrong deed.

D A THB01 Apr 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

I really cannot say as I have a Scottish Grandmother, an Irish Grandfather and an English one of each. We think our English side came from the Midlands and have no interest in Religion. We do like our Royals so I guess we would be Royalists. However the Trade Unionist in me would probably disagree.

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

Whatever side my landowner was on. Sorry to bring in a bit of reality here.

Razor7801 Apr 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

Royalist, one of my ancestors was a royalist cavalry commander

Winston0101 Apr 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

Royalist, they had more dashing cavalry. More fun to be cavalry in that period it appears.

andysyk02 Apr 2017 4:03 a.m. PST

Royalist, though probanly would of been a peasant so would of supported who I was told to.

RudyNelson02 Apr 2017 6:40 a.m. PST


Dagwood02 Apr 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

I would have had about 2,000 ancestors at that time, from various parts of England and Wales. So that's not much help. My personal inclination wold probably be Royalist, if only because anybody else would likely be even worse …

Tiberius02 Apr 2017 10:34 p.m. PST


Martin Rapier02 Apr 2017 11:06 p.m. PST

I rather think I'll stand up for the rights of Parliament in the face of a would be absolutist Catholic monarch.

krisgibbo Inactive Member03 Apr 2017 3:49 a.m. PST

We live in an area close to the seat of the Earl of Derby at Lathom House. At least one old building close by bears their livery badge and I understand that stone from the house was used locally to build retaining walls once the place was demolished.
The Eagle and Child and Stanley Arms are both pub names in my part of the world which was rural and still had a large number of Catholic families.
Family has the usual mixture of Old English/British, Welsh and Irish ancestors normal for my part of the world, but all being said, I would have had to walk east to join a Parliamentary regiment. Victory for parliament was far preferable to victory for the Stuart monarchy.

Who asked this joker03 Apr 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Royalist. As before, they still need all the help they can get.

Sobieski In the TMP Dawghouse08 Apr 2017 4:13 a.m. PST

Royalist. The other side was pro-religion and anti-culture. I can tolerate a big-headed advocate of his divine right if they're the alternative.

Deuce03 Inactive Member10 Apr 2017 2:14 a.m. PST

I'm assuming you actually mean "The Wars of the Three Kingdoms" but it is possible you intend to concentrate on the "English" aspect of the wars (which inconveniently included the Welsh & the Cornish).

This seems overly pedantic, even by my standards. "English Civil War/ECW" is accepted wargaming shorthand for the whole business and in common parlance away from the table, it is also referred to as such, even if not entirely accurately. Had the OP started with "WTK" half of us likely wouldn't have known what he was on about.

Wales and Cornwall were part of the Kingdom of England at the time, and so even using the "Wars of the Three Kingdoms" moniker, describing them as part of the English theatre would be accurate. And although Cornwall likes to play up its exceptionalism, there's no sensible definition of modern England that excludes it while including all the rest. There's no reason other than modern nationalistic revisionism to consider Cornwall in particular as anything other than part of England for this period and this purpose.

Sandinista11 Apr 2017 4:59 a.m. PST

I'd be a Digger

Clays Russians13 Apr 2017 4:39 p.m. PST

Royalist because law and order trumps sedition and rebellion every time

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