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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 5:56 a.m. PST

Who would you have sided with?

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 6:04 a.m. PST

Family history points to Royalist…so says those ancestors who survived.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 6:11 a.m. PST

Not Cavaliers?

Norman D Landings01 Dec 2016 6:23 a.m. PST

Head and heart say Parliament, but…
I'd never have had the choice – my city was staunch Royalist, and that would be that.

I usually end up playing Royalists on the tabletop, though, because some of our group prefer playing Parliamentarians, whilst I don't mind either way.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 6:46 a.m. PST

fashiion would dictate Cavalier, easily.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 6:57 a.m. PST


Those Roundheads were way too stodgy

SBminisguy01 Dec 2016 7:06 a.m. PST

Royalists sure knew how to party!

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 7:50 a.m. PST


itchysama Inactive Member01 Dec 2016 7:57 a.m. PST


King Monkey01 Dec 2016 8:00 a.m. PST


mbsparta01 Dec 2016 8:10 a.m. PST

Parliament …

Sharpe5201 Dec 2016 8:17 a.m. PST

Royalist. I like Prince Rupert character so much!

Yellow Admiral01 Dec 2016 8:24 a.m. PST

Mercenary! I'm a foreigner. :-)

- Ix

mad monkey 1 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 8:31 a.m. PST


Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 8:53 a.m. PST

I'm with "1066 And All That" on this.

Royalists – "wrong but romantic"

Parliamentarians – "right but repulsive"

Tough choice….

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 8:55 a.m. PST

I normally play Parliament, but at heart I'm a Covenant Scot.


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 9:20 a.m. PST

Fashion and a deep aversion to religious fanaticism = Royalist!

Roderick Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Dec 2016 10:07 a.m. PST

Montrose Scot.

snorri slackbladder01 Dec 2016 10:08 a.m. PST

Parliament leveller

Whirlwind01 Dec 2016 10:46 a.m. PST

Confederate Irish

Robert Burke01 Dec 2016 10:50 a.m. PST

Another vote for the Confederate Irish!

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 11:00 a.m. PST

Montrose Scot although being from Mackenzie stock I dare say I would have flipped flopped a bit!!

Big Martin Back01 Dec 2016 11:23 a.m. PST

Parliamentarian (40 years re-enacting the same).

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 11:37 a.m. PST

Royalist. But that is with the benefit of hind sight.

St Albans boy from way back, so probably Eastern Association by birth.

ashill2 Inactive Member01 Dec 2016 12:46 p.m. PST

Roundhead because it led to the end, albeit briefly, of monarchy – a system of government with I loathe. I am against the system, not the person, and it would have been much fairer if Charles I had not been executed; much better to have exiled him and his family and hangers on instead. It saddens me that, within a few years of the execution, the English concluded that they could not carry on without a king – such an infantile attitude. They might as well have exiled Charles then brought him back.

Norman D Landings01 Dec 2016 1:14 p.m. PST

Exile Charles and he'd set about raising an army and plotting his return on day one.
Fight another war, exile him again, rinse and repeat.

His complete belief in the Divine Right of Sovereignty remained serenely undiminished in the face of all evidence to the contrary.

Having said that, I reckon the restoration was a common-sense compromise based on the understanding that the ship needs both (A) a competent helmsman and (B) a decorative figurehead, and that things run a lot smoother when those roles are separated.

mumbasa01 Dec 2016 2:27 p.m. PST

I will be playing the Royalist at Brent Oman's house this Saturday. My friend Terry will be driving, so I'll have to sit in the back. His hero is the Darth Vader of the ECW--Cromwell.
John and Rupert's dog

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 2:29 p.m. PST

If gaming, Cavaliers. I love the charge with cold steel, firing pistols in melee, pursuing after the fleeing Roundheads, usually off the board's edge, where we all meet at the local for a few rounds (with heady heads).

If during the day, I'd likely be trudging along with a London Trained Band, but not far from the city before I would lose interest.

John Leahy01 Dec 2016 3:17 p.m. PST

I have no use for royalty. Parliament.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 4:06 p.m. PST


Black Cavalier01 Dec 2016 7:01 p.m. PST


"How so you know he's a royalist?"
"He has it tattooed on the back of his neck."

I do actually have a tattoo of the word "royalist" on the back of my neck, or upper back really.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2016 7:30 p.m. PST

Royalist. The Parliamentarians helped create all of these modern problems.

Supercilius Maximus02 Dec 2016 12:55 a.m. PST

As a descendant of complete and utter peasants (both sides), I'd probably have done whatever the local big-wig told me to. Had I been a gent, I'm not sure; I'm a royalist now (not least because it's so much fun winding up modern-day republicans), but I'm not sure I would have been back then, given that there were taxes and stuff involved.

steamingdave4702 Dec 2016 3:00 a.m. PST

Roundhead then and Roundhead now, even though I am (probably) descended from Edward III.

dwight shrute02 Dec 2016 5:49 a.m. PST

Roundhead and Leveller .

Reactionary02 Dec 2016 5:53 a.m. PST

Royalist (my name should make that clear)…

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2016 6:27 a.m. PST



Fat Wally02 Dec 2016 9:14 a.m. PST


nazrat02 Dec 2016 9:28 a.m. PST

"Fashion and a deep aversion to religious fanaticism = Royalist!"

This, even though I hate royalty and all it's trappings almost as much as religion.

Timmo uk02 Dec 2016 10:54 a.m. PST

Family history dictates that I would look on in wry amusement and wonder what all the fuss was about.

Personal logo Who asked this joker Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2016 12:10 p.m. PST

Royalists. They needed all the help the could get.

Sandinista03 Dec 2016 2:46 a.m. PST

Parliamentarian of a Digger variety


HampshireHog03 Dec 2016 3:22 p.m. PST

My family are Catholic so Royalist it has to be.


Codsticker04 Dec 2016 11:09 a.m. PST

As a fairly liberal-minded individual my natural inclination would have been to side with Parliment but I also root for the underdog so… Royalist.

tkdguy04 Dec 2016 4:06 p.m. PST

Probably Royalist.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2016 2:42 p.m. PST


mollinary06 Dec 2016 6:16 a.m. PST

Like Clarendon, I would be a moderately reluctant Royalist.


AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2016 11:55 p.m. PST

I share the distaste for religious fanaticism, so probably a Royalist, but with Leveller tendencies.

Elenderil07 Dec 2016 7:11 a.m. PST

Parliament (also been reenacting them for decades). The Divine Right of Kings if left alone would have led to either a french style revolution or an 1848 event. Unless of course William of Orange still arrives in 1688

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2016 2:00 p.m. PST

Reenacted Parlimentarian for years and I have no problem with that.

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