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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2019 8:20 a.m. PST

I have the Royalist King's Lifeguards nearing completion and need an essential and ubiquitous Roundhead force to oppose them.

BillyNM17 Sep 2019 9:48 a.m. PST

How about Hampden's? If not pick from the site at link:

KYPD3817 Sep 2019 10:04 a.m. PST

Gell's. We know they wore grey coats, and we can see their standard at the National Army Museum. One of the few certainties in the uncertainty of ECw colour schemes

Timbo W17 Sep 2019 10:46 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link Billy, how about the Earl of Essex as counterpart to the Lifeguard?

Glengarry517 Sep 2019 1:36 p.m. PST

Brooks! C'mon, how often do you get to paint purple uniforms?

Timmo uk17 Sep 2019 2:13 p.m. PST

Paint a London Train Band – if you have separate command stands and don't put the flags in with the pike then you can change the ID as you please.

There were LTB units with both Waller's and Essex's armies throughout the war, well from 1643 onwards.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2019 4:16 p.m. PST

Go big! go classic! Heselrig's Lobsters

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2019 7:34 p.m. PST

Agree with Timmo, one of the London Trained Bands is a solid choice. My favourite, as I've friends in the regiment, is the 'Blew Regiment'. They wandered all over the place, turning up in many battles, filled with lower class oiks.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 11:06 a.m. PST

Another vote for Essex. It would be the counterpoint for the Life Guard of Foote.

Timmo uk18 Sep 2019 1:46 p.m. PST

If you do Essex's do you paint them wearing Tawney coats that they might have only worn for a relatively short period early in the war or do you do them in the grey or red that they probably wore for a much longer period?

If you make separate command stands you could paint a red or grey coat unit and field it as a many different regiments with a change of command group. You could also use it for either side.

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