Thursday, 1 April 2010

English Civil War Army on parade

I spent some of the previous evenings setting up all the ECW figures I have (and there were far more than I imagined, especially cavalry). There is a method to this madness. I can now work out how the group the figures together and reduce as much repetition as possible. It also gives me a good idea just how long it will take me to paint this lot (at least a year I reckon). Hopefully they will be done before:
a) I go mad,
b) I am declared bankrupt for buying too many toy soldiers (I doubt my bank manager, Trevor, quite understands what a 'lead/plastic mountain' is),
c) my eyesight fails,
d) all of the above.



This image doesn't even show my Newcastle figures or the frame gun.

The black primed figures are Warlord Games. The rest are a mixture of Renegade, Bicorne, Essex and Perry. There is a surprising difference in size with the figures for what is supposedly the same scale. For example Bicorne & Renegade Miniatures are both considerable taller than their Warlord and Perry companions. However as long as I don't place these figures on the same bases I don't think it's a major issue. After all you could easily play with just the bases but it certainly wouldn't look as pretty and from a few feet away it's hard to see the difference.