Oh Look Shiny – yet another new project and other bits

Will I ever learn? No matter how many times I tell myself I have more than enough to do and despite the fact that I already seem to have several large projects on the go in 28mm Napoleonics, 28mm SYW and 28mm Italian wars I’ve now started a 28mm ECW collection

I blame the internet and more specifically Empress Miniatures! I’ve always loved their ECW  https://www.empressminiatures.com/english-civil-war-3-c.asp range and up to now have managed to avoid buying any. However a few months ago I found myself in possession of some cash that I won at golf and thought that spending this on wargames figures was a more appropriate reward than something golf related. This coupled with a visit to Partizan last year where I was captivated by Simon Millar’s For King and Parliament rules and game which weakened, nay, abolished my resolve!



Consequently having bought a 3 Regiment Brigade deal from Empress, the rules and bases from Simon along with flags from Flags of War https://www.flagsofwar.com/index.php?route=common/home I now somewhat shamefacedly present my efforts ( my shame face is because I’ve bought even more since and made the units bigger with 12 pike, 6 command and around 20 Musketeers!)

Firstly Sir Allen Apsley’s Regiment of Foot


The second unit is Anthony Thelwell’s regiment of Foot

Why these 2 Regiments? I just like the look of the flags! Painting on a 3rd Regiment is currently underway, these will be Sir Edward Stradling’s Regiment of Foot and so far the Pikemen are finished.

I’ve really enjoyed painting these, Empress seem to take paint nicely and suit my painting style. The only off putting thing I found was attaching the swords as I found it rather fiddly

Not content with just that? OK then, a few other things have rolled off the workbench

This 15mm Russian Church from Hovels – took me only a short time to paint

I also painted up some of their 28mm and 15mm walls, the 28s are in the pictures above and then  finally nine  WWI British Cavalry from Footsore Miniatures https://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/collections/ww1-early-war-british

These are currently out of production but I bought them when there was a sale on some time ago (I sound like my wife now!) and intend to use them for my VBCW games

Not a bad turn out I suppose in the past 2 months considering I’ve been playing golf on most Saturdays and Sundays since my last post.

Not sure what I’ll tackle next, either some Empress ECW cavalry or some 15mm Prussian Napoleonic Reservists



About valleyboynz

A Welsh wargamer living in NZ
This entry was posted in ECW, On the workbench and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Oh Look Shiny – yet another new project and other bits

  1. Chris Packer says:

    Impressive work there Kerry. I thought I was the only one who had multiple huge projects but it seems I am not alone.
    We need to start a mutual help group (Wargamers Anonymous).

  2. Chris Gregg says:

    Well done, Kerry , these look absolutely great. I particularly like the dark red colour of the tunics.

  3. A pair of fine looking regiments of Foote you have there, Milord!

  4. Carlo says:

    Excellent work as always Kerry. You really are the wargamer we all are as well – very much taken by beautifully sculpted figures and periods. The difference being you are far better at getting them moving along and painted, based and on the table than me that’s for certain. Very well done.

  5. valleyboynz says:

    Thanks Carlo
    I’ve stalled a bit this week but I’m off tomorrow and I might set up one Dave Brown’s GdeA 1815 scenarios and start to play so I can call myself a proper wargamer!

  6. Hello valleyboyo

    Very shiny.

    The ECW figures are grandly shiny. Are those Simon’s crinkle cut bases?

    Hovels have some wee gems amongst their wares and the price just makes them better. Most shiny.

    And the WWI cavalry. Spit & polish shiny.

    von Peter himself

  7. valleyboynz says:

    Thanks your enemanence, they are indeed Simon’s bases

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s