Friday, February 14, 2014

From KevH: 15mm ECW The King's Lifeguard of Foot (57 points)


From Kev:
15mm ECW. The Kings Lifeguard of Foote. This is the first full regiment I have painted for my newly acquired ECW 15's collection. 
I purchased a rather large collection from ebay, just before Christmas. This was all painted and has now been re-based. I then swapped a few unpainted FiW for a load more ECW from a good friend "Tink". These all need painting though and not sure of the make. They could be Mikes Models. I intend to use these unpainted to make the royalist regiments for the King and Rupert.
The queens lifeguard will follow and then Rupert's Foot will complete the army. That will make ten regiments. There are also enough foot to make three parliament regiments. But not sure what they will be yet. With a few spare pikes to make some pike companies.

Very nice work Kev (and a good score from 'Tink'). Again, your black-lined, high-contrast approach to painting smaller scales works very well with these fellows. Question: Why the extra base depth to the front of the pikemen? Is this for when the shote is in two ranked bases on the flanks?

These men of the Kings Lifeguard will give Kev 57 points.

11 comments:

  1. Nice work Kev!!! I was gonna ask about the front base as well?

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  2. Nice regiment Kev.

    I'm guessing that the extra base in front could be for regiments where the front rank has pikes lowered.

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  3. I have Never gotten into ECW but I can recognise and appreciate how nice these troops look and will look ranked up with an army around them on the table top. Maybe I could become more open minded.

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  4. Love them, but then again I have a soft spot for that regiment ;-)

    Ian

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  5. Well done - inquiring minds want to know about the basing, but I had the same thought as Tamsin.
    Cheers
    PD

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  6. Thanks everyone.
    Tamsin is correct, some of the other regiments have lowered pikes.
    This extra basing allows the push of pike and also lets the shotte form into hedgehog with the pike central and shotte at each side.

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  7. Great work Kev. I'm sure these loyal lads will do you and the King proud!

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