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28mm ECW for Pikemans Lament

A lock down project.

These figures were given to me by Mark sometime during the 00s! A real mix of Foundry, Essex, Redoubt and who knows what else!!

Mort at Leighton Buzzard Wargames Club got me playing, after I won a copy of the rules at Rollcall last year.

24 points of Pikeman's Lament troops.

So, the forces:

My forces are firecly pro-Parliament/independent (maybe)! Led by 'The Lion of the North' Lt James Whalley Esq., they are a rag tag bunch willing to take on all comers.

Proost Devlin Strengthening-Fields' Dragoons, his aim is to have them literate and employable after this unpleasentness is over.

Edmund's Ironsides, elite gallopers and uttely brutal when joined by Whalley himself.

Not sure why Mark - fiercely Royalists until late - had Roundhead heavies...

Baron Barry Bickerdykes Big Blue Bonnetted Boomers  - elite shot unit, verterans of many campaigns.

They found a supply of blue felt and had hats made.

Wupert's (no relation) Long Sticks - originally painted by Mark and highlighted and rejuvinated by me! They will get a banner from Flags of War, when all this unpleasentness is over.

They push the Wheelbarrow of Doom(tm), no one is really sure where it came from, but it appears to bring them luck each time it gets pushed into the fight. It was a random figure in Mark's bucket of figures, so I thought 'why not'!

The WIng and District Gentleman's Highland Dance Association, who have a hero in the front (armoured) and on teh right, their perpetual embarressment of Mad Jock - who tends to drop his trews when the fight starts

Two versions of James Whalley, mounted and on foot, so he can switch units between fights. I just liked the two figures tbh!


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