Monday, March 20, 2017

Charles Gerard's Regiment of Foote

My apologies for the delay - as these have been ready for some time.. been a mite busy painting bigger things [clicky]

First of the units for the English Civil War project - these are Charles Gerard's Regiment of Foote


According to my research they were originally raised - probably in early 1642 - as part of the Earl of Derby’s forces in Lancashire, where they were present at the siege of Manchester in September, and at Edgehill (which is the the basis for this project) in October.

Deployed for receiving horse - hedgehog...

At Edgehill (where they numbered approximately 740) they were part of Charles Gerard's Brigade (along with Sir Lewis Dyve's and Sir Ralph Dutton's regiments) which were positioned on the front right of the Royalist deployment...

Picture courtesy Google Books


By all accounts they did sterling service anchoring the Royalist line at a time of most need


In November they were present at Turnham Green, before going into winter quarters as part of the Oxford garrison at the end of the year.


Tumbling Dice figures - 18 of them... 

On to Parliament next - one of Charles Essex's Brigade, I think (so Sir Charles Essex's regiment/Sir Henry Cholmley's regiment/Lord Mandeville's regiment or Lord Wharton's regiment)

More details here:

http://www.battleofedgehill.org/edgehill-battlefield-map/index.html
http://bcw-project.org/biography/charles-gerard
http://wiki.bcw-project.org/royalist/foot-regiments/col.-charles-gerard-oxford

11 comments:

  1. Nice start to the project Steve!

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    1. Thanks David... need to choose the next regiment now....

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  2. Looking good, Steve! Nice work on the Sparrow too!

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    1. Double thanks Jonathan... still ache now - but not from painting Gerard's!

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  3. Very nice start Steve. What did you go with for the pikes in the end? They look very good and I'm struck by the realistic wood/brown shade you have used on those and the muskets.

    Sparrow looking smart too!

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    1. Cheers Lee - pikes were my trusty sparkler handles... run out of them now so bought some florist wire on eBay.... the wood shade is Vallejo Woodgrain on a black undercoat damp brushed white... I find the white acts as a "grain" when you paint over it...

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  4. I do like the look of those- though as you know my taste runs to larger units but then I don't have any 20mm ECW ..... only 15mm 25mm 28mm and 40mm but by gum those little dudes are nice ....

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    1. Cheers Andy - they are lovely figures which even my paint butchery has not hidden, but oh my, all that gluing of heads and pikes did my head in...

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  5. Nicely painted regiment; a good start to your project

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