Monday, March 20, 2017

English Civil War Cavalry

I have been busy painting new things… it’s just that most of them you’ll have to wait a month to see. I thought I’d try and get in on the Lead Adventure Forum’s Lead Painter’s League this year. Stuff submitted to the league cannot previously have been be posted anywhere on the internet. So…

I have been working on some more post apocalyptic scavenger types for Mutants and Death Ray Guns and some English Civil War Irish for The Pikeman’s Lament. I will post them here after they’ve been featured in the Lead Painter’s League.

I also happened to finish up a solitary mounted cavalryman – which I will not be submitting as an entry into the League – which finishes off a unit of six for The Pikeman’s Lament (the other five were painted over a year ago…).

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Solitary newly painted cavalryman from Old Glory

Completed unit of Cavalry. Could be “Trotters” or “Gallopers”. I’ll probably use them as “Gallopers”, because that’s how I roll…


Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

I was planning a post to introduce some of the Dramatis Personae that will be involved in my upcoming narrative campaign for The Pikeman’s Lament.

I have a little scenario I’d like to run sometime this week, hopefully there will be a report of that little action! 


  1. Pikeman's Lament army is still in the box. I will definitely start it next week.

    1. It's not like it has a "best before" date... does it..?

      I am excited to see what you put together (whenever you get to putting it together!).

  2. Nice cavalry! Once again I am struck by how your painting style delineates the colors and makes the figures stand out well. Also helps to tie together all sorts of miniatures from different ranges.

    I shall look forward to your Pikeman's Lament reports!

  3. Wonderful cavalry, excellent paint brush...

  4. LPL! You are a braver man than me! Good Luck - I'll look forward to seeing your entries.


    1. Thanks Paddy! I'm not sure how courage comes into it? The Lead Adventure Forum always struck me as a very friendly sort of place. I'm not terribly concerned about winning/not winning - I'm quite sure I won't. If I'm dead last, I'm dead last. I have a feeling I won't, but if I am, I'm not that concerned. But a pile of people will see my miniatures and maybe I'll make some new online friends...?

  5. He looks great, got to get my ECW cavalry done, after I've based all my Italian wars stuff, so 300 or so infantry and 8 artillery pieces. ..!
    Best Iain

    1. Cheers!

      Not a fan of Cavalry? I wasn't for the longest time. They always seemed so expensive and I wasn't fond of painting horses. (and they couldn't be used in dungeon adventures!). I've made my peace with cavalry and found they can be very useful.

      I liked dragoons even less - as you had to have a mounted AND dismounted versions in the original rules I played with as a young lad!? What teenager had money for THAT in the 80's!? I like Pikeman's Lament take on dragoons - field a mix of mounted and dismounted. For DBA-X it's just suggested to have the dismounted versions - but as I use deeper bases than suggested I thought I'd use the deep cavalry bases have a screen of dismounted fellows in from and a horse holder with a horse behind.