Friday 29 August 2008


Having gathered up quite a collection of ECW troops, the tricky problem of how and where to store them now arises. I wanted to have the pikemen standing and enough room for the standards of the horse regiments.

I've indulged in a couple of 9 litre 'really useful boxes' (available from and other suppliers), these are just right. Made of clear material you can see whats in them and I can get about 5 regiments of horse or foot into one box.

The boxes can be stored in the cupboards under my gaming table.

Sunday 24 August 2008

New Regiment of Foot - Bluecoats

Finished these a couple of days ago. This addition brings my ECW collection too:

6 Regiments of Foot
4 Regiments of Horse
4 Artillery pieces

Looks like it's time for another battle..

Saturday 16 August 2008

Additions to the Artillerie

Firstly the 54mm Call-to-Arms ECW cannon painted and shown with my 40mm crew; this looks really good and easily represents a culverin; may buy some more of these.

Next two more field guns from Irregular Miniatures; the crew are mostly Sash & Sabre with a couple of Irregular Miniatures with Sash & Sabre heads.

Friday 8 August 2008

Pokesay Castle and it's garrison

Finally finished building the castle; I'm very pleased with the result.

The royalist commander Sir William de Willoughby arrives back home at Pokesay Castle with an escort of horse.

Meanwhile the garrison is carrying out some exercises from the drill book ...

Saturday 2 August 2008

Pokesay Castle 7 - the base

The base for Pokesay castle shown on my gaming table.

Its made up of a 3mm MDF base with a raised up centre section for the castle made of foam board and cardboard; with the edges covered in stone paper. The moat was done by painting it brown with green bits and then spraying it with a few coats of varnish.

The ramp to the bridge has yet to be finished. Some small pieces of foam board have been stuck on to keep the buildings in place.

Next job is to build the walls and assemble all the bits together.