Lucky for me one of the club members pointed out that Alternative armies had just released 40 new ECW codes in their 15mm range. They also had 20% off so I decided to pick up some of the new cavalry to see if they matched the other ranges I have. I ordered enough for 2 regiments and a couple of brigadiers to lead them. The figures just took a week to arrive. The horses are exactly the same as the original range, the only issue is there is only a single pose and a separate one for the brigadiers.
|L to R horses - trooper and officer|
The riders come in 3 different poses which is handy for a little variety and will mix in well with the Warlord and Peter Pig cavalry I have left to paint. The Brigadiers are designated as Royalist and Parlaimentarian, though easily mixed between both sides.
I'll need to do a count but think I should have enough cavalry now for another 10 or 11 regiments. Just another 10 to purchase when these are painted up.
On the painting front I experimented with a brown undercoat on a regiment of infantry, just finished them today. They still need basing. I'm not totally convinced yet. Great for saving time on the pikes and muskets, but may not cover well for coat colours. Luckily I went for a Tawny orange for this regiment so it looks fine. I'll try another regiment but go for a different coat colour, possibly a blue.
The officers still need their sashes done. Hopefully get these based up over the coming days and then crack on with some cavalry. I've got 3 regiments ready for a bit of paint. We have a game planned for a couple of weeks time to give the rules a run out.