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Thursday, 4 February 2021

Lockdown 2 Project - ECW

 During Lockdown One last year, I set myself the project of painting my Ros Figures Prussian Army, with around 20 battalions, guns and cavalry.  This worked out quite well and helped pass the time and also gave me something tangible at the end. The theme of this project is Pike and Shotte, based upon the English Civil War.  My reason for this is that I had a reasonable pile of Minifigs 25mm ECW figures that had been sitting unloved in a drawer for decades, and when I purchased a large portion of the Eric Knowles SYW collection, I discoverd that a number of Militia units were made of of ECW castings.

When I had sorted them all out there were enough figures for 10 -12 infantry regiments consisting of four stands with 16 figures; three gun batteries and six cavalry regiments (of six figures).

I already had acquired some command figures, half of which were beautifully painted, just in need of basing and touching up.  Here are the forces so far:


I have taken an 'imagi-nations' approach, painting the units in generic ECW colours.  This will permit me to mix and match to play out different scenarios.  In the coming days I hope to finish off four more infantry units and two more of cavalry.


  1. Terrific figures, what rules will you be using?

    1. I am going to try Neil Thomas' set. The units are too big for my largest hex mat and these rules look like they are quite simple and fast moving. I may try some of the One Hour War-games scenarios too.

  2. A splendid looking ECW force you have build up there.