Thursday, 25 March 2010

Identity Crisis


A few weeks ago I discovered an ECW Parliamentarian dismounted general in a batch of figures I had thought were all S Range.

For the last 9 months or so I have been wearing a knee length plastic aircast boot on my left foot because of a condition called Charcot's Foot. This has always sounded like it should be an ECW regiment so in celebration of starting to gradually getting out of the cast and back to shoes over the next four weeks or so, I decided to paint up my (very small) total of Hinton Hunt ECW figures - four Parliamentarian dragoons, three Parliamentarian and one Royalist musketeers, and three gunners with one master gunner.

A flying visit by Tony led to the suggestion that the general might also provide a potential command figure for my massed Spanish guerrillas, so here he is in both contexts. What do you think?





5 comments:

Maverick Collecting said...

I think he's best employed leading his little band from Old Basing to Newbury Fields rather than from Old Barcelona to somewhere in Spain beginning with 'N'!!!

But what do I know...

Don said...

Splendid job as always Clive. I cast my vote to continue using him as an ECW general.

MSFoy said...

I still think he makes a striking, if rather eccentric, guerilla leader. He would have to have a very strong personality to get away with it. Perhaps he may be the little-known but otherwise legendary El Presumido (the poseur)? The fact that he is not mentioned in Suchet's memoirs is entirely explained by that Marshal's personal envy of his fighting wardrobe.

Thanks again for keeping your blog entertaining as well as informative.

Tony

Stryker said...

Clive - he seems to have found the only grassy knoll on the Spanish plain! Great to see some of the ECW's.

Ian

DC said...

Clive,
I'd have a hard time seeing that chap as anything other than mid 17th century - then again i'm no expert on early 19th c. spanish fashion. Did Hinton do any monks or papal types? They'd make ideal guerilla leaders...nobody would expect the spanish inquisition....