28mm English Civil War Gallery

I have had a long fascination with the English Civil War stuff. It's colourful. The elements at play are relatively simple - Pike, Shot, Horse, Dragoons, and Artillery. The Thirty Years War had all of that, I suppose, but I always found it all so confusing...

I sort of have two separate, but similar collections for the period. One on multi-figure bases for fighting big battles using the DBA Extension for 1500 – 1900AD (or possibly Neil Thomas' One-Hour Wargames). The other consists of figures are based individually for skirmish gaming - originally I planned to use them with Once Upon a Time in the West Country, later I might have used them with Savage Worlds, more recently I planned to sued them for Flashing Steel or En Garde, and most recently of all, they have been expanded and reorganized for fighting in units for The Pikeman's Lament.

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

English Royalist/Parliamentarian

The forces I use for the English Royalists and Parliamentarians are, for the most part, fairly generic and could be used as one or the other in most cases. 

Big Battle Elements

The Royalist forces so far (really I've tried to make these generic enough that they could be passed off as either... but I nominally thought of them as royalist as I painted them) ...

The Cuirassiers and the Regiment of foote in orange are from Old Glory. The regiment in red are some figures I modelled and cast myself... but I seem to have lost the mould and masters!?

Here's what a Regiment of Foote looks like - two stands of pike and two stands of musket.

Another Regiment of Foote. Figures from Old Glory.

Three elements (or one unit) of Cuirassiers from Old Glory.

English Civil War gun and crew - The crew is from the Assault Group, I'm not sure about the gun.

Skirmishing Englishmen

These are all the individually based figures I have for skirmish gaming. They are currently in the process of being reorganized in units  for The Pikeman's Lament.

General from Wargames Foundry. I painted this figure over 25 years ago. I've rebased him a number of times, but can't be bothered to repaint... I don't have a unit for him just yet, but I suppose he could be substituted into any mounted unit.

A unit of Pike - figures from Old Glory.

Another unit of Pike - figures also from Old Glory.

Some Musketeers from  Old Glory.

A unit of dismounted Cuirassiers - - to be fielded as as "aggressive" Forlorn Hope  – a 0 point upgrade that removes the ability to shoot, but increases their Stamina and Attack Value. All but one is from Wargames Foundry (four of which were painted over 25 years ago!), the odd man out is actually a Dixon Miniatures figures from their Flodden line?! I figured it was close enough – could be some poor old chap that couldn’t afford new armour and swords and had to go into battle wearing his granddads armour…. 

Another unit of dismounted Cavalry - to be fielded as a Forlorn Hope. - figures from Wargames Foundry and  Dixon Miniatures.

English Petard Storming party from Warlord Games  – This could also be fielded as a Forlorn Hope - counting the two man petard carrying party as a single figure..

Light Cavalry - also from  Old Glory. These could be fielded as either Gallopers or Trotters.

A casualty marker.

Scots Covenanters

The force so far...

Big Battle Scots

These are Scots Covenanters on multi-figure bases for playing big battle games using DBA-x

Still have another Regiment of Foote to finish up and perhaps need some heavier cavalry. (click on the picture for a slightly bigger version).

The three Regiments of Foote together in a brigade.

One Regiment of Foote (from Wargames Foundry) and some "Mossers"(from  Old Glory).

A second Regiment of Foote - from Renegade Miniatures

The Third Regiment of Foote - also from Renegade Miniatures.

Scots Horse - three elements of Cavalry or a single unit for big battalion battles. The figures are also from Old Glory Miniatures - with the exception of one fellow in the middle of the centre element – he’s from Dixon Miniatures.

Scots Frame Gun from Warlord Games

Skirmishing Scots

These are all the individually based figures I have for skirmish gaming. They include minatures from  The Assault GroupDixon Miniatures and Renegade Miniatures. They have recently been reorganized in units  for The Pikeman's Lament.

All the Skimishing Scots Covenanters so far...

A unit of dismounted Scots cavalrymen (that would would be fielded as a "Forlorn Hope" in The Pikeman's Lament). All of the figures are from Dixon Miniatures.

One unit of Shot (figures from Dixon Miniatures and The Assault Group).

A second unit of Shot (figures from Dixon Miniatures,  Renegade Miniatures, and The Assault Group).

A unit of Pike (figures mostly from The Assault Group, with one each from Dixon Miniatures and  Renegade Miniatures).

The beginnings of a second unit of Pike (figures from The Assault GroupDixon Miniatures, and  Renegade Miniatures). I need to pick up five more to finish the unit.

Two casualties/morale failure tokens - one is form Dixon Miniatures, the other is form Perry Miniatures.

At some point I'll be adding some Horse to the force. I could also use the Cannon from the Big Battle units above...

Scots Royalists

I am also working on forces to represent the Scots Royalists under James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose - for both DBA big battles and skirmishing forces for for The Pikeman's Lament. both forces will include a mix of Irish Catholics and Scots Highlanders.

Big Battle Scots Royalists

These are Scots Royalists on multi-figure bases for playing big battle games using DBA-x

An element of Irish Shot

Skirmishing Scots Royalists

These are all the individually based figures I have for skirmish gaming. They are currently organized as units for The Pikeman's Lament.

The Force Commander and his body guard (a unit of Forlorn Hope in The Pikeman's Lament). More on these chaps here:  The Pikeman’s Lament Dramatis Personae: Robert MacRame

Stay tuned for MORE pics! 


Clubmen from Warlord GamesThese would be villagers who volunteered to defend their village against raiders – from either side – looking for “contributions” for their respective armies.

More Clubmen from Warlord Games.

Marksman - also from Warlord Games.

Actually he may have been listed as a "sapper"... again with the Wargames Foundry figures painted over 25 years ago!

Preacher from from Dixon Miniatures...? (I think?) I'm not sure if  he's supposed to be waving his hand about in the sign of the cross or giving some sort of blessing or if he was meant to be standing in a second rank with his hand on someones shoulder going them support and encouragement (from behind).


  1. Absolutely fantastic collection. Very jealous!

    1. Thanks, Mike! I hope these guys will soon be seeing action again in the new year when Pikeman's Lament is released.