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Monday, 16 July 2012

Solo Campaign - ...and his Nephew


Now ready for The Cupboard, the Earl is joined by his ADC.

Captain John Edward Falconer, of Rufford, Lancashire, is the Earl's nephew. 22 years of age, he recently exchanged into the 4th Regt of Foot (The King's Own). He is described as "a flawless horseman, and exceeding polite" by his former regiment, and expresses himself delighted to be appointed to support the Earl's new adventure. The Earl's only concern over the arrangement (allegedly) is that, at 6 feet 4 inches, young Falconer is almost exactly a foot taller than him.

To make sure there is no confusion, the gaffer is on the right, the gopher on the left. I knew that frisky horse for Tarleton was a mistake.

Our family holiday starts in a few days, so it will be a week or two before these gentlemen are seen in action.

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  1. A fine pair of Gentlemen, they look ready to do the business.

    Lee.

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    1. Thank you, Lee. A couple of Lancastrians should make a welcome change from the usual relentless flow of quasi-Irishmen and Anglicised Scots.

      By 'eck!

      Tony

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  2. Frisky? I bet he spent hours teaching his horse to do that so he'd catch the ladies' eyes! A fine grouping. I wish them much joy in the battles ahead.

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    1. More than likely - as I recall, Art Miniaturen originally intended his horse to carry Marshal Ney, so its pedigree is sort of frisky anyway.

      Cheers - Tony

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  3. I'm sure they'll be stuffing burning churches full of republicans in no time!

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    1. Theory X history? They probably won't spend much time napalming the peasants, though.

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  4. Very nice! Didn't know Mr Tarleton was a little chap!

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    1. His agent tried to keep it quiet, but the big hat and the fancy boots are a bit of a giveaway. Great sportsman, apparently. I've ordered up his bio from AbeBooks - with luck I'll have it on holiday with me, along with my book on the ECW in Lancashire.

      That's the ECW in Lancashire, not the holiday.

      I'll be OK if it rains, anyway.

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