A discursive look at Napoleonic & ECW wargaming, plus a load of old Hooptedoodle on this & that


Thursday, 21 February 2013

More Horse

No - it's OK - this isn't another advert for the supermarket's Value Range lasagne dinner for one, it's the arrival of some more real quality for my ECW armies. Once again Lee has done a lovely job, as you will see.

Here are Shuttleworth's Lancashire Horse...



...and Prince Rupert's Regiment of Horse.



The officer in the second unit is not Rupert himself, of course...


...this is Rupert.

12 comments:

  1. I must admit that I'm becoming a big fan of Lee's handiwork. Those look the business! One day when I win the lottery I'll sign him up as resident painter at my own wargames holiday centre... Come on, we all can dream!
    Great looking figures sir.

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  2. Yes, extremely pretty, er, the ECW soldiers I mean.

    Best regards,

    Stokes

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    1. I had an email from Rascasse asking who or what is Rupert? - apparently Rupert is unknown outside the UK (deservedly so, I would say) - check

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Bear

      for details

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  3. Ah Rupert, how I used to love my 1962 Rupert Annual - apparently that's among the ones that have never been reprinted because they are politically incorrect.

    However, I do think they are both Rupert!

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    1. My intention is - if I can organise a suitable figure - to have Rupert (of the Rhine) as a general officer, and the colonel of his RoH is Col Sir Thomas Dallison (I understand). You have certainly aroused my curiosity about the non-PC annual - was it excessively bearist? I recall that R and his chums always spoke in rhyming couplets, which grated a little after the first page and a half. I believe he got a job writing verses in greetings cards after his comic strip days were over.

      I thought, for some reason, that Rupert came from the marshmallow mines of Enid Blyton, but I see that he was a brainchild of the Daily Express. Interesting. My education continues.

      Cheers - Tony

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    2. Yep, my Nan used to read me Rupert from the Daily Express cartoon each day and once she had my attention she'd hit me with a spelling test! Rupert actually goes way back and as such joins likes of Enid in using some "inappropriate" language.

      Did I spell inappropriate right - Nan?

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    3. If I remember correctly (I refuse to write iirc - anyway, your Nan wouldn't like it) the annuals had tiny versions of the figure illustrations in the corners of the pages, and I used to like trying to find them in the main strip. I emphasise that I was a small child at the time, by the way, and even then I didn't get out much.

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  4. Rupert is known in the Colonies as well, along with Andy Pandy and the Famous Five!

    Lee has done a great job on these (the ECW figures, not Rupert Bear!)

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    1. I think I thought Rupert was Enid Blyton by loose association with Noddy, who is. Don't get me started on Noddy. I'm not too concerned with lack of political correctness, but Noddy's relationship with Big Ears needs to be examined, I think, and Noddy himself must have the weakest personality of any known cartoon character. His car should have been taken away and crushed, too - very dangerous. And Mr Plod was definitely on the take - had to be. All very dodgy.

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  5. More of a Paddington man myself. Shame I never got into trains-tremendous puns to be had!

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    1. Like most things, Paddington was long after my time. Mention of railways reminds me that I am always impressed by the Duke of Wellington's foresight in realising that Mont St Jean would be a stupid name for an English railway station. It's not as if he had nothing else to think about, too.

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  6. Great looking figures, my favorite is Prince Rupert's Regiment, very impressive!
    Phil.

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