A few more troops from my English Civil; War Parliamentarian army are up for review today:
A large unit of Parliamentary Dragoons, intended to be Sir John Okey's regiment. Note the bibles on the black guidon.
The relatively drab, brown uniforms are probably closer to the reality of every day clothing!
The orange hat bands are all that mark them as supporting Parliament.
This venerable Minifig commander is supposed to be Sir Thomas Fairfax.
I have not really painted him as such however, as Fairfax was nicknamed "Black Tom" for his black hair and swarthy complexion!
Once again, the black lining technique is very suitable to these cleanly cast figures.
His companion is none other than Oliver Cromwell, nicknamed "Old Ironsides" as a commander; he was eventually to become Lord Protector.
Cromwell is a highly controversial figure to this day, so I will make no attempt to address his politics, etc! The bridge he is crossing was scratch built out of artist's board and popsicle sticks.