Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Prince Rupert's Regiment of Horse


Prince Rupert;' Regiment of Horse is known to have been Bluecoats, not to be confused with Prince Rupert's Lifeguard of Horse, which were Redcoats. Confusing enough?


The flag is highly likely ahistorical, but was found on line (intended for 6 mm figures, I think, and thus a bit blurry. It  features the arms of the Rhine Palatinate, Prince Rupert of course being Prince of same. 


Here's a somewhat better image of the arms of the Rhine-Palatinate; if I was going top do it again, I'd use this to make my own flag. 


These are Old Glory figures; the six figures are enough for a unit of "Swedish Drill" Horse to be used with "For King and Parliament". 


Prince Rupert, the nephew of King Charles II, is probably among the best know figures of the English Civil War. Whether he was an asset or a detriment to the King's cause is arguable! 


A dashing sight for sure! 


The flag is striking, especially compared to the usual coronets carried by Horse during the ECW, even if of dubious provenance! 


These are Old Glory figures. 

28 comments:

  1. Nice to see you are adding to your ECW, the OG look good.

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    1. Thanks, Joe. just a few cavalry units, and a bit of artillery more. However I've actually decided to add a small Scottish force as well- the order is in to Old Glory!

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    2. Adding a "small" Scottish force? I wager it ends up a bit larger than expected.

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    3. Ah, we know each other too well, Jon! :-)

      "Small" is 7 - 8 units of Foote (20 each), 2-3 units of Dragoons, 3 units of Highlanders, 4 units of cavalry. several guns with crew, plus command; say about 260 figures.
      The Army Card makes it easy to get carried away!

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  2. Excellent work and love the flag:)

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    1. Thanks, Gary. FK&P (and to a lesser extent, FoB3-ECW addition) is the main motivation behind the ECW expansion.

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  4. Crackin looking figures! Great flag too!

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  5. These look great Peter, and the different shades of blue work really well together.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence. Definitely a sort of "Rhapsody in Blue"!

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  6. Suitably dashing cavaliers for Wupert!
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks, Ian... with a wave a of a feathered cap!

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  8. PRINCE RUPERT THE FOP to Lord Essex the Parliament commander: "I swear by my faith which I have not that this field will soon be covered with English dead."
    LORD ESSEX: "In that case, they will have been killed by Englishmen, for we have not seen fit to import foreign mercenaries into our ranks."
    PRINCE RUPERT: "I will mark you well for that insult, sir. Be on your guard."

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