Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Shrewsbury Foote

This is the finished, painted version of the Shrewsbury Foot, made up for the "Irish" regiments that fought with the Royalists. The Shrewsbury foot and joined by their commander, Henry Tillier, freed from Leicester on 31st May 1645. The 500 men of the Shrewsbury foot in conjunction with the 500 men of Rupert’s Bluecoats formed Lisle’s Tercio on the day of the battle of Naseby. After much fierce fighting the Shrewsbury foot collapsed only after a final charge by Thomas Fairfax. As the parliamentarians fought their way into the very heart of the formation Fairfax himself killed an ensign carrying a green Lt Colonel’s colour.

I have illustrated the musketeer as he would of appeared on the campaign, so any uniform that was originally worn has been replaced or repaired to give a unkempt appearance. He is armed with a modern matchlock musket which he has probably taken for a fallen Roundhead soldier and the equipment he is carrying again taken from the battlefield. I have to say I am rather pleased with the look and finish of this chap even if Mrs PK thinks he looks like a pirate, I actually don't see it myself.

The Shrewsbury Foote,
Campaign Dress

18 comments:

  1. He looks great, these are on my painting list for some point, may have to steel him ;-)

    Ian

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    1. Thanks there Ian and please steal away

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  2. Looking really good, I quite like the patched uniform fit the rural background I suppose.

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  3. Excellent work! He looks very raggedy, just as he should!

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    1. Thanks there Ray I am rather pleased with the look

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  4. I am sure I met this guy in Metha Woods in Cornwall.

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    1. Lol John and hope you didnt but he does look like a yokel

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  5. I like him! A unit of these dudes would look great!

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  6. That looks great Pete, you have really captured that weary campaigner look.

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  7. Excellent, PK. A man who kneel down on his right knee to shoot. (Me too!).

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