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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2019, 07:45:11 PM »
Very nice as usual, Radar - I think you can claim to have got the knack of these now!

Those pikes look quite vicious - I wouldn't want to be putting my hand on them...

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2019, 08:14:15 PM »
Thanks, I'd hope so - done about a thousand of them

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2019, 10:13:59 AM »
What do you use for pikes Radar? I have taken to those made by Donnington.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2019, 10:31:06 AM »
Hi Leman, yes those are Donnington EQ10 80mm spears cut down

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2019, 02:19:45 PM »
Good to know, cheers.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2019, 06:08:47 PM »
Sir William Brereton's Company of Firelocks



As always unit history, and my rationale for red coats, and a few more pictures, can be found at https://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2019/10/sir-william-breretons-company-of.html

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2019, 06:33:54 PM »
Your figures look great

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2019, 08:08:01 PM »
I think they're getting even better...

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2019, 09:36:40 PM »
Thank you.
Getting better? Not sure. New glasses a few months back, recently I've noticed really close work is getting harder. Might have to go back to the opticians.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2019, 09:45:17 PM »
Have you tried a magnifying daylight lamp?

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2019, 10:29:10 PM »
Tried a few different magnifiers, can't get on with them for some reason. My cackhandedness and general lack of hand eye coordination gets in the way. Strange.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2019, 07:22:37 PM »
Made the mistake of searching The Cromwell Association Online Directory of Parliamentarian Army Officers, and discovered Captain Thomas Chetham of Colonel Richard Holland's Regiment of Foot. But was he a relative? A little bit of digging finds that he was a cousin of Sir Humphrey Chetham (my great x lots uncle). So I'm not exactly sure what relation Thomas is - somethingth cousin many times removed I guess?

Has to be done doesn't it? Order for more foot just placed

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2019, 07:51:35 PM »
How nice to have that personal connection.

I suspect that one of my ancestors was probably a camp-following nightsoil operative, but fortunately Martin has yet to sculpt a member of such a distinguished company.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2019, 08:04:41 PM »
There really is a dearth of dunnymen figures in all periods. You may have identified a gap in the market there Colonel

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2019, 07:07:16 PM »
Chances are one of my ancestors, being a Fuller, would have been collecting urine for fulling woollen cloth  :(