|The blue coat regiment|
I want my ECW regiments to have a block of 12 pike plus command, flanked by eight shotte on each side. This left me with a problem, based on the Warlord kit. There are not enough vertical pikes and I don't like the horizontal ones since they are always getting in the way. There are also too many shotte.
|One sleeve of shotte.|
|Command and pikes.|
|The other sleeve of shotte.|
|Another rear shotte. (see what I did there?)|
|The flag that came with the set.|
I was feeling that way right until I washed them. All of a sudden they came alive and I was enchanted. The character and detail that were painful to paint looked great. I wish I had a use for them. I bought them when I was going to play some ECW with one of the guys at the club. He then dropped off the face of the earth and these sat on the shelf for a year.
|A stand of shotte.|
While I was painting I calculated what I would need to get a minimum playable army. Another box of these plastics, some standing pike (metal) and a few command models, plus one box of cav and one cannon. It's a little insane really. All of that for an army I have no intention of playing any time soon. More of a "just in case" army.
|The green shotte.|
I even have 25% of a second regiment ready to go. Happily a moment of sanity prevailed and I'll not be adding to this army until I have a likely opponent, or the ECW bug bites a lot harder than it has so far.
For now these lads will find a home on a shelf. It's sad but those are the breaks when you're a model.
|The other flag from the box.|