Montague Lawes and Ezra Shaw are cavalry men and specialists in the art of siege craft. They are sometimes drafted temporarily from the regiment of Horse into Lord Hawksby’s Foote when their skills are needed.
They learned their skills serving in the french army in the Thirty years war, particularly in the bloody Siege of Fuenterrabía and the Siege of Saint-Omer.
Here they are carrying a Petard, to no doubt attempt breach a wall or door of some sort. The miniatures are from Warlord Games Pike and Shotte range.