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The Full Regiment

Lord Hawksby’s Regiment of Foote.

Not brilliant photos but these show the full regiment in miniatures. Obviously I will be adding to this over time, and there will be Firelocks, command and a few more characters yet to come.

Full-regiment-1 copy

Full-regiment-2 copy


Although all the miniatures came from the Warlord Games Pike and Shotte Imperial Infantry boxed set these minis are using parts from about 11 different sets of plastic and metal miniatures. Here the musketeers are ranked 3 deep, but they could be put into two ranks for wider frontage.

John Ray and Oliver Gillis

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John Ray (Musketeer) Known as ‘Wild John’ is something of a rover and general ‘ner do well’. Caught poaching on Lord Hawksby’s land he was given the choice of the musket or the gibbet. He is a tough, hard character and often first in to the melee, as seen here.

Oliver Gillis(right) Worked as a shepherd for the Lord Morecroft. However when Lord Morecroft had Oliver’s younger brother flogged and then hanged for stealing a loaf, Oliver took up arms with Hawksby’s, with the hope of one day bloodying the nose of Morecrofts Royalists.

Miniatures from Warlord Games plastic Pike and Shotte.
John’s right arm is from the Gripping Beast dark ages set and his left hand is from the Warlord Games Bolt Action range. Oliver’s head is from the Gripping Beast dark ages set.


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Richard Lightfoot and Bartholomew Hopkins

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Richard Lightfoot (left) was born in Northumberland and settled in Yorkshire after fleeing his home town for some unknown crime. He works locally as a smith.

Bartholomew Hopkins (right) Is a member of the town watch and a butcher. He is a fervent Puritan.

Miniatures from Warlord Games plastic Pike and Shotte. Richards arms are from the WotR Mercenaries set and Hopkins face is from the plastic Mahdist set, both sets from Perry Miniatures.


W.I.P. Photo of Hopkins. This was a simple face swap, excess polystyrene cement was applied either side of the face, allowing it to slightly melt the plastic, this was then shaped into hair using a scalpel point.

First Pikemen

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pike-1Ted Sanders (left) and Joe Barrow (right) Ted and Joe are both farm labourers, who work the land on Lord Hawksby’s estates. Both are known for their strength and size, making them ideal to carry the pike.

More miniatures from Warlord Games plastic Pike and Shotte. They both have right arms from the Gripping Beast dark ages set. Ted’shead is from the same set and his left arm is a Perry Miniatures WOTR arm.

pike-1-wipW.I.P. Photo of Ted, before final cleaning up and hat. The Gripping beast arms fit nicely with the Warlord body, the existing spear removed and the hand drilled and opened up for the pike shaft. Not clearly seen on here the Gripping beast head needed a sliver of plastic to create neck because the Gripping Beast heads have a slight indent on the underneath.

Another 4 Musketeers

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Nearly finished the first ‘Sleeve’ of musketeers.



Robin Sellby (Right) Simon Moore (Left). Both are members of the militia and veterans of the wars in Europe.

Both miniatures are Warlord Games plastic Pike and Shotte. Robin has spare arms from the Pike and Shotte infnatry sprue, re-positioned to give the effect of him reaching for one of the apostles (powder casks). Simon’s head is from the Gripping Beast Dark Age Warriors set, and his left arm is a bolt action plastic arm.


James (left) and Jonathan (right) Brooke are brothers who are huntsmen for the Lord Hawksby. Both are skilled in the use of musketery and small arms.

Again the miniatures are Warlord Games plastic Pike and Shotte. James’ head is from the Gripping Beast set. Jonathan’s right arm is made unitising a bolt action spare arm and his face is from the plastic Mahdist set from Perry Miniatures

Edward Cade and Isaac Hawkins

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Edward (left) and Isaac (right) are both simple farm laborers. Taking up the Lord’s offer of food, lodging and pay they joined the regiment as musketeers. Best friends from child hood these two share a bond as close as brothers.

Both miniatures are Warlord Games plastic Pike and Shotte. Issac’s head is from the Perry Miniatures Mahdist plastic set. Edwards arms are from the Perry Miniatures WotR Mercenaries set, filled with green stuff.

The Sergeant

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A Coate of Greene

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In the January 1643 Sir Thomas saw fit to supply his whole regiment with new suits of clothes, these were Coat and Breeches of a dark green cloth, many with a bright yellow facing. The regiment were dressed a such for much of the remainder of the first civil war. Until early 1645 when they became part of the New Model Army, and were re-fitted with coats of red with dark green facings. The breeches soon wore through and many soldiers could be found dressed in breeches of grey, brown  or other colours. The coats turned out to be of a fair quality and many survived through until the regiment joined the New Model in ’45.

Coat Colour

Coat Colour 1643-45