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Book One

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Book One

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After over two years, and a couple of serious gaps, book one (or chapter one if you like) of the ongoing adventures of Sir Thomas Hawksby, Matthew Rook, and the green coats is complete. I’d Like to say thanks to the 4000 visitors and nearly 10000 page views this blog has had so far. And I hope you will continue to enjoy the Hawksbys adventures in comic and miniature as they continue.

Here is the full first issue as a downloadable PDF File.

hawksby-toon-pdf-imageFor the full 26 page first book of the comic click on the image to open as a .pdf (5 mb)

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.

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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.

Ibsen Anderson


Ibsen is one of the musicians for Hawksby’s Foot Regiment. His Primary role during battle is that of drummer, however here he is modelled playing the Fife for the entertainment of the others in the regiment. Ibsen is the son of Jethro, Lord Hawksby’s oldest and most trusted steward. He is not only well versed in the art of military drumming but a gifted musician, and some thing of an amateur song smith, his comical and often bawdy verse have landed him in trouble with the more puritanical elements of the regiment several times.

Ibsen is a pikeman body from Warlord Games Pike and Shotte plastic set. His arms and fife case are taken from the Warlord Games plastic Pike and Shotte command sprue.

Four pikemen

Toby Lawson (right) and Jack Smythe (Left)
Both men are members of the local militia. They are tenants on Lord Hawksby’s land.  Toby Lawson is able to read and avidly shares the latest pamphlets from London with his fellow soldiers.


Rupert Marsham (left) and Hector Marsham (right) Sons of a local smallholder and brewer, (who’s famous ales can be sampled at the Black Sheep Inn) both lads are noted locally for their strength, making them ideal, and eager candidates for carrying pikes. Never far from the thick of the action when in battle, or from the nearest ale house when not in battle, these two have quite the reputation. However come Sunday morning they can always be found well turned out and singing psalms with gusto in Church.

All the figures come from the Warlord Games Pike and Shotte Range. Toby Lawson and Jack Smythe have had head replacements from the Warlord Games Bolt Action British Infantry set.

Rupert has a right arm form the Wargames Factory Ancient Persians set. Hector has  arms from the Bolt Action British and German Infantry sets and his head is from Perry Miniatures Wars of the Roses European Mercenaries set.

Percivell Goodwyn, Ensign



Percivell is the third son of local Land Owner Sir Jacob Goodwyn. He is one of the Ensigns who carry colours for Hawksby’s regiment. Percivell has never been in battle before but he is aware of the honour he has to carry the flag and has sworn to defend it with his life.

Percivell is a pikeman body from Warlord Games Pike and Shotte plastic. He has been modified by using a head and arms from the Perry Miniatures American Civil War Confederate infantry sprue. He carries a flag kindly designed by Wargames Designs.

Henry Blake

Henry Is another pikeman, he is a professional soldier and has been fighting since his early teens. He has fought in Europe and Ireland. On returning from the Continent Henry took up arms with Lord Hawksby’s regiment, though he has no particularly strong political or religious allegiance.

Henry is another Warlord Games Pike and Shotte plastic. He has been modified by having the original head removed and a Bolt Action British plastic head added instead.