Giving a Charles II James or Williamite twist to Warlord Games Epic Battles Pike and Shotte 15mm ECW figures

Dutch Wars, anyone? Dutch landings at Sheerness? Redcoats with big floppy hats?

I already have 15mm Peter Laing ECW figures, so what should I do with these individual musket armed figures from the Warlord Games Epic Battles Pike and Shotte ECW box?

Can we extend their redcoat use into the Interregnum and Restoration through to the Dutch Wars?

How they started out …

See the first Redcoats to be finished at:

Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two, 3 June 2023

Warriors and Weapons Of Early Times by Niels M. Saxtorph

Following Alan Gruber’s post today and mine yesterday on Preben Kannik’s Military Uniforms Of the World in Colour,

here is a bit more background biographical research on another of these Blandford colour classics which led further into the Danish Resistance and the Occupation of Denmark by the Germans in WW2:

Preben Kannik – The man behind Military Uniforms Of The World in Colour

Who was Preben Kannik, (1914-1967), the man behind the classic reference book Military Uniforms Of the World in Colour?

Why would some of these uniforms have been very familiar to him?

Find out more at my post on Man Of TIN Blog Two:

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 29 May 2023

RIP Tony Adams of the Woodscrew Miniature Army

RIP Tony Adams the late Commander Of the Woodscrew Miniature Army

Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this sad time.

Sadly here is a post all about my chats and exchanges with Tony, crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two

WookieLikees on Happy International Star Wars Day again and Geek Pride Day!

Some Galaxy Laser Team Wookie-likie figures to celebrate International Star Wars Day and happy Geek Pride Day!

Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two

15mm English Civil War buildings Sarissa Warlord Games Epic Battles Pike and Shot and Peter Laing John Mitchell buildings

I have built my first Sarissa MDF buildings from the Warlord Games Epic Battles Pike and Shotte Starter Set Push Of Pike

and I also remember their Peter Laing / John Mitchell equivalents from 40 to 50 years before.

Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two

More Fiddly 28mm Mini Multipose Fun Figures meet 30mm Mark’s Little Soldiers

Over the last few weeks I have been kitbashing 28mm WW2 figures from freebie magazine sprues into ImagiNations troops (thanks to Alan, David and others)

  • Mountain Troops
  • Marine Light Infantry

I have also been comparing them with suitable 28mm to 32 mm figures in my collection, along with some spare 30mm figures from the Mark’s Little Soldiers neo-retro Range (thanks Alan!)

Basically this is a round up or crosspost of links to this week’s posts from my Man of TIN Blog Two,

Italian WW2 Infantry changed into Scandi mountain troops

And to add to these fine fellows (above), I have kitbashed six more Marine Raiders in pith helmets

Along with some spare Officer figures from the new Mark’s Little Soldiers 30mm Range:

Amazing how varied 28mm Is in terms of size and stature, the same can be said of 30mm to 32mm including Pound Store Plastic Warriors for a cheap bulked out army.

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 16 May 2023

Peter Laing 15mm ECW metal figures compared to the new Warlord Games Epic Battles Pike and Shotte plastic figures

Peter Laing 15mm ECW metal figures compared to the new Warlord Games Epic Battles Pike and Shotte 13-15mm plastic figures.

See and read more on my blog here, crossposted 6 / 7 May 2023:

Coronation Tailors on the BBC TV and BBC IPlayer

This is the closest I have to a King Charles III figure, bought at some expense from Hamley’s recently in January from an underwhelming display of toy soldiers. It’s really a mounted Scots Guard Officer.

It obviously will replace the Young Queen Elizabeth II riding figure on parade.

Farewell, ma’am.

Amongst my uniform books I have a 1937 Players album of cigarette cards of the 1937 Coronation. The album I think was a gift from my late Dad. It gives a glimpse of how things were done and how the various coronation staff dressed just over 85 years ago.

One of the roles shown are the Royal Regiment of Archers; coincidentally this week amongst a small parcel of figures which arrived from Alan ‘Duchy of Tradgardland’ Gruber was a battered Britain’s version of one of these archers to repair and restore or make new. I shall post pictures of this figure and the album when completed in the next few weeks.


I have seen almost no Royal / Coronation TV programmes so far, having been somewhat over-Royalled last year with parades and programmes for both The Queen’s Jubilee and her Funeral.

However I did enjoy Coronation Tailors: Fit for a King on BBC2 and BBC IPlayer, this week, tailor Patrick Grant’s look behind the scenes of military tailoring for the Coronation, amid the pressure of work cutting new or repairing old uniforms, replacing the QEII cypher with CRIII in time for the Coronation:

Some extraordinary military parade and band costumes for such roles as Drum Majors, Guards and Life Guards,

how the costumes were made in a London factory,

the mill in Yorkshire where the red cloth comes from,

the historic records of each uniform for each regiment,

even regimental mascot coats.

It also showcases some of the last people in Britain / alive who can make such things as special lifeguard helmets using 17th century tools.

Worth watching even after the Coronation event.

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 5 May 2023