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    Avatar photoAlvin Molethrottler

    I am just getting into the ECW, having finally acquired a copy of the “File Leader” rule set, and would like to theme my armies after the regiments that fought in the West Country – with particular reference to Cornwall (E.G. the Lostwithiel Campaign).

    Can anyone recommend a good book (or perhaps even a website) that deals with uniform colours and flags for this topic?

    Thanks ūüėČ

    Avatar photoEtranger

    The short answer is that no-one really knows. The Cornish Trained Bands that formed the basis of the Royalist forces probably didn’t have any uniforms and their flags are largely unknown too. Try searching for Sir Basil Grenville or Sir Ralph Hoptons Regiments for a start. Books on Landsdown and Lostwithiel are around. Mine are all in storage I’m afraid. I’ll post more tomorrow when I’m on a proper computer and not this crappy phone.

    Avatar photomalc johnston

    If you find out what flags they used i will be more than happy to create them for you at a high quality one off sort of thing.Hey as anybody body been to the Newark ECW museum yet, a few of us went, cost ¬£7 to get in and its the biggest load of rubbish i have ever seen, we all felt ripped off, really its the bad news museum, i would’nt of paid a quid for the entrance if i knew what was inside, so if anybody is thinking of going there take my word for it … don’t bother.

    Back to the ECW the Newark castle is interesting and if i remember a pub is in the town center where the king surrendered and signed (Saracen’s head i think) can understand why the place is important part of the war, sorry for going off the subject on my tramadol here kind of losing myself, will research and help you though.


    Avatar photoEtranger

    A few links that might help:

    A list of the regiments making up the Cornish trained bands in 1638 (ie pre war) . http://wiki.bcw-project.org/trained-band/cornwall/start  Click on the commanders name for further details on the different regiments. That will give you a lot of the Royalist contingent.

    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=170777 TMP topic on the presence or absence of uniforms in Cornwell.

    This site will give you a decent amount of detail on the various battles including the major Cornish ones.  http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/

    This book https://books.google.com.au/books?id=v9lu1VSo8hcC&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq=cornish+trained+bands&source=bl&ots=uLAI4mDl3V&sig=eiER0NHsudzaua31k65lESzmmJQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB8Q6AEwATgKahUKEwjCz4y8yInGAhUFfbwKHU_3ADg#v=onepage&q=cornish%20trained%20bands&f=false is probably the best single volume guide for the area.

    Avatar photoAlvin Molethrottler

    Etranger, thank you very much for such useful replies.

    Avatar photoBilly Fish

    Can anyone tell us WHY the Newark ECW Museum is a ‘rip-off’ without ranting?

    Avatar photoJim Jackaman

    This is something I’ve looked into before but there’s not a lot out there, especially when it comes to uniforms.

    For general info this is quite useful:


    And this:


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