Friday, 12 December 2008

AT LAST! ECW Plastics

Oh Happy Day!

At last, a gigantic 17th Century army is within my grasp!

Lets hope that the Perry twins follow suit.

It's little things like this that will get me through this bloody recession without my wife killing me (after she finds out I've another £90 on lead miniatures).

The Devil's Whore - Channel 4 UK

In case anybody missed it 'The Devil's Whore' on C4 (UK) was a pretty good stab at an ECW drama.

Some history purists may disagree but I thought that the cinematography, characters and drama were all spot on. The thin veneer of supernatural activity was pretty good as well. In my opinion historical TV or film will always struggle to deliver an accurate history lesson when trying to also create an engaging and exciting drama. This was a pretty good stab.

One small complaint - could of had more battles.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Monday, 13 October 2008

Heavy Cav

Keeping on the acting theme, I think this guy has the look of Klaus Kinski? A gentleman Cuiraissier.

New Pic

This bloke has the look of Clint Eastwood about him. A lightly equipped horseman, possibly a Swede, German or early ECW.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Harquebusiers, Dragooners and Troopers of Horse

My name is Matthew Cleveland, history buff and long time devotee to the world of warfare and conflict in Europe during the 17th century. I have uploaded some ‘doodles’ for other addicts of this period (war-gamers, re-enactors and such) which I have recently created. These are my interpretations and a bit of fun really, so I am more than willing to accept any comments good or bad.

I will be adding more pictures as I create them and hope to add a few photographs of ‘cromwellian’ landmarks near where I live in northern Hertfordshire, figures by Perry Miniatures, Foundry and The Assault Group as I manage to collect and paint them.

Please visit this page again soon as I intend to add regular updates.