23 March 2015

This disturbing and rebellious quote is posted to celebrate Alan's successful completion of the 5th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and his great placing in 8th position.  Well done mate!
Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 1644
I had rather have a plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for and loves what he knows, than that which you call a gentleman and is nothing else. I honour a gentleman that is so indeed. 

Taken from a Letter from Colonel Cromwell to Sir William Spring, Earl of Manchester, Sept. 1643.


  1. Not only was it a great placing, he knocked out some quality painted lead along the way!

    1. Quite right! Including some lovely 6mm ECW Foote and Cavalry units..

  2. Why thank you good sirs. Your kindness and graciousness makes this war without an enemy all the more regrettable.

  3. Ha humbug, he knocked me out of my 8th place, cheeky bugger :-)

    And I have to agree with Sir Mills, he put some great finishes on the block, well done Sir