At present, I am following the progression of several ECW campaigns (and one just finished). The powerful pull of tuning in to these campaigns coupled with thoughts of getting in a game of For King and Parliament using the To The Strongest! system was too much. An ECW regiment of foote was pushed into the painting queue while my interest was under this spell. To that end, a 27 figure body of infantry musters off the painting desk as the Edward Aldrich Regiment of Foote.
Having picked up a large batch of unpainted Renegade ECW figures for a bargain price about one year ago, time to justify that purchase by painting and fielding them. The ECW collection is one of the collections considered finished by my reckoning although there is always room to add an additional unit or two until the gaming table buckles under the weight of lead.
Renegade ECW figures are of the Big and Beautiful category in my book. Excellent sculpting but big figures. Renegade's ECW figures fit in well alongside Redoubt and Bicorne. Redoubt figures comprise the bulk of this collection. It is a shame that the folks from Renegade have such trouble in keeping their business a going concern. Perhaps that explains why Renegade surfaces for a short only to eventually close-up shop. To the owners, the business must be an ongoing concern.
After finishing off this regiment of foote, interest in this project prompted me to push another unit into the painting queue. That unit is a regiment of horse from Empress Miniatures. While the Empress figures look superb, I am finding them more difficult to paint than Renegade. More on that comparison when I field the cavalry.