With the recent addition of a regiment of foote (see Aldrich's Regiment of Foote) for the ECW project, motivation remained high to push on to another unit. Since a number of Empress Miniatures cavalry have lingered in The Lead Pile for awhile (only two and a half years by my count!), these horsemen seemed a reasonable target.These nine horsemen muster out as Henry Ireton's Horse in buffcoats and lobster pot helmets. The sculpting on both man and horse is superb. The horses actually look like horses to me. Perhaps the best horses I have seen in 28mm. The troopers are very good as well although detailing is not as raised and as easy to paint as in other figures. Still, the results are terrific. If I need to expand the cavalry arm of this project, Empress Miniatures is certainly high on the list.
Enough infantry figures remain in The Lead Pile to muster out two more regiments. I will set a goal of getting at least one of those regiments into the painting queue in 2019.