Lord Brooke's ECW regiment of purple coats. This was my entry in the painting competition at Salute 2012.
Lord Brooke's regiment was the only purple coated regiment of the civil war. They fought at Edgehill in 1642, at Brentford in 1642 and at the siege of Lichfield in 1643 - that was it for them. They fought valiently at Edgehill but suffered heavy losses. Lord Brooke died at the siege of Lichfield 1643 and the regiment did not survive long after that.
I've always been drawn to this regiment - perhaps it's their distinctive purple coats or their actions early on in the war!
From a painters point of view I like the way the purple, buff/ leather, armour and orange work together to give a pleasing overall effect.
Figures Bicorne/ Renegade. Flag hand painted.