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Clubmen

Posted by Ochoin on 31 Oct 2018, 10:14

Clubmen. No, not drunken teenagers at a nightclub, but the poorly armed local militia who alternatively fought for Parliament or the King or against them in the English Civil War.

I could use a unit of them: say 24 figures strong.

Any ideas what might be used?

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Posted by Susofrick on 31 Oct 2018, 12:18

Maybe these? :

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1599

Not in the latest fashion and poorly armed.

Or these? A little more modern and more like from a nightclub:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1775
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Posted by Ochoin on 31 Oct 2018, 12:53

Hmmm. I hadn't thought about the Zvesda medieval peasants.

I have a pile of Tumbling Dice heads, so if I updated the headgear, they might fit the bill.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted by Ochoin on 01 Nov 2018, 12:24

FYI.
I have discovered a line of recast Warrior ECW range, armed with scythes and pitchforks which should be perfect.

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Posted by bilsonius on 06 Nov 2018, 00:38

There's a post here from Benno's back in 2010 which has some nice conversions from the Imex pilgrims:

viewtopic.php?t=4767

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=805
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Posted by Ochoin on 06 Nov 2018, 01:18

bilsonius wrote:There's a post here from Benno's back in 2010 which has some nice conversions from the Imex pilgrims:

viewtopic.php?t=4767

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=805


Thank you, The flag is interesting. I've ordered a pile of the Warrior figures which should suffice.

I was trying to find out if clubmen wore a distinguishing white ribbon. The only "source" I can find is Wikipedia. Does anyone know if this is, in fact, historical?

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Posted by Ochoin on 06 Nov 2018, 08:54

Information on the Clubmen is thin on the ground.

A somewhat dubious source (Pike & Shotte Games) who write this:

"The war dragged on and on and, as usual, it was the common folk who suffered the most. Raiding parties from both sides waged a small war as a fight for supplies and personal plunder took hold of the soldiery who were, it is fair to say, often poorly provided for. This became too much for the good yeoman people of the midlands, and firstly in Worcestershire, then the West Country, the locals organised…
Led most often by their social betters, the villagers and small townsfolk formed associations, or ‘Clubs’, sworn to defend their livestock, beer and persons from any marauding soldiery whomever they were. They armed themselves from whatever were available, largely agricultural tools, and with whatever other weapons the local squirearchy could avail himself of. Some Clubmen groups even fielded cavalry!
They fought a few actions, seeing off small raiding parties, and even sometimes allied with an army for temporary advantage, though no general could count on the goodwill of these bands for long."

I wonder if I could add a unarmoured pikeman or musketeer to the mix?

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