Huge numbers of cavalry were fielded in the warfare of the 17th century. The most common being light cavalry harquebusiers, armed with doglock carbines which could be fired from the saddle. Parliament cavalry initially relied on pistols rather than an all-out charge with cold steel, as favoured by the dashing Royalist cavaliers, though by war's end full blooded charges were the norm.
Cuirassiers were rare in the English Civil Wars, limited to only a few squadrons of mainly bodyguards. Individuals would wear what armour was available no matter its antiquity and can be mixed into harquebusier regiments. Dragoons were common to all sides and could dismount to hold tactical positions, such as bridges, but could also fire from the saddle if needed.
All armies of the period fielded as much ordnance as they could afford, from fearsome large Sakers to small field pieces like the Falconet, spewing out a lethal hail of shot at point blank range.
This boxed set contains the following plastic figures: 30 harquebusiers, 6 cuirassiers, 3 cornets, 9 mounted dragoons, 15 dismounted dragoons, 18 commanded shotte, 3 Saker medium guns, 3 Falconet light guns, 3 mounted battalia commanders and 3 ensigns on foot, plastic bases, and a full-colour flag sheet with English Civil Wars colours.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted