Saturday, 12 August 2017

ECW Covenanter Regiment

Here are the four musketeer elements of my next Covenanter unit. These are mostly Foundry figures but with a couple of Front Rank included. I just happened to have 12 in total so enough for four elements of three figures each. I do not have any pike men so will need to purchase some, probably from the Perry miniatures range

I have painted them all on black, to represent the so called "Ministers Regiment"....

Sir Arthur Erskine of Scotscraig’s, the Ministers’ Regiment of Foot

Active1643 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Civil War
Second Civil War
ColonelSir Arthur Erskine
Area RaisedScotland
Coat ColourGrey or Black??

Field ArmiesLeven 1644-7
Covenanter Regiment of Foot raised by the Ministers of the Kirk, forming part of Leven’s army in England

Service History


  • September: Begin to be raised


  • January: Join Leven's army
  • April to July: Siege of York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor
  • July: Siege of York
  • July: Quartered in Yorkshire
  • August to October: Siege of Newcastle


  • July to September: Siege of Hereford
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark


  • May to January 1647: Quartered in Northern England


  • February: Return to Scotland and disbanded

Coats, Flags & Equipment

Allegedly the regiment wore black coats made from old clerical garb donated by the Ministers of Scotland.


  1. How many pikemen do you need? I may have some spare.... e-mail me.

  2. Thanks Andrew - they are sitting outside letting the black basecoat dry even as I type!