Another continuation for my Tangiers project makes an appearance in the Nautical Bonus round.
Here are the crew of HMS Dragon, who along with the crews from the Ruby, Garland and Guernsey, were ordered ashore by Admiral Herbert......
"Admiral Herbert landed about 500 of the Seamen , he having orders to attend with the fleet during the war, composed of so many companies with a company of Grenadiers, with the compleat number of Officers to each company, of the sea-officer, and volunteers he made choice of Captain George Barthell who formally had been a captain in my Lord Dumbarton's Regiment, to command that battalion of Seamen."
From the Diary of Sir James Halkett Tangier 1680.
The Battalion fought in many skirmishes and in one major battle, so I thought it rude not to include them in the English army.
Nobody makes Sailors for 1680, so I've used Wargames Foundry Pirates, I chose packs that were all musket armed, while Captain Barthell is another old Foundry figure, now sold through their other arm The Casting Room.
These fine looking fellows were entered into the Nautical bonus round, I'm up against some very stiff competition, if you'd like to vote for my or any of the other excellent entries click this link!