Sunday, 16 January 2011

The 43rd (Prince Rupert's) Regiment of Horse

Not quite sure what my thinking is here, but the co-incidence of Captain Cadman serving with the above regiment is giving me ideas.

As I live in Leicester (where Prince Rupert of the Rhine led the seige in the English Civil War) and my kids are in the 43rd Leicester Scouts, the 'Fighting' 43rd (Prince Rupert's) Regiment has a certain resonance. And my kids like horse riding.

Add to that the fact that the only other noted Rupert (we'll leave Rupert Bear out of it) is Rupert of Hentzau (also a skillful rider and dashing though impetuous soldier, born near Prague, and almost certainly modelled on Rupert of the Rhine), so Prince Rupert already has a certain connection with VSF musings.

Prince Rupert's armorial bearings include a gold lion rampant on black. The 43rd Leicester Scouts have red and pale blue. I'm going to have to work on this.


  1. Promising... looking forward to discover the final result!

  2. Haha, yeah, sorry it's bit of a tease isn't it?

    I'm not sure how my cavalry for VSF is going to work. What I'd really like is some riders that I can swap between horses for when I'm playing it fairly straight, and lizards or dinosaurs when I'm being a bit weirder.

    I'm quite happy that should the Fighting 43rd make their way to Venus, for instance, they'd soon be using Venusian Thunder-lizards. But I think I should probably concentrate on guys on horses first.