Military Forces in England

The Royalist Army

The Royalist Army in the South
1st   Infantry Brigade: – stationed in Lyndhurst (Hampshire)
16th Light Infantry regiment = 1st Lyndhurst Light Infantry Battalion, 104th Light Inf Bn
1st Regiment = 25th Foot, 26th Foot,

7th Infantry Brigade
2nd regiment = 27th Inniskilling 99th Foot
3rd Regiment = 28th Foot, 102nd Foot
4th Regiment = 30th Fusiliers 

3rd  Dragoon Brigade - stationed in Lyndhurst
3rd Dragoon Regiment
4th Dragoon Regiment

1st Militia Brigade – stationed in Radstock (Under command of Duke of Cornwall)
5 Militia Battalions

2 Companies of Artillery (medium) - Stationed in Lyndhurst
1 Company of Artillery (heavy) - stationed in Lyndhurst

A special Command was created under the newly promoted General James Anders, he was to command the Royal Guard which consists of
Royal Guards Brigade
1st Foot Guard Regiment =1st Foot Guards, 2nd Foot Guards

1st Royal Guard Cavalry Brigade
2nd Regiment Dragoon Guards
3rd Regiment Dragoon Guards

Another command was established in London it would be of under General Sir Clive Abercrombie, his command would consist of:-

2nd Brigade: - stationed in London
5th Foot Regiment = 4th Dukes Own, 5th Foot
6th Foot Regiment = 6th Foot, 91st Foot
7th Foot Regiment =  115th Fusiliers, 7th Fusiliers

3rd Brigade  - stationed in St Albans - Essex
8th Foot Regiment = 8th Fusiliers, 9th Fusiliers
9th Foot Regiment =  92nd Foot, 41st Foot.

2nd Dragoon Brigade – stationed in London
16th Light Horse Regiment (Dragoons)
17th Light Horse regiment (Dragoons)

3 Companies of Medium artillery – 2 in London, 1 in St Albans
2 Companies of Heavy artillery – 1 in London, 1 in St Albans

2nd Militia Brigade Stationed in St Albans- Essex
5 Militia Battalions

The Northern Command was the Cumberland region.
4th Brigade
10th Foot Regiment = 19th Foot, 20th Fusiliers
11th Foot Regiment =  21st North British Fusiliers, 97th Fusiliers

1st  Dragoon Regiment

3rd Militia Brigade
4 Militia battalions

2 companies of Medium Artillery
1 company heavy Artillery

The Midland Command army consisted of:-

5th Brigade – Stationed in Bedford
12th Foot Regiment = 10th Foot, 11th Foot
13th Foot Regiment = 93rd Foot, 33rd Foot

6th Brigade – Stationed in Oxford
14th Foot Regiment = 36th foot, 33rd Foot
15th Foot Regiment = 36th foot, 34th Foot,
2nd Light Infantry Battalion (previously 44th Foot)

4th Militia Brigade - stationed in Bedford
4 Battalions

5th Militia Brigade – stationed in Oxford
4 Battalions

4th Dragoon Brigade – Stationed in Bedford
 2nd Dragoon Regiment
3rd Dragoon Regiment

3rd Light Horse Cavalry Brigade – Stationed in Oxford
1st Regiment of Horse (Blue)
18th Light Horse Regiment

3 Companies of Medium Artillery – 2 in Oxford, 1 in Bedford

The Parliamentarian Army in England.

The Parliamentarian Army
Southern Army (Under command of Lord Bedford)
1st Brigade – stationed at Ashford (Kent)
1st Foot Regiment = 1st Foot, 2nd Foot,
2nd Foot Regiment = 3rd Buffs, 90th Foot,
10th Light infantry Battalion (previously the 114th Fusiliers)

1st Cavalry Brigade – stationed at Ashford (Kent)
1st Dragoon Regiment Parliamentarian Guards
15th Light Horse Regiment (Dragoons)
1st Romney Light Horse regiment

1st Militia Brigade – stationed at Horsham (Sussex)
6 Militia battalions

3 Companies medium artillery, 2 at Ashford, 1 company at Horsham
1 Company of Heavy artillery at Ashford

2nd Romney Brigade stationed at Southampton
3rd Foot regiment = 9th Foot, 103rd Foot
4th Militia Foot regiment – 1st Romney Militia battalion, 2nd Romney Militia Battalion
11th Light Infantry Battalion

1 Company of medium artillery at Southampton
1 Company of Light Artillery at Southampton

The Norfolk Army consisted of:-

2nd Brigade Stationed at Scole (Suffolk)
4th Foot Regiment = 12th Foot, 13th Foot,
 5th Foot regiment = 94th Foot, 111th Norfolk Foot
12th Light Infantry battalion

6th Brigade – Stationed at Cambridge
12th Foot Regiment =35th Foot. 39th Foot
13th Foot regiment = 40th Foot,113th Foot
14th Light Infantry Battalion

2nd Heavy Cavalry Brigade – Stationed at Scole
2nd regiment of Horse (Carabineers)
3rd regiment of Horse (Carabineers)

2nd Militia Brigade – stationed at Kings Lynn (Norfolk)

4 Militia battalions

6th Militia Brigade – stationed at Ipswich
4 Militia battalions

2 Companies medium artillery -  1 at Cambridge, 1 at Ipswich
1 company of Heavy artillery – 1 Cambridge

1 company of Light Artillery – Kings Lyn
2 companies of Medium Artillery - Scole
1 company of Heavy artillery – Scole

The Warwick Army consists of -

3rd Brigade – stationed at Leicester
6th Foot regiment = 14th Foot, 15th Foot,
 7th Foot Regiment = 16th Foot, 95th Foot
13th Light Infantry Battalion

4th Brigade – stationed at Warwick

8th Foot Regiment = 17th Foot, 18th Foot,
 9th Foot Regiment = 96th Foot, 121st Foot

3rd Heavy Cavalry Brigade – Stationed at Warwick
4th Regiment of Horse (Carabineers)
14th Regiment of Horse (carabineers)

3rd Militia Brigade – Stationed at Boston
4 Militia Battalions

4th Militia Brigade – Stationed at Stratford
4 Battalions of Militia
1 Battalion of Jager Militia

The Northern Army consists of -

5th Brigade – Stationed at York
10th Foot Regiment = 22nd Foot, 23rd Welsh Fusiliers,
11th Foot Regiment = 24th Foot, 98th Foot

5th Militia Brigade – Stationed at Leeds
4 Militia battalions

2 companys of medium Artillery - York

4th Light Cavalry Brigade – Stationed at York
2nd Dragoon Regiment
17th Light Horse Regiment


  1. Rather more ambitious than I had anticipated, Barry... The Light Horse Rgt, by the way, I thought would be Light dragoons, more cognate with French Chasseurs-a-cheval.

    Still, these armies will be easily manageable on even a small table... Do you have a link to how big (in terms of figures) these units are to be? You could go for small units (in terms of figures). Suppose you went for 12-figure battalions and Cav Rgts, and 1 gun per company. The Parliamentarian Northern Army would comprise 96 Foot, 24 Horse, and 2 guns each with 4 crew. At 1 figure to 50 men, that gives an army of 4800 Foot, 1200 Horse, and 400 gunners manning 16 guns (2 Coys of 8 guns).

  2. Hi

    Yes more there than originally thought but the forces are based roughly on the English TOE at the time less Garrisons and expeditionary forces. There are a few new units drawn in, especially where some commands were too weak to be realistic, but there are no more then 3 or 4 of these.

    Most battles will have a tendency to small battles for example the first clash is likely to be between Romney and Lyndhurst and will be really a one sided affair where Lyndhurst could have up to 9 Battalions, 2 Cavalry regiments and 2 Art Coys facing 4 Romney Bns I Cav regt and 1 Art coy.

    The bigger battles will be in the Midlands and these will be in the vicinity of 9-12 Bns per side.

    The armies and units will get smaller as I have allowed only limited recruiting and given the often blood thirsty nature of the rules I can see amalgamation becoming the thing to do once the attrition of the campaign gets under way.