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ENGLISH CIVIL WAR PARLIAMENTARIAN

Historical Overview

All Parliamentarian armies other than the New Model Army.


Although the Parliamentarians had a clear advantage in financial resources and manpower over the Royalists, most of their forces were raised by local associations of counties, and could rarely be used far from their homes. As early as 2 July of that year, Sir William Waller discovered that his London-based units were refusing to campaign further afield, and wrote, "An army compounded of these men will never go through with your service, and till you have an army merely your own that you may command, it is in a manner impossible to do anything of importance."

There was also increasing dissension among Parliament's generals in the field. Parliament suspected that many of its senior officers, who were mainly Presbyterians, were inclined to favour peace with King Charles, and were conducting operations half-heartedly as a result. The Earl of Manchester was one of the prominent members favouring peace, but his Lieutenant General, Oliver Cromwell, strongly advocated fighting the war to the finish. Manchester and Cromwell clashed publicly over this issue several times. Parliament's senior commander, the Earl of Essex, was also suspected of lack of determination and was on poor terms with his subordinates. The tensions among the Parliamentarian generals became a bitter public argument after the Second Battle of Newbury. Some of them believed that King Charles's army had escaped encirclement after the battle through inaction on the part of some commanders.
On 19 November 1644, the Parliamentarian Eastern Association of counties announced that they could no longer meet the cost of maintaining their forces, which at the time provided about half the field force available to Parliament. In response, Parliament directed the Committee of Both Kingdoms, the cabinet-like body that oversaw the conduct of the War (and which included several experienced officers), to review the state of all Parliament's forces. On 19 December, the House of Commons passed the Self-denying Ordinance, which prevented members of the Houses of Lords and Commons from holding any military office. Originally a separate matter from the establishment of the New Model Army, it soon became intimately linked with it. Once the Self-denying Ordinance became Law, the Earls of Manchester and Essex, and other Presbyterian members of Parliament and peers, were removed from command in the field.

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Name and Date
650AO list from Farnborough 2013
Combined Parliamentarian and Scots army
  • Pike & Shotte, Poor
  • Pike & Shotte, Poor
  • 2 Frame Guns
  • Pike & Shotte, Average
  • Pike & Shotte, Average
  • Pike & Shotte, Average
  • 4 Scottish Pistol-armed Horse,
  • 4 Parliamentarian Determined Horse, Armoured, Average, Pi/Pi
  • 4 Parliamentarian Determined Horse, Armoured, Superior, Pi/Pi
  • 4 Parliamentarian Determined Horse, Armoured, Average, Pi/Pi
  • 2 Commanded Shotte

Geoff Punshon's 800AP list from Central London Southern League 2013
  • 1 Horse Horse Armoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 2 Horse Horse Armoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 3 Horse Horse Armoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 4 Ironsides Dt Horse Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 5 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 6 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 7 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 2 Cmd Shot
  • 8 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 2 Cmd Shot
  • 9 Artillery Artillery Unarmoured Average Med Art 2
  • 10 Foot #1 MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 10 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 11 Foot #2 MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 11 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 12 Foot #3 MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 12 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 13 Foot #4 MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 13 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 14 Foot #5 MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 14 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 15 Foot #6 MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 15 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 16 Foot #7 MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 16 HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 17 Foot #8 MF Unarmoured Poor Musket 4
  • 17 HF Unarmoured Poor Pike Pike 2

Tim Myall's tweaked list from Central London Southern League 2013 (it initially had too many Medium guns for the list). THis is still illegal as it contains Cuirassiers and Ironsides. List checker error!
  • GC and 2 x TC
  • 1 Dragoons Dragoon Armoured Average Musket 4
  • 2 Foot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 2 Foot HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 3 Foot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 3 Foot HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 4 Foot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 4 Foot HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 5 Horse Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 6 Horse Horse Unarmoured Poor Carbine Pistol 4
  • 7 Cuirassiers Horse Hvy Armd Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 8 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 2 Cmd Shot
  • 9 Eastern Association Horse Dt Horse Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 10 Eastern Association Horse Dt Horse Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 11 Horse Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 12 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Poor Musket 2 Cmd Shot
  • 13 Foot MF Unarmoured Poor Musket 4
  • 13 Foot HF Unarmoured Poor Pike Pike 4
  • 14 Foot - Detached Shot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4 Detached Unit
  • 15 Field Artillery Artillery Average Light Art 2
  • 16 Field Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2

800AP Parliamentarian list
  • 1 Foote Regiments HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 1 Foote Regiments MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 2 Foote Regiments HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 2 Foote Regiments MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 3 Foote Regiments HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 3 Foote Regiments MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 4 Horse Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 5 Veteran Foote Regiments HF Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
  • 5 Veteran Foote Regiments MF Unarmoured Superior Musket 4
  • 6 Foote Regiments HF Unarmoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 6 Foote Regiments MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 7 Horse Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 8 Commanded Shotte MF Unarmoured Average Musket 2 Cmd Shot
  • 9 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 9 Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2
  • 10 Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2
  • 11 Horse Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 12 Eastern Association Dt Horse Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 13 Eastern Association Dt Horse Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4

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