The sea officers were offended when they saw the whole effective power of the nation in the hands of the new model army.
At all events, the new model army was being brought into shape in the spring of 1645.
There was much talk at the time of a "new model army" similar in type to the wonderful creation of Oliver Cromwell.
In these negotiations the new model army soon began to take a most active part.
A regiment of cavalry in the new model army numbered 600 men.
The new model army usually sent for siege guns only when they were needed for particular service.