Friday, 16 November 2018

Garde Suisses



Abither regiment that supplied troops for the descent at Carrickfergus was the Swiss Guard, Read about their SYW service at Kronoskaf

Battle of Lützen

The Battle of Lützen (16 November 1632) was one of the most important battles of the Thirty Years' War, which began with the Second Defenestration of Prague in 1618 and ended with the Peace of Westphalia in 1648.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Carrickfergus 1760

Garde Francaise 1760
Did you know there was an descent ( A sudden visit or attack; an onslaught:) by French forces at Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) in the Seven Years War?
A well-detailed description of the events and the forces involved are at Kronoskaf SYW project.
there were 300 men of the Garde Francaise and Garde Suisse
     
Francois Thurot Privateer



Thursday, 8 November 2018

Eureka Miniatures forthcoming British civil war figures

'A sneak peek at our forthcoming 18mm ECW range.

So, why yet another English Civil War range? This perennial subject has been covered by just about every manufacturer since time began. Eureka itself already has a 28mm limited range covering Montrose’s Scots and Irish. Is there any room in the burgeoning marketplace for another?
The answer, we believe, is a resounding yes.
The thinking behind this project was to bring a high-quality ECW range to 18mm. This scale is far less populous ground than 28mm and when you have a sculptor the likes of the incredible Alan Marsh at your disposal, the opportunity to create an 18mm range to rival most 28’s becomes a challenge to be met full tilt.
Our goal was to create as complete a range as possible with all the pose, apparel, and weapon variants required to stage truly epic recreations of your favourite Civil War battles.
You’ll find all the scope you need to create impressive mass infantry formations (and at this scale your pike blocks can be more than just representational. Hedgehog, anyone?).
But it is the cavalry that we think is really going to impress. We are producing a truly BIG number of cavalry variants for you to sweep the table with.
We wanted to accurately capture the flavour of this particularly unique conflict and that meant lots of horse flesh on the kitchen tab – er, battlefield.
All troop types are being covered and there will even be some personalities to dress things up just right.
We’re very excited by the potential of this range and judging by what we’ve seen so far from Mr. Marsh’s bench, we (and you) are not going to be disappointed.'

Wargames Research Group


Getting a little excited by the forthcoming figures from Khurasan I started thinking about rules and dug these out. I used these a lot in the 80s as you can tell by the food stains and so forth on them. 

White Mountain 1620

Anniversary today of this two hour battle.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_White_Mountain

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Khurasan Miniatures 1670s range - first look

 15mm, They say
'First look at a paintup of our 1670s range. This is the Duke of Monmouth, commander of the English forces sent by Charles II to assist Louis XIV in his war against the Amsterdam Dutch and the Rotterdam Dutch and all the other damn Dutch.' 
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