Sunday, 23 April 2017

Almansa 1707-2017

Event this weekend attended by WSS reenactors from all over Europe

Happy St George's Day from the Queen's Regiment

They've been reenacting Almansa 1707 in Catalonia this weekend.
Drummer Richardson

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Great Northern War Russians on the BBC

About 14 minutes in is a feature on the GNW with historian/reenactor Boris Megorsky. It's a feature about Patrick Gordon
 Boris is interviewed and they fire a volley later they get Brian Cox to fire a round

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Saturday, 15 April 2017

German mercenaries in Poland first half of the 17thc.

Artist Marek Szyszko (thanks Tom)

Campaign Marches - In The Footsteps of 17th Century Armies

New FB group for those interested in the following
'This group is intended as an aid to people who want to take to the road and experience aspects of the life on campaign in the 17th Century. Particular emphasis is on the Thirty Years War and the English Civil Wars.'
Photo by David Wilton taken on a reconnoitre of the Battle of Lansdown (ECW)

Battle of the River Lech 1632

Today's anniversary. The Battle of Rain (also called the Battle of the River Lech or Battle of Lech) was fought on April 15, 1632, as part of the Thirty Years' War. The forces involved in this conflict were 40,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus and 25,000 Catholic League troops under Johan Tserclaes, Count of Tilly.