Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monmouth Rebellion

Over at the League of Augsburg's blog are some interesting 1685 photos. This also reminds me to remind you to watch the Walking Through History's England's Last Battle documentary - it was very good and will only be up on 4 on demand for a limited time.
Next year will be a big year for the Rebellion with a major reenactment by the Sealed Knot in July as well as other events by groups like the Taunton Garrison. Watch this space.Or join my Facebook group...

Friday, 12 December 2014

Watteau 'Soldiers marching'

Good colour reference for painting French figures

Thursday, 11 December 2014

15th Light Dragoons

This regiment was the first in the British Army to have a battle honour - in this case Emsdorf.

John Floyd by David Morier c1768

Biography of this officer of the 15th Light Dragoons here

The Charge of the 15th Light Dragoons at Emsdorf by David Rowlands

Print here
Read about it here

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Marlburian bayonet

A rare drawing of a Marlburian by Marcellus Laroon.