Friday, 19 July 2019

Battle of Kliszów 1702

Battle fought today between Sweden and the Saxons. Wiki

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Landsknechts On Campaign Marion Mcnealy

I very occasionally post 16th century things. This new book has been getting good reports from pike and shot friends so I thought I would post about it. This is a collection of woodcuts. Apparently it will eventually be on Amazon at the moment it's preorders
If you are interested the author has a blog.

Battle of Chiari 1701

Battle of Chiari, by Jan van Huchtenburg.
The Battle of Chiari was fought on 1 September 1701 during the War of the Spanish Succession. The engagement was part of Prince Eugene of Savoy's campaign to seize the Spanish controlled Duchy of Milan in the Italian peninsula, and had followed his victory over Marshal Catinat at the Battle of Carpi in July. Marshal Villeroi replaced Catinat as commander of the Franco–Spanish–Savoyard forces in the theatre, carrying with him orders from King Louis XIV to push the Imperialists out of Italy. Foreseeing Villeroi's intention of attacking at any price, Eugene entrenched himself in front of the small fortress of Chiari, and waited for the attack. In a battle that lasted several hours the Austrians inflicted heavy casualties on Villeroi's forces, gaining an overwhelming victory. The campaign established Eugene in Lombardy, and helped to persuade the Maritime Powers to come to the aid of the Emperor. Within a week of the battle England, the Dutch Republic, and Leopold I, had signed the second treaty of the Grand Alliance.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Roundway Down 1643

Today's anniversary is this Parliamentary defeat. Figures are 1/32 A Call to Arms Haselrigge's lobsters. Find them on eBay.

Thursday, 11 July 2019