Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Marlborough's victories playing cards 1707


Been looking for the playing cards by Robert Spofforth celebrating Churchill's successes - as that's another contemporary depiction of troops from the time - there's some here where you can buy posters - this image of Tallard being taken prisoner back to England is interesting in its depiction of English grenadiers. You can buy facsimile packs of this set of cards here . Ideal for card-based WSS games methinks.

1 comment:

lgpp1709 said...

VERY good sourse! Thanks for that, Ralph.

Another period depiction of English grenadier can be found in a pront "English General eternized" ca 1706
http://pike.services.brown.edu/repository2/repoman.php?verb=render&id=115354978976202