Saturday, 28 September 2013

Highlander by Delacour

Not too sure who this is but there are some interesting figures in the background.More Highland pictures on my Flintlock and tomahawk blog

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Trooper Thomas Brown of Bland's King's Own Dragoons rescues the Guidon at the Battle of Dettingen

More about Dettingen and the fight for the standard here
Actually I have just found out that I covered this in 2012 but it wasn't such a good repro of the print so I will leave it up. The perils of blogging over a long period of time. 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Prestonpans 2013 photos

Here's the first set of photos to emerge. Looks like it was a good weekend...well done to all participants.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Prestonpans 1745

Today is the anniversary of this battle which took only 10 minutes. Wiki
The reenactment up in Edinburgh will presumably be a bit longer...
Listen to Hey Johnny Cope here

Friday, 20 September 2013

Cumberland's Culloden Army 1745-6

This Osprey by Stuart Reid and Gerry Embleton looks worth getting especially if you have the Redbox 1/72 Government troops.
I thought this chapter of interest: Foreign units: Hanoverian hussar escort – Hessian grenadiers and hussars – Dutch grenadiers and artillery – Swiss infantry

Sunday, 15 September 2013

BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2013 Promotional Video

Next weekend - 20-22 September-  website here

Friday, 13 September 2013

British cavalry in the mid 18th century David Blackmore

This book looks good - colour pics too. Must get one.

British Cavalry in the Mid-18th Century
David Blackmore
ISBN: 1-85818-503-3
112 pages (including over 30 colour plates)
168mm x 248mm

The British army of the mid-eighteenth fought two major European wars between 1740 and 1763 as well as dealing with the Jacobite Rebellion at home. The battle honours of the period include such names as Dettingen, Minden and Warburg. The cavalry played a major role in all these campaigns and this book sets out to describe how they were uniformed, equipped and mounted and how they operated.
The author runs the Living History Group Cobham's Dragoons

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Royal Artillery in the '45

By G Embleton from Like Hungry Wolves
More recently G Embleton interpreted the uniform differently (although its an officer) in Cumberland's Culloden Army:

Royal artillery by Morier

Pretty good source material for the Royal Artillery - David Morier, the British artillery train at the camp of Roermond (Flanders) in 1748
.More Morier paintings

Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Andrew Hillhouse Collection of 1745 Battle Paintings

Thomsomfeld found these paintings around the subject of Prestonpans.This one is
1. The Highlanders March at Night through the Riggonhead Defile [this is re-enacted every year now!]

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Redcoats at Bromsgrove

Here are photos by Kevin Wolf of last weekends 1745 event at Avoncroft. The regiments depicted are the 13th (Pulteneys) and 68th (Lambtons).
Below is a slideshow by Kevin Wolf of his photographs. Worth a butchers....