Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Landen 1693

Today is the anniversary of this battle from the 9 Years War. Go here to see the full picture

Thursday, 24 July 2014

New Osprey

Illustrated by my mate Sean O'Brogain - go over to his blog to read more about this battle and project.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

English Civil War cavalry at Kelmarsh

Impressive...  from the big English Heritage event at the weekend. Photo by Sue Dudley

Friday, 18 July 2014

Battle of Marlborough

ECWS recreate this Wiltshire battle on 26th/27th July. Read about it here

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sealed Knot do Philips Norton at Cheriton.


The Sealed Knot at the Battle of Cheriton 2014 - photograph is by www.steveliddle.net all rights reserved

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Officers and Soldiers of French Dragoons, 1669-1749 Volume 1

This looks good - English text - thanks to Mark Price for the heads up, Book info.

English Civil War Dragoons

Thanks to Steve Stanley for this.
This is something you don't see every day - mounted ECW dragoons - here they are at Beeston castle for EH. Aston's Dragoon FB page for all you need to know and more. They really are impressive and worth checking out - they say
 Sir Thomas Aston's Dragoons is a progressive living history group portraying Royalist Dragoons of the English Civil War.
Based on the regiment raised by Sir Thom Aston for the King's cause in 1643, through primary material evidence, our approach to clothing, equine care, equipment and image of the mid 17th Century soldier in England is set high, but not at the cost of enjoying ourselves! 



Earl of Oxford's Regiment 1685

The 1685 alter ego of SK's William Waller's Lifeguard. Here they are at Colchester Military Festival recreating loyalist cavalry for 1685. Read about the regiment on Waller's webpage

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Taunton Garrison at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, July 19 and July 20


A colourful and entertaining day for all the family with drill displays, musket firing and weapons displays, plus a living history camp. Meet soldiers and rebels from 1685 when the Monmouth Rebellion took place in and around the West Country, including Wells. 11am to 5pm each day.
Read more at http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/15-events-Somerset-July-summer-s-guide/story-21324126-detail/story.html#S4Z9DWGTyRpeHQrD.99

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Battle of Sedgemoor 1685

Tonight and early tomorrow is the anniversary of this the last battle on English soil. Wiki
Apparently the SK are doing Sedgemoor next July it being the 330th. From a personal point of view my first ever reenactment as a participant was in 1985 doing 1685 so I am interested in popping along. The image above is of Dumbarton's and is by Stephen Walsh for the Osprey 'Matchlock Musketeer'.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Cromwell's Cavalry in 1/72

These are being released in about a month's time from Waterloo 1815