Friday, 18 August 2017

The Army of James II by Stephen Ede -Borrett

Ace sculptor Clibinarium emailed me with a good report on it which concludes with  Certainly worth the £20 or so I'd say.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

1/72 Austrian infantry

This set I can imagine will be popular. They presumably are from 1683 and I would imagine they could be utilised for a variety of wars. Well done to Mars for bringing them out.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Monmouth cap?

From Neumann and Kravic Collectors Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. From excavations on the New York waterfront.
There is an interesting article on Monmouths here

Olde England Grown New

Comic book adventures of a fictional English Civil war regiment. Here

Peter the Great's hat

This is the hat Peter bought when he was working in the shipyards of Amsterdam in the early 18thc. Anyone know if it's a Monmouth cap?

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Soldiers of Killiecrankie 2017

Filmed on the Killiecrankie battlefield.
Cameraman: Laurie Bowman and Chris MacDonald
Directed, edited and produced by Matt Jones.

Coming soon

Dumbarton's Drums

Dumbartons drums they sound sae bonnie,
And they remind me o my Johnnie,
Such fond delight does fall upon me,
When Johnnie kneels and kisses me.

My love he is a handsome laddie,
And though he is Dumbartons caddie,
Some day Ill be a Captains lady,
When Johnnie tends his vow tae me.
Across the fields of bounding heather,
Dumbarton sounds the hour o pleasure,
The joy I know will know no measure,
When Johnnie kneels and kisses me.
Tis he alone that can delight me,
His roving eyes they do invite me,
And when his tender arms enfold me,
The blackest night does turn and flee
Tune Here

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Scots Greys 1689

Wearing the costumes of Royal Scots Dragoons, the Soldiers of Killecrankie perform historical reenactments of scenes from the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie, fought between supporters of the Catholic Stuart King James II & VII of Scotland and the protestant William of Orange during the first Jacobite uprising       TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP
More pics here

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Minden Day

Ron Embleton cover for a 1966 edition of 'Finding Out' magazine. 
Wiki on the battle here