Watercolour by Richard Simkin, 1900 (c).
Monday, 3 August 2020
Saturday, 1 August 2020
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Monday, 27 July 2020
Suzdal Infantry Regiment, 1763-1775. (summer-spring autumn option). This regiment was from 1763 commanded by Suvorov. Reconstructions by Sergey Minchenkov of Smolensk. Read about this regiment in the SYW on Kronoskaf. This reconstruction is from the Catherine II period.
Thursday, 23 July 2020
I would say the nature of this book is detailed military history - a particular good feature of this book is the many skilled maps of the events and skirmishes. Ideal for wargamers. I would say this is probably the most detailed book on the Rebellion out there - I believe it has taken many years to put this together and it shows by being full of useful information. Of course it's not just archives that feature in this book the author has been out travelling and visiting the sites of events photographing them and this is a another useful feature.
I feel like I have learnt a lot about the Monmouth episode that I didn't know so full marks for that. It has a lively style that keeps you reading and seeing what happens next. The colour plates are very good and useful as well as the many monochrome images from the era that pepper the text. If you have an interest in the events of 1685 then this book should be on your shelves.