Monday, 13 September 2021

Svenska Lif:Compagniet

 Facebook page here @svenskalifcompagniet

They say 'This past weekend, Svenska Lif:Compagniet participated in the event "Nordisk Stormaktstid" on Bohus Fortress.
It was fun to be able to have a larger event again after the pandemic.
Also, on a great historical location.
We had some time to train with the regulations made for the Swedish army in 1701'.
📸 : Maria Ekström, Conny Kristoffersson, Christian Dywik, Göran Medin, Johan Robach.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

New teasers from Strelets-R (1/72 WSS)

I think these are Bavarian firing line. Looking good.


Malplaquet 1709

 Today's anniversary is this battle. The bloodiest battle of the 18th century. 

The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene Entering the French EntrenchmentsLouis Laguerre

Friday, 10 September 2021

Avanpost 28mm Thirty years war lancers

Some early TYW armies had lance armed cavalry. 

 Get them from Mezzer's miniatures in the UK.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Jacobite Rising Conference 2021

 As mentioned in a comment by Ronnie here are the details of the Prestonpans conference.

Monday, 6 September 2021

Friday, 3 September 2021

Battle of Prestonpans - Re-enactment Weekend 2021

from A date for your diary! – Battle of Prestonpans 1745 (

From Forever Edinburgh

 18 September 2021 - 19 September 2021

  • £3.00 - £5.00 per person + booking fee
  • Greenhills, Prestonpans

Hosted by the Scottish Battlefields Trust and the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust, witness for yourself a spectacular weekend of living history and battle re-enactment displays as the two warring factions of the Jacobites and Redcoats meet for the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans.

Amongst the military action, there will be opportunities to explore the two military camps, talk to the soldiers to find out about life on the battlefield and watch as they train for the battle ahead of them. Then stand back and watch the full force of the encounter unfold…

There will be loud bangs and smoke from musket and cannon fire during demonstrations. Children must be supervised at all times and dogs must be kept on leads at all times. By entering the event field, you are confirming your understanding that battle re-enactments can be dangerous and you will not cross any safety barriers.

Visitors should note that this is an open air event, therefore please dress according to the weather conditions.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate or online in advance>