Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Death of Charles XII 1718


Today's anniversary is the death of the Swedish King. Shot in the head while besieging Frederiksten. 

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Caroliners. Svenska Lif: Compagniet

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Fotograf: Tony Persson VLT

Drilling outside the church, in Badelunda, Västerås. 

Appropriately enough, we had our drill next to the church, just like the soldiers did during the Carolean era. 

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Banal Grenz Infanterie Regiment

 This Czech group are good. Contact them through their Facebook page.

Grenz infantry from 1762

Thanks to Donnie of Austrian reenacting for these.
Grenz infantry

Sunday, 21 November 2021

French pikeman of 1677

 Yves Martin has found on BNF some French playing cards depicting the ranks of the army from 1677. To see more go to my War of the Grand Alliance Facebook page. This is showing the elusive classical helmet. Love to find an original of this.

Russian Great Northern war reenactors


More here at their Facebook page

IR von Esterhazy. Trakošćan Castle

 Thanks to Vladimir Brnardić for this.

'Trakošćan Castle is located in northern Croatia (in the Varaždin County) that dates back to the 13th century. Among other treasures it has well preserved hand painted wallpapers that feature Austrian infantry and cavalry troops from 1749/1750. Between them is 37 line infantry regiment under command of Josip Kazimir Drašković when he was a colonel of it as well as one Hungarian and Grenz infantry regiment and dragoon and hussar squadrons. Soldiers uniforms, equipment and flags as well as the formation of individual units and their parts are all faithfully represented. Of interest is the regimental band.'

IR von Esterhazy. Trakošćan Castle. Priest and officers with orchestra in the middle, sappeurs in the back. On the left grenadiers, on the right musketeers.