Saturday 18 June 2011

Barry Lyndon armies

This blog has a good project - recreating the forces in the Kubrick classic with Minden miniatures. Gale's regiment of foot are first off the mark.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Virtual Museum of the WSS

Excellent site on the Iberian peninsula's aspect of the war of Spanish Succession here

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Warfare Miniatures and BLB2

Check out this blog for images and so forth of a new (to me) range of 28s for the late 17th century. On the same blog is the new artwork for Beneath the Lily Banners 2nd edition so fill yer boots.

Saturday 11 June 2011

The landing of the Duke of Monmouth 1685

Today (June 11th) is the day Monmouth landed at Lyme Regis to begin his rebellion in the West Country. Image from Look and Learn. The Monmouth Rebellion was the last popular uprising in England and Sedgemoor the last pitched battle on English soil. Unless you live in Preston...

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Late 17th century further reading

I've had a request from a blog reader for a book list. Covering the 50 year period of Louis XIV and Charles II - so in general the late 17thc early 18th. What books would you recommend? My first thought was John Lynn's 'Wars of Louis XIV' but covering military, politics and so on what would be of use? Maybe I would suggest David Chandler's Art of War in the Age of Marborough..what else?