Monday 30 April 2012

Vauban and Shandy - Flanders Garden Wargaming

Excellent blog that deals with Garden wargaming in the style of Tristram Shandy surrounding the Siege of Namur. This is best explained by the author so hop on over and check it out.

Sunday 29 April 2012

Grand Alliance Facebook group

I have started a Facebook group for the late 17th century warfare - especially the 9 Years War, Williamite or League of Augsburg period. Join here

News from the League of Augsburg

So it seems that the late 17th century figures sculpted by Clibinarium have been a major success and many more figures are in the pipeline including cavalry and characters. 'By the end of 2012 the range is likely to have up to 40 -45 pack codes with over 140 figure variants'. Go to the news section here

Sixteen Ninety

This is a great blog dedicated to the Williamite period - go here

Friday 27 April 2012

Books on the wars of Louis Quatorze

Was looking at the blog world and it seems some of you are a little confused as to what information is out there re the 1672 period. My first choice as a starter would be Osprey Men-at-Arms 203 - Louis XIV's Army (pic), This is a good basic start - how about the Dutch? Edwin know of any good sources for wargamers?

Thursday 26 April 2012

Tehnolog's Russian GNW

This is something that interests me - plastic 1/32 54mm GNW Russians - website here

Irregular Miniatures League of Augsburg 42mm

I like the look of this medium sized range for the late 17th century. Website here

Thursday 19 April 2012

Field of Glory

Found this gallery of covers of the renaissance era of the game system Field of Glory and must say I am intrigued by the images - anyone know anything about the series? Artwork is by Peter Dennis. This one obviously depicts French infantry - Louis XIV period. Field of Glory website

Step from the splendor of the courts of Louis XIV and Charles II to the mud and blood of Sedgemoor, the Boyne, and the battlefields of the War of the League of Augsburg with Duty and Glory, the latest Field of Glory Renaissance Companion. With historical overviews, artwork, maps, and detailed army lists for the armies of the antagonists of this period, Duty and Glory provides generals with everything they need to wage war in Western Europe in the Age of Reason.
Author: Richard Bodley Scott
Cover Artist: Peter Dennis
Price: £14.99/$24.95/CAN $27.95
Format: 242 x 190mm, 112 pages

Wednesday 18 April 2012


Northstar have been busy expanding and marketing their 1672 range. Facebook page of painted examples here.

Monday 16 April 2012

More Culloden

This reconstruction by British military artist David Rowlands.

Culloden 1746

This battle was fought today in 1746. This painting was done after the event by Swiss artist David Morier. Highland charge wiki.

Saturday 14 April 2012

Blenheim by Peter Jackson

More from the Look and Learn school of historical art. This one depicts Marlborough at the battle in 1704.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Battle of Mollwitz 1741

This battle of the war of Austrian Succession was fought today in 1741. Was one of Frederick the Great's earliest victories.Wiki here

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Battle of St Denis/Mons 1678

Edwin from the Rampjaar 1672 blog found this great Romeyne de Hooghe picture of the Duke of Monmouth and William of Orange for my new Monmouth Rebellion facebook page - I can't help pinching it for this blog. Thanks Edwin