Wednesday 30 May 2012

Francis Hawley 1685

This image (from here) depicts an officer of the First Foot Guards in the year of the Monmouth Rebellion. More of this sort of stuff on my Monmouth Rebellion facebook page.

Monday 28 May 2012

Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau Nieto

"Regimiento Asturias. Sangre española" (2009). Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau. Spanish military artist - see more of his work at his Facebook page

Besancon 1674

The taking of Mons 1691

Prise de Mons par Louis XIV le 9 avril 1691
Auteur :
Le Conte Sauveur (1659-1694)

Wednesday 23 May 2012

BROUAGE (17) Fete historique XVII ET XVIII , 4, 5 aout 2012

This event in western France gathers together all the 17th and 18th c groups - website

With Zeal and bayonets only

This is a great bilingual (Polish and English) blog covering partly the period of this blog WSS and more. Check it out

Siege of Maastricht

Anonymous posted this image as a response to my thread on the French classical helmet. Thanks.

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Order your pike!

I really like Legatus Hedlius' photo of the SK 1685 First Foot Guardes - more images on his blog here. I am thinking of buying some pikes. Anyone in the UK know where?

Images from 1642

Etched by Stefano della Bella  (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Published by Israël Henriet (French, Nancy ca. 1590–1661 Paris)
Dedicated to Artus Gouffier Marquis de Boissy (French, 1627–1696)
From the Compagna Santa Brigida facebook page

Sunday 20 May 2012

Jacobite Firing Line

Back many years ago I helped out in the filming of the Boyne episode of the Battlefield Britain series. Here's me on the extreme left.  I am getting interested in the war in Ireland and found it on  a BBC page about the siege of Londonderry which I recommend if you're interested in this siege.

Siege of Londonderry

Interesting image from Romeyn De Hooghe from the Rijksmuseum - found for me by Rampjaar ..thanks- lots more depictions of the siege on my Facebook page for the war of Grand Alliance.

Saturday 19 May 2012

James II before Derry

Image by Graham Turner from here. Just got a copy of the Osprey campaign book on the Battle of the Boyne by Mike McNally. A good book with some quality colour plates.

Thursday 17 May 2012


This is a really good blog. Subtitled Researching and wargaming the wars of 1560-1660 it has some interesting pieces to read on the TYW and more.

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Irish army of James II

This is a neat blog on the subject of recreating an Irish Jacobite army. There are some figure comparisons of Warfare, Front Rank and 1672 ranges so worth a look if 28mm is your scale.

Sunday 13 May 2012

The Chieftains - The Battle of Aughrim

Aughrim reenactment

On the 20-22nd July in Ireland, of course. Facebook page here

Battle of Aughrim 1691

Battle of Aughrim 1691

by Michael McNally
The History Press, 2008

I am really enjoying this book on the battle of the Williamite Wars. Well illustrated by my old mate Sean O'Brogain it is well worth tracking down. Amazon are doing it for a reduced price so if you have an interest try this book

Friday 11 May 2012

"L'Art Militaire François", 1696 de P. GIFFART, graveur du Roy

Made a slideshow of the drill postures and put them to 'Marche francaise'

Battle of Fontenoy 1745

Was fought today. So an excuse to post a pic by Rob Chapman Military Illustrator. Check his website out for more great studies. Fontenoy wiki

Thursday 10 May 2012

Reenactment of the Battle of Dynekilen

Found this excellent photo of GNW Danes on Wikimedia commons.

Russian military history 1650-1730s

Looking for some stuff on Saxon forces of the early eighteenth century and I came across this excellent bilingual blog covering the GNW and more. Check it out

Gadebusch 1712 - 2012

This 300th anniversary reenactment of the GNW battle in Germany looks superb. If you are a reenactor maybe think of taking part? Website and details here. Wikipedia on the battle here. 
Photos of the battle in miniature here at the Like a Stonewall wargames

Sunday 6 May 2012

Louis XIV reenactment

Interesting selection of photos from the early Louis XIV period here

Namur 1695

Worth looking in close up

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Giffart's L'Art Militaire

Found this 1696 French drill book in pretty much its  entirety - for pike and musket - here