Wednesday 18 December 2013

Season's Greetings

This enjoyable tavern scene was drawn by my talented friend Sean O'Brogain

Friday 13 December 2013

Thursday 5 December 2013

Another view of the Siege of Stettin

I think we have had this image before but never mind. Image from here

Siege of Stettin during Scanian War

Warning large file

Helsingborg 1678

Image from here

Claus Møinichen

Landung auf Rügen 1677

The Rosenberg tapestries seem to be a good place to look for Danish uniforms. From here
Invasion of Ruegen wiki

Belagerung von Wismar durch die Dänen Flugblatt 1675

Schwedisch-Brandenburgischer Krieg

Let's not forget this war that is from the same timeperiod. Wiki
caption  brandenburgischer Soldat und Schallmeienpfeiffer des Infanterieregiments „Kurfürstin Dorothea“ nach 1675

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Lund 1676

 Today is the anniversary of this Scanian war battle. Anyone out there wargame the Scanian war? Images from here

Thursday 28 November 2013

Battle of Rullion Green 1666

Wiki on this obscure Scottish battle that occurred today.

Monday 25 November 2013

Battle of Worcester 1651

Image from here. Rare to see a scene from the ECW - I've not seen this pic before. Thanks to Paul of Discover History for the chance to see it.

Saturday 23 November 2013

Saxon Army of the GNW

Die Armee Augusts des Starken im Nordischen Krieg. Interesting looking title. Anybody read it?

Friday 15 November 2013

Regiment of Sant Narcís

  A Germano-Spanish unit formed in the later part of the WSS, the "Catalans War" of 1713-14. Daniel Alfonsea got in touch with a request to feature his group so here we are. Check out the facebook page link below.
 Some of these photos are of a ceremony in Barcelona, last September, 11th - Catalonia's National Day. The others are of an exhibition in Sant Ferran Castle, in Figueres, just three weeks ago, a much more convenient background, this being a XVIII century fortification (albeit of a later date than the period we depict). You can see the troops, the officers, the colours; some drill, some ceremony.

 Facebook page here

Facebook page here

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Today In History- 1757, The Battle of Rossbach

Thanks to Thomas Payton for reminding me of this anniversary.Wiki

Thursday 24 October 2013

Khurasan Miniatures WSS French (18mm)

My photos don't do justice to these great new figures sculpted by Aussie Mike Broadbent - they are heroic 15s or 18mils but they have the detail of 25mms - definitely worth painting - (he also made Eureka's 18mm SYW range) command codes are particularly characterful which is something you don't expect in a small scale like this. The fusiliers have a belly box and flask making them ideal for the later Marlburian battles. 
Conclusion - recommended!

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Wild Geese by Thomas Payton

I am really impressed by this work by US-based artist Thomas Payton. It depicts the charge of the Regiment of Clare, Irish Brigade in the service of France, against the British Guards at the Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745. The Irish Brigade suffered some 500 casualties on the day while capturing 15 cannon, a colour of the Coldstream Guards was taken, and the attack of the Irish compelled the British Guards to retire.

Monday 21 October 2013

War of Austrian Succession 20mm

This unit in 20mm caught my eye - not sure who produces them though. See more. 
My vague plan is to use the Redbox 1/72 Government troops but who does French?

Sunday 20 October 2013

Battle of Lauffeldt

War of Austrian Succession

This war started today in 1740. Wiki here.
Often overlooked in favour of the SYW this war is like the cross between Marlborough's era and the era of Frederick the Great. Images from the 1742 Clothing book.

Monday 14 October 2013

Battle of Hochkirch 1758

German: Der Überfall bei Hochkirch am 14. Oktober 1758
Date circa 1759/60

Seven Years War reenactment at Terezin

The Czech SYW scene is captured on these photos from last weekend. It's a colourful scene with Hussars, Grenzers (pic) and all manner of SYW types.

Friday 4 October 2013

Great Northern War figures

Preview for the League of Augsburg by the excellent Clibinarium. What are you waiting for?

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Petite Guerre

If you are interested in the SYW but don't famcy painting lines and lines of troops maybe try the warfare on the fringes - Petite Guerre - the war of outposts.
  It's one of the unique factors of the SYW is that there were lots of units formed for the war away from the main army. Usually these formations were clothed differently than the main army and they would often be led by people with a colourful past and often populated by foreigners. The world of Freikorps and Chasseurs, of picquet companies and hussars and Grenzers awaits you.

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Gmundener Prachtwerk

 I have been interested for a short while on the SYW army of Hanover (Hannover) who fought as allies of the Prussians alongside the British and Hessians. I am not sure if anyone does figures for them. Anyway the  "Gmundener Prachtwerk" is the best place to start an interest in the Hanoverians alongside Reid/Embleton's Osprey Frederick the Great's Allies. Wiki
Commons wiki

Saturday 28 September 2013

Highlander by Delacour

Not too sure who this is but there are some interesting figures in the background.More Highland pictures on my Flintlock and tomahawk blog

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Trooper Thomas Brown of Bland's King's Own Dragoons rescues the Guidon at the Battle of Dettingen

More about Dettingen and the fight for the standard here
Actually I have just found out that I covered this in 2012 but it wasn't such a good repro of the print so I will leave it up. The perils of blogging over a long period of time.