Tuesday 30 September 2014

Queen Anne’s regiment

 Had this email this morning and you can bet it made me very happy - hope you enjoy the pictures and news as much as I did. This is a great development

'My mate Lance (of Galloping Major miniatures) has recommend your blogs, I’ve enjoyed reading them!

We are both members of a new unit created for the period 1705 to 1715. We recreate the Queen Anne’s regiment, which became the 8th foot. Our first event was at Hampton Court to celebrate the arrival of George 1 in 1714, back in Easter this year.  We have another event at Hampton Court on the 26th & 27th October. I’ve attached a couple of pictures for you. Hope they are of interest.
We don’t have a website as yet, we have been too busy researching and making kit!
Hope you like the pictures!

Hopefully we will be at more events next year.


Derek Richardson

Monday 29 September 2014

New releases from Minden miniatures

There's some interesting new figures on the Alte Fritz blog. One is a gout ridden Maurice de Saxe in his litter supported by Uhlans de Saxe. This has got to be this year's most interesting personality figure. Also new and worth checking out are the Cuirasiers du Roi. So something for french forces everywhere... Also while you're there look at the Kickstarter Project on the artillery equipment.

New releases for Northstar's 1672 range

Civilians and the Bishop of Munster have been released. Facebook page

Wednesday 24 September 2014

French from Black Hussar Miniatures

This German manufacturer of 28mm SYW miniatures have some good product out there - newest on the shelves is the French - look well researched and executed. Facebook page
Blog post on the research on the French

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Outlander (TV series) redcoats

It's a good thing that the new TV series about a woman travelling back in time to the Scotland of the 1740s wasn't being screened in the run up to the referendum as the depiction of the English is terrible. Take your typical bad guy - Sheriff of Nottingham's men, the English in Braveheart and the Patriot and you have an idea of what they're like. People believe things they see on the tv....there should be more balance but I suppose the series isn't aimed at me - my wife's enjoying it. I am cringeing...

Prestonpans 1745-2014

All photos by Ruth Watson. These photos appeared on the Lace Wars FB page and I thought you'd like a look. Top is some of the 10th (Cobhams) Dragoons. Excellent unit. Second is the Highland charge hitting home. Third pic is one of the Edinburgh City Guard running for his life. Bottom is the Hanoverian troops volleying. List of participant groups

Monday 22 September 2014

Sedgemoor wargame

Go here to see photos of a great 28mm game. The Like a Stone wall wargames group made it.

Sunday 21 September 2014

Sir Jacob Astley's Battalia

 This group have a great Facebook page with lots of old paintings of battles and skirmishes from the 17thc - like this one...
FB page here

Free Jacobite Rebellion rules

Here (pdf) - look good

Today in 1745

Photo from the recent reenactment by Mark Price. Good Jacobite unit - plenty of muskets.

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Culloden wargames day

Something for North of the Border wargamers.11th October at the Culloden visitor centre. Details

Bagot's Hussars aka the Scotch Hussars

Everybody is very interested in things Scottish at the moment so I thought I would post the illustration from Like Hungry Wolves (Reid/Embleton), the Pennycuick drawing and a photo from a Lace Wars event.  Be good to see if Crann Tara have any planned for their range.

Monday 15 September 2014

Friday 12 September 2014

Pulteney's at Corgarff

Meet the Garrison

Corgarff Castle, 16 September 2014, 17 September 2014, 18 September 2014

Visit Corgarff and gain an insight in to the daily life of a soldier living in the barracks in 1750 as the redcoat soldiers occupy the castle. Wander through the camps and listen to the soldier's tales.

Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Included in the normal admission price. Tickets can be purchased on the day.


Corgarff Castle Location:
Region – North and Grampian

Sheriffmuir 1715

'Sheriffmuir 1715 is the military history of a doomed Jacobite rising in Scotland, which enjoyed far more public support and arguably far more chance of success than Bonnie Prince Charlie's attempt 30 years later. Unlike the '45, the uprising which culminated in the brutal battle of Sheriffmuir was very much a Scottish affair, fought without either French troops or assistance, and unashamedly aimed at reversing the hated Union with England and re-asserting Scotland's independence. However, in this lively new study by acclaimed military historian Stuart Reid, a completely fresh look is taken at the campaign, while the battle is reassessed in the light of a thorough knowledge of the ground and the armies which fought there.'

Thursday 11 September 2014

Saturday 6 September 2014

The Guilde

If you have an interest in reenacting the late 16th early 17thc at events in Europe then check out the Guilde. A new UK group but with a lot of experience - they also have a FB page.

Extract from new Seven Years War Austria book

Here for a pdf or download of 20 or so pages from the new revised profusely illustrated edition that is published by Ken Trotman.

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Royal Ecossais

This new group (started in 2011) is impressive. These photos are from this year's Fulda. The Royal Ecossais were French Scots who came over in the '45. Webpage for this German group here

Monday 1 September 2014

Jacobite reenactment this weekend

The next event for Lace Wars is a return to Wentworth Castle Gardens this weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of September. For event details follow the link. Also on Sunday only there is a special House Tour telling the Jacobite history of the site. Wentworth Castle Gardens is located between the villages of Stainborough and Hood Green, near Barnsley, about 2 miles from Junction 37 of the M1.
http://www.wentworthcastle.org/events/lace-wars-historical-re-enactment http://www.facebook.com/WentworthCastleGardens


Wiki Watched a couple of episodes of this new big budget series set in the Jacobite Rebellion. It's based on novels that tell the story of a woman who is transported back in time from the 1940s to the 1740s and finds herself in a tug of love across the divide of history. It's OK - the redcoats are the usual bad guys a la Hollywood but the settings and Scottish locations make it worth the effort. IMDB
Don't worry if you havent seen it - it's not available in this country yet - it's on in the US on Starz.

Crann Tara greens