Sunday 19 October 2014

website for the Queen's regiment

Go to for images and text for the Marlburian redcoats. Facebook page here
The Queen's Regiment will be making it's second appearance at Hampton Court Palace on the 25th & 26th October 2014 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of King George I's accession to the throne,

Syr John Owens Regiment of Foote

 This is a great ECW project. Lots of work gone into investigating the appearance of Charles' Oxford army with new gear being made and excellent illustrations like this one from the late great Richard Scollins from an old Military Modelling. FB page here

Ramillies 1706

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Saturday 11 October 2014

Thursday 9 October 2014

New book from David Blackmore

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army's victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely credited to its infantry's particularly effective and deadly firepower. For the first time, David Blackmore has gone back to original drill manuals and other contemporary sources to discover the reasons behind this.

This book employs an approach that starts by considering the procedures and practices of soldiers in a given period and analyses those in order understand how things were done and, in turn, why events unfolded as they did. In doing so, he has discovered a specifically British set of tactics, which created this effectiveness and allowed it to be maintained over such a long period, correcting many of the misconceptions about British infantry firepower in the age of the musket and linear warfare in a major new contribution to our understanding of an important period of British military history.

Barry's little Scanian War project Part 1 - HOW IT STARTED

Monday 6 October 2014

Seven Years War at Terezin

Last weekend was the time when all the Czech SYW groups get together at Terezin, a fortress, for a last battle before the season ends and I always look forward to seeing the photos. More here