Thursday 31 December 2015

Saturday 26 December 2015

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Scene from Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I"

Marcellus Laroon the Younger (1679 - 1772) Date

Husaren in Berlin 1971

DDR Spielfilm mit Manfred Krug. Am 16. Oktober 1757 wurde im Siebenjährigen Krieg (1756-1763), der auch als Dritter Schlesischer Krieg bekannt ist, eine gezielte Militaeraktion durchgeführt, in deren Verlauf die preussische Hauptstadt Berlin durch Truppen des kaiserlich-österreichischen Feldmarschall-Leutnants Reichsgraf Andreas Hadik von Futak besetzt wurde.

Portrait of a Gentleman

Completion Date: c.1750

Thursday 17 December 2015

New English Civil War title

'Just published in association with the Battlefields Trust: The Civil War in Wessex. Alan is of course a long-standing member of the Trust and in this well-illustrated little book he gives a fascinating introduction to the key events and places in the region. We'll be launching it at the Willis Museum, Basingstoke at 1.00pm on 9 Jan when Alan will be giving a talk. All welcome!'

Merry Christmas

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Read about it here

Sergey Petrov

Russian Cavalry Grenadiers 1757
 This Russian artist has done some really good cavalry portraits, mostly on the march, for the Seven Years War era. See more of them Here

Sunday 13 December 2015

Austrian Cuirassier

Kürassier in Marschadjustierung zu Pferd, um 1750/60 (HGM)
Johann Christian Brand (1722-1795)

Saturday 12 December 2015

Highlanders and Scots designed for use in the period 1675-1698

Great news. From Warfare - here

"From Breadalbane to Brucker Muhl: Scottish Highland Soldiers in Hesse 1759 - 62"

Details and contents here
This book looks interesting - about the highland soldiers of both the British and French - the reactions of the locals and their campaigns in the SYW.

Black Watch in Flanders

Interesting page on the Black Watch in the WAS.

Friday 11 December 2015

Wargaming Glen Shiel 1719

Article here.  Includes OOBs and info on the Spanish and Dutch who took part.

Black Watch and Pulteney's

Back in the late 90s at Kirby Hall. Good times.

The New Highland Military Discipline of 1757, Etc.

Can't find this on the web - anyone got it?

Thursday 10 December 2015

Dumbarton's Grenadier 1685

Another old image by me.

Monmouth Rebels 1685 by Ralph Mitchard

Found this old picture I did back in the day and thought I'd scan it

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Battle Of Sedgemoor - Sealed Knot Society - 1975

Marlborough scene

Here for a GIF I made

ECW artwork of Graham Turner

On at the moment at Newark Civil War centre - read about it here with one of his pieces. Thanks to Alan Larsen for the heads up on this

Monday 7 December 2015

Submission of Wroclaw on December 21, 1757

Been looking for thi in colour but I am beginning to think its one of the art treasures lost in WW2.
Read about the siege of Breslau here

Sunday 6 December 2015

Saturday 5 December 2015

Thirty Years War

This image is from an Italian Merchant's bill that's in the Vienna Army Museum's TYW collection

Spanish Tercio at the Battle of Rocroi (1643) - From the movie Alatriste (2006)

The Victory of Fleurus 1622

This is a high-res image - pump it up to full screen for the best effect. A lot of 17thc reenactors have started thinking about the 30 Years War anniversary coming up in 2018 - could be worth gearing up for. Anyway this painting depicts this battle by this artist

Prussian SYW Grenadiers 28mm

Today's anniversary - Leuthen

Read about it here

Thursday 3 December 2015

Attention Italian Readers

On the 4th of December there starts a unique exhibition in Milan. It's the recreation of the uniforms and equipment of the Maison du Roi. To see what sort of thing to expect check out here
See here (Italian language)

13th Foot and the Regiment du Roi

The Battle of Guastalla 1734

Images from here where there are more

Dummy board figure from 1715-7

Details here

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Tuesday 1 December 2015

bring back any memories?

15th Light Dragoons from a corn flakes packet 1970

Monday 30 November 2015

Sunday 29 November 2015

An historical record of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards or Oxford Blues ... By Edmund Packe

This book is worth a look if you like Restoration military. It tells the story of this famous regiment - here being recreated by Waller's Horse of the SK.