Sunday 27 March 2016

The London Lobsters

Images Benedict Luxmoore
Siege! Bolsover castle 1st and 2nd of May
I am very impressed with this brand new UK project. Making their debut at Bolsover Castle 1st and 2nd of May.
Contact here
London Lobsters wiki here

Friday 25 March 2016

Uniforms of the Thirty Years War © Bill Boyle, 2001

PDf of an overview of the appearance of the various TYW participants.

Aleksandr Telenik



2016 Memmingen Wallenstein 1630 festival

This summer - july 24-31 sees the ever-popular Bavarian celebration of the 30 Years War - FB page here - article with gallery of photos here


Baroque is a set of wargames rules, based on the Impetus system. The rules allow you to play with miniatures the wars that ravaged Europe from the mid XVI Cent to the end of the XVII Cent.

The book includes game rules for field battles (with examples and diagrams) and 7 army lists to start play immediately:

German Catholic (1618-32)
Swedish (1630-34)
English Royalist (1642-43)
English Parlamentarian (1642-44)
Ottoman Turk (1645-1700)
Later Imperial (1648-1700)
Later Polish (1632-1700)
Many more lists will be available soon as beta lists and in a future supplement

56 full color pages (incl. covers), A4 format. Spiral bound.
The book includes several diagrams, examples, game tips, quick reference sheets and 7 army lists.
English language.

Sunday 20 March 2016

Also for SALUTE

Also out at Salute  new fast play rules writen by Bicorne miniatures James Daniels and a joint production between Helion and Bicorne

Out for SALUTE

Thursday 17 March 2016

Dillon's Regiment

UK reenactment group recreating the Irish piquets for the 45 campaign - images here

Happy St Patrick's Day

Here's Rooth and Berwick of the Irish Brigade in 1760.

Wednesday 16 March 2016

New Monmouth Bio

About The Last Royal Rebel

James, Duke of Monmouth, the adored illegitimate son of Charles II, was born in exile the very year that his grandfather was executed and the English monarchy abolished. Snatched from his mother on his father's orders, James emerged from a childhood in the boarding houses of Rotterdam to command the ballrooms of London, the brothels of Covent Garden and the battlefields of Flanders. Pepys described him as 'the most skittish, leaping gallant that ever I saw, always in action, vaulting or leaping or clambering'.
His story is one of the bond between father and son, the power struggle between King and Parliament and the conflict between love and honour. For thirty-six years he would light up the firmament. He inspired delight and disgust, adulation and abhorrence and, in time, love and loyalty almost beyond fathoming. Louis XIV was his mentor, Nell Gwyn his protector, D'Artagnan his lieutenant, John Locke his colleague, William of Orange his confidant and John Dryden his censor.
Anna Keay partners rigorous scholarship with a storyteller's gift to enrapturing effect. She brings to life the warm, courageous and handsome Duke of Monmouth, a man who by his own admission 'lived a very dissolute and irregular life', but who was prepared to risk everything for honour and justice. His tumultuous life, culminating in his fateful invasion, provides a sweeping history of late-Stuart England, and acts as prism through which to view the turbulent decades in which England as we know it was forged
- See more at:

Saturday 12 March 2016

More Prussian grenadiers

More here

Paul Carl Leygebe - Tabakskollegium of Frederick I

More early Prussians

What we need is a sculptor who could get to grips with some of the minor participants of the GNW like Prussia, Denmark, Saxony. Any volunteers?

Friedrich Wilhelm I (Leygebe) 1706

Friedrich Wilhelm I

König Friedrich Wilhelm I. als Feldherr vor dem belagerten Stralsund (1715). Read more here


Be an interesting choice for a  GNW army would Prussia.according to the wiki

Great Northern War (1700–1721)

After the death of his father, King Frederick William I joined the coalition against the Swedish king, Charles XII, with the aim of capturing the Swedish territories in Pomerania. As a result, the Prussian occupied Stettin in 1713. In November 1714, when Charles XII took personal command of Swedish Pomerania, the Prussian Army, together with the Saxons and Danes, was able to force him back to Stralsund in 1715–16 during the Pomeranian campaign and besiege him there. After the end of the war Prussia gained Stettin, Usedom and all territories south of the Peene.

Brandenburg-Prussian Grenadier

Grenadier in double breasted coat. Breasts turned all way down. Brandenburg, 1698. By Schenk, Pieter (1660 - 1711).

Friday 11 March 2016


Kurbrandenburgischer Grenadier mit Tüllenbajonett, 1698.