Sunday 29 January 2017

English Civil War activities

Sorry for not mentioning this before but its a big ECW weekend with the Sealed Knot doing the battle of Nantwich and the King's Army doing their Whitehall march to commemorate the execution of Charles I.

Sunday 22 January 2017

Monmouth’s Blue Regiment in 10mm

This blog is very good.

Wargaming the English Civil Wars on the Celtic Fringe (1638-1690): the 17th century in 10mm
Monmouth's Blue Regiment in 10mm. Also here

10mm English Civil War

I have always had a desire to recreate the look of the pictures from the Anglia Rediviva picture of Naseby
Description of the Armies of Horse and Foot of His Majesties, and Sir Thomas Fairefax, his Excellency, as they were drawn into battayle at Nasbye; the Fowerteenth day of June 1645
 Mavbe 10mm is the way to go. Images from Pendraken

Anyone know of any blogs dedicated to 10mm ECW?

Tarleton's Jig on Spotify

Not the Civil War songs though. This one is from 1609 and was I think popular in the ECW

Tuscan School 1641

Un petit officier de l'infanterie.
Le portrait Carlo de Simiane (1634-1706).
L'année 1641
Found by Дмитрий Бобровский

Friday 20 January 2017

Blake Museum Bridgwater's shop

Just a quick plug for the online store at the Museum that features Sedgemoor. Mugs books T-shirts

Thursday 19 January 2017

Almansa 1707-2017

Troops 1660

The departure of Charles II from Scheveningen, 1660
Hendrick de Meijer

On this day Thomas Venner is hung drawn and quartered

 One of his sons was a Monmouth Rebel.  Might make an interesting Donnybrook skirmish
Below from the wiki
Thomas Venner (died 19 January 1661) was a cooper and rebel who became the last leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men, who tried unsuccessfully to overthrow Oliver Cromwell in 1657, and subsequently led a coup in London against the newly restored government of Charles II. This event, known as "Venner's Rising", lasted four days (1–4 January 1661) before the Royal authorities captured the rebels. The rebel leadership suffered execution on 19 January 1661.

VENNERS Uprising

Tuesday 17 January 2017

New for spring 2017 from Helion books

This looks fantastic. Can't wait.

Swedish GNW officers dress by Sergey Shamenkov

Go here to see a well illustrated work on Swedish officer's dress

Officer of Jonkopings regiment
Drawing by Sergey Shamenkov

Monday 16 January 2017

Fontenoy - Osprey for May 2017

Mike McNally and Sean O'Brogain.
A disputed succession to the Austrian throne led to general war between the leading powers of Europe in 1740, with France, Spain and Prussia on one side, and Britain, Habsburg Austria and the Dutch Republic on the other. While fighting occurred across the globe, the bloodiest battles were fought on the European continent, with none more costly than the battle of Fontenoy in 1745.
Fearing an encirclement of France by a resurgent Habsburg-controlled Austria, the French commander Marshall Saxe planned to overrun the Austrian Netherlands, thereby dealing a decisive blow against their enemy's ability to wage war. Saxe's army, the cream of the French military, invaded and set up a defensive position at Fontenoy, near Tournai - daring his enemies to knock him off his perch. This title, beautifully illustrated with full colour plates, is an in-depth study of the British Duke of Cumberland's attempt to assault Saxe's position. It focuses on the inability of allied leaders to coordinate their attacks and how Cumberland came within a whisker of achieving a major victory.

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Monday 9 January 2017

Pendraken League of Augsburg 10mm

 Buy them here

I have a FB forum the War of the Grand Alliance which covers Louis XIV Marlborough GNW etc. and these figures came up and I thought I should post some more about them as they are one of the best ranges for the Williamite/ 9 Years War period.
First up are some lovely painted French on this blog

As you can see the Scythemen look great for Monmouth.
Cavalry images here 
More greens here

Friday 6 January 2017

Ralph Mitchard in 60s Frome

Derek Gill local historian and teacher at Milk Street School let me wear this armour and photographed the event.

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Bruno Mugnai English Civil War Pikemen

Bruno Mugnai is an up and coming and in-demand military illustrator for the periods covered by this blog. This is a work in progress sneak preview for a 2nd Edition of Old Robin's Foot published by Partizan Press. The first edition was excellent so I am definitely getting this edition. 'Old Robin' by the way is the Earl Of Essex.

Sunday 1 January 2017