Friday 31 March 2017

Devereux's pikes c1987

This was when I was in the ECWS in the pikes. Devereux's are recruiting for the coming season - FB page here

Thursday 30 March 2017

Portrait of an officer

"Portrait of an Officer" by Michael Dahl (1690-1695) in the Royal Collection, UK - From the curators' comments: "The sitter could be a member of the family of Frederick, Duke of Schomberg (1615-90), but cannot be identified with any certainty. The sitter is an officer, wearing a red coat with breastplate over it, a sash with gold fringing at the waist; right hand holds a baton, the left on his sword hilt; a cavalry action appears in the left background."

Saturday 25 March 2017

Wenceslaus Hollar pictures of the Tangiers garrison c1669-73

A detailed drawing of Major Palmes Fairbome aged 34 and wearing Full Dress. Made by the distinguished artist Wenceslaus Hollar during a visit to Tangier in 1669, and incorporated by him into a large watercolour in the Print Room of the British Museum.
Here for more
If you want to find out more about the Tangier garrison then this account by Halkett is worth reading.

Queen Anne movie in production

'The favourite' is currently in production. Imdb

Monday 20 March 2017

With Fire and Sword (1999)

A prequel to the Deluge (1974) which I posted about - wiki  With Fire and Sword here


Tercios It is a new historical wargame that will allow us to recreate the great battles of the Thirty Years’ War. The game was developed by El Kraken Released, team, and is edited by Design & Edits WxW Co.
There are 2 different versions of Tercios: Liber Militum: The full version Brevis Editio: Short Version, synthesized and free.
Models here

Thursday 16 March 2017

A real-life Barry Lyndon

A two-part blog from Neil Cogswell, who edited the lead title Lobositz to Leuthen and is now working on the follow-up volume. Neil’s books are based on the papers of Horace St Paul, an English volunteer with the Austrian army, and in the blogs he tells us more about the Barry Lyndon-esque life of his hero.

Part I:
Part II:

Monday 13 March 2017

This summer in Lyme Regis

 June 11th 1685. The Duke of Monmouth lands at Lyme Regis with 83 men to
 raise a Protestant army against James II, and begin what was to be
England’s last rebellion against the Crown. Five weeks later and with a
3000-strong army swelled by dissenting men and women from Devon, Dorset
and Somerset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on
 English soil, and to take the first step towards modern democracy.

 This new play will be staged during the last three weekends of July
2017 as our next Community Play with an expected cast and crew of 100
people, in partnership with the Arts University Bournemouth.

Performances (times to be confirmed) will be on:

Friday 7th July
Saturday 8th July
Sunday 9th July
Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July
Saturday 15th July

 In the build up to 'Monmouth' there’s a host of talks, films and events
 throughout the Spring at the Marine exploring the history behind the
play in our ‘Monmouth Events’ series (see for details).

Sunday 12 March 2017

Ramillies in 10mm

From the Pendraken FB page where there's more. Some pics of the Ramillies game at WMMS today, put on by the Stafford club. Buildings are Total Battle Miniatures

Bombardement van Geldern, 1703, Jan van Huchtenburg, naar D. de Bodt, 1703

Saturday 11 March 2017

Wars of Louis Quatorze Pinterest page

Check my page dedicated to the era of Louis XIV
Ralph Mitchard in 1988