Thursday 31 August 2017

Dutch drillbook of 1673

Edwin over at Rampjaar 1672 found this free ebook. It's in Dutch but there's a lot pike and shot pics to enjoy and it's free!

Edwin has noticed that the pikemen and musketeers appear to be wearing different coats.

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Moskow 17thc event The Russo-Polish War 1654-1667

Photo by Vladimir Besperstov
Its a funny coincidence that the weekend the Royal Armouries had a Polish cavalry display a group of Aston's from the UK travelled to Russia to take part in a 17thc event recreating a siege from the border wars between Poland and Russia. Go here to see and find out more.

Friday 25 August 2017

The Sealed Knot - SCAMPSTON HALL - Civil War Battle Reenactment

The largest Civil War event in the UK this year will bring together Sealed Knot members from around the country and our members who travel from abroad to give you an experience you'll be talking about for years to come.

Cannon will Roar and the sound will reverberate across the Parkland surrounding this magnificent house. Musketeers will face their foes and fire volleys across the battlefield, Pikemen will grunt and groan with effort as the fight at 'point' and close into 'push. Cavalry will fight with sword as they charge to face the enemy. Drums will interpret the Orders of the Officers into sound and Ensigns will proudly flourish Regimental and Brigade Colours. Details here

Monday 21 August 2017

Friday 18 August 2017

The Army of James II by Stephen Ede-Borrett

Ace sculptor Clibinarium emailed me with a good report on it which concludes with  Certainly worth the £20 or so I'd say.

Wednesday 16 August 2017

1/72 Austrian infantry

This set I can imagine will be popular. They presumably are from 1683 and I would imagine they could be utilised for a variety of wars. Well done to Mars for bringing them out.

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Monmouth cap?

From Neumann and Kravic Collectors Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. From excavations on the New York waterfront.
There is an interesting article on Monmouths here

Olde England Grown New

Comic book adventures of a fictional English Civil war regiment. Here

Peter the Great's hat

This is the hat Peter bought when he was working in the shipyards of Amsterdam in the early 18thc. Anyone know if it's a Monmouth cap?

Thursday 3 August 2017

Soldiers of Killiecrankie 2017

Filmed on the Killiecrankie battlefield.
Cameraman: Laurie Bowman and Chris MacDonald
Directed, edited and produced by Matt Jones.

Coming soon

Dumbarton's Drums

Dumbartons drums they sound sae bonnie,
And they remind me o my Johnnie,
Such fond delight does fall upon me,
When Johnnie kneels and kisses me.

My love he is a handsome laddie,
And though he is Dumbartons caddie,
Some day Ill be a Captains lady,
When Johnnie tends his vow tae me.
Across the fields of bounding heather,
Dumbarton sounds the hour o pleasure,
The joy I know will know no measure,
When Johnnie kneels and kisses me.
Tis he alone that can delight me,
His roving eyes they do invite me,
And when his tender arms enfold me,
The blackest night does turn and flee
Tune Here

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Scots Greys 1689

Wearing the costumes of Royal Scots Dragoons, the Soldiers of Killecrankie perform historical reenactments of scenes from the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie, fought between supporters of the Catholic Stuart King James II & VII of Scotland and the protestant William of Orange during the first Jacobite uprising       TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP
More pics here

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Minden Day

Ron Embleton cover for a 1966 edition of 'Finding Out' magazine. 
Wiki on the battle here