Friday 31 August 2018

Great early 18thc group

Batalla de Almansa, June 2018, Ana Belén Rubio Photography

Bernat Coma tells me it's 'made up of 3 different units:

- Regimiento Jaén (Spanish)

- Voluntarios de Aragón (Spanish)
- Régiment d'Orléans (French)
(All three units are reenacted by Spanish reenactors)

As the uniforms are the same color, we decided to get together and form a larger unit'

This is excellent. I hear the Queen's Regiment (UK) are going to Almansa next year.

28mm Jacobite Rebellion Kickstarter

Thursday 30 August 2018

Atholl's Brigade late 90s Kirby Hall

I may have posted this before but it's a good image - plenty of muskets

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Sunday 26 August 2018

Saturday 25 August 2018

Zorndorf 1758

Today's anniversary. From the wiki
The Battle of Zorndorf, fought on 25 August 1758, during the Seven Years' War, was fought between Russian troops commanded by Count William Fermor and a Prussian army commanded by King Frederick the Great. The battle was tactically inconclusive, with both armies holding their ground and claiming victory.[13] The site of the battle was the Prussian village of Zorndorf (now Sarbinowo, Poland).

Thursday 23 August 2018

New Netherland and Old England

Did you know there was a scene for the early 18thc in the US? There is and they have an event for the 23/24 March - in New York state - see the event page for details. 

English Civil War this Bank Holiday

Grenadier officers

This is a call to any sculptors reading this. There aren't any grenadier officers out there in 28mm for the late 17thc. So here's Francis Hawley the man who led the Grenadiers at Phillip's Norton. Note no sword. 

Weapons room Hampton Court

This is a place to visit if you ever go there. Unfortunately they are about 10 feet up. I like these old weapons collections and this one is probably the best. 

Wednesday 22 August 2018

White Mountain (1620) 2018 - Prague 22-23 September

Organisers say they are happy for new troops. 
Facebook event page

On this day

Charles I raising his Standard at Nottingham Castle, August 22nd, 1642
Charles Raised the Royal Standard at Nottingham
By Augustus Leopold Egg (1816 - 1863)

Tuesday 21 August 2018

1588 in 1988

Festival of London Elizabethan Village at Alexandra Palace

This was found by Mark Allen. It's really good. I am not there as I wasn't invited but I knew most of the people taking part. Buildings were made by Dave Brown and the whole thing was organised by Jim Bisgood who plays the music in this clip. Mostly ECWS members. 

Monday 20 August 2018

Blood's Campaign - Carrickfergus 1689

Anybody read Blood's game? Historical fiction set in the late 17thc. 2nd in the series Blood's Revolution presumably set in the Glorious Revolution is coming out in October 2018. Author is researching his next in the series which is to be on the Williamite wars called Blood's Campaign. Here's his blog on the siege of Carrickfergus 1689

Battle of Lens (20 August 1648)

French victory over the Spanish. Wiki

Friday 17 August 2018

Sampford Courtenay 1549 - 17 August

Shirt film - 3 minutes. Ignore the bit about pitchforks - weapons were bills and bows The Battle of Sampford Courtenay was one of the chief military engagements in the Western Rebellion of 1549.The Prayer Book Rebellion, Prayer Book Revolt, Prayer Book Rising, Western Rising or Western Rebellion was a popular revolt in Devon and Cornwall in 1549. In that year, the Book of Common Prayer, presenting the theology of the English Reformation, was introduced. The change was widely unpopular – particularly in areas of still firmly Catholic religious loyalty (even after the Act of Supremacy in 1534) such as Lancashire. See Prayerbook Rebellion living history

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Lord Mountcashel: Irish Jacobite General: Justin MacCarthy in the service of James II and Louis XIV, 1673-1694

Mentioned in a comment this looks interesting - Amazon
Justin McCarthy (later Lord Mountcashel) was born into a notable family of Irish Jacobites, loyal to the exiled Stuarts, and grew up in France. Their Irish land was regained after the Restoration of Charles II but Justin, as the youngest surviving son, sought a career in the French army (as both his father and oldest brother had done). In 1673 he joined an Irish regiment in French service. He served under the legendary French marshals Turenne and Conde against the Dutch and their Imperial allies and by 1676 was commanding the regiment. He became part of the personal circle of the Catholic Duke of York, the future James II and, after the latter s accession in 1685, Justin helped to transform the Irish army into a Catholic one. When James II was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and fled via France to Ireland, Justin was one of the most experienced commanders resisting William s invasion. Unfortunately McCarthy was defeated at the Battle of Newtownbutler (1689), wounded and captured. He escaped and again went into exile in France, where he was the first commander of the famous Irish Brigade until his death in 1694.

Monday 13 August 2018

Out next month

On Helion's Reason to Revolution series. Cover art by Steve Noon depicts the composite French battalion at Falkirk; author is among other things a reenactor in Dillon's Regiment (Lace Wars)

Blenheim 1704

Today is the anniversary of this famous battle. Of course there were Prussians and Danes at this battle.(See warfare miniatures new figures below)

Rick Scollins for Military Modelling
Blenheim Order of Battle

Saturday 11 August 2018

11. AUGUST 1675 – battle of KONZER BRÜCKE

Today's anniversary - wiki here

New figures from the League of Augsburg

Prussian musketeers firing
Go here to see what's available. Danish and levy/Rebels. I am guessing the Danes and Prussians are for the GNW.

Friday 10 August 2018

Mary Queen of Scots 2018 trailer

Thanks to Andy for finding this, Looks like some military sequences. 

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Revolt in the West - the western rebellion of 1549 John Sturt

I've finished reading this slight book and very interesting it was too. Well worth the £1.47 that it coats on Amazon. Some interesting things I learnt - Cornish tin miners nearly succeeded in mining one of the strongpoints in the siege of Exeter. Also 900 prisoners had their throats cut by the Royalists. In short get this booklet. It's a worthwhile read. 

Redcoat Paul Sandby undated

This is a lovely image but the lack of a date puts people off. I think it's from the end years of the Seven Years War. What about you?

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Russian Seven Years War Marine - summer uniform

 It's not as often seen as a Great Northern War impression but this SYW Marine  by Sergey Minchenkov for Historical costume storeland is very good and I thought you might appreciate it.

Monday 6 August 2018

Vive la Roy - St George's Canzona

I did find this on YouTube. From the album "Music for Roundheads & Cavaliers"
St George's Canzona. Looks like there are CD copies of this knocking about.

England Be Glad - Patriotic and Heroic Songs and Music from the Crusades to the Civil Wars.

I have this on vinyl - bought at a school fete. It's very good but I don't have the means to digitise it.  It's on Amazon

Sunday 5 August 2018

The Commotion times - at Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

Photos Geoff King. This is a new project and I do like new projects. They are recreating the era of the Prayerbook Rebellion of 1549 which took place in Devon and Cornwall. It is a period that has really captured my imagination and I hope they do well. Today I was reading about the first military action of the Prayerbook Rebellion - storming St Michael's Mount in Cornwall. Contact them through their Facebook page, 

Pendennis Castle

Percy Kirke

Thanks to David Wilton for finding this. 
Portrait of Percy Kirke, possibly with the fortifications of Tangier in the background. The painting is housed in the officer's mess of the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment and is not on public display.
There was a book by John Childs - here - haven't read it but looks good. 

Saturday 4 August 2018

Exciting news from Helion

Due Salute 2019.
The first of four volumes covering the army of Louis XIV. Looking forward to this.