Thursday 27 June 2019

Philips Norton 1685

From British Infantry uniforms since 1660 by Barthrop/Turner this is Francis Hawley First Foot Guards Grenadier offfcer 1685
So today in 1685 was this battle in the Monmouth Rebellion - fought just outside of Bath. Steve Carter is currently putting together a  book for Helion 'Fighting for Liberty' and he has published an excellent map of the action - here,
Monmouth at The George Inn Norton St Philip by the Troop
The Troop at the George Norton St Philip

Friday 21 June 2019

The armies and wars of the Sun King vol. 1

Out today and shipping

the first of four volumes on the Army of Louis XIV by renowned author Rene Chartrand. Colour plates by Ed Dovey.

Volume 2 on the infantry out before Christmas.

Thursday 20 June 2019

The Army of Charles II

Made a Pinterest page for this subject today. Any ideas for other pictures welcome.

King Monmouth

'British cavalry uniforms since 1660' Barthorp/ Turner.
Today in 1685 Monmouth declared himself King in Taunton Somerset.
'British cavalry uniforms since 1660' Barthorp/ Turner.

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Friday 14 June 2019

Spanish troops 1607

I like to find the illustrations from books that are in black and white and find the colour version. This one is in the book The Armies of Philip IV of Spain 1621 - 1665: The fight for European Supremacy (Century of the Soldier). The full painting can be seen in a zoomable format here also features cavalry. 


Anniversary today of the famous ECW battle.  Wiki
Figure is the Russian-made Avanpost available from Mezzer's Minis in the UK

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Trailer for Sablat 1619 in the Czech Republic 15/6/2019

Rekonstrukce bitvy u Velkého Záblatí 10.06.1619 - 15.06.2019 (bitva u Záblatí)

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Graham Marshall's French SYW 40mms.

He says
'Broglie Corp - French right wing at Battle of Minden - Prince August 40mm home cast figures with plenty of conversions.'
I think they are very good. Old school very impressive. 

Monmouth lands 1685

Today is the date Monmouth landed at Lyme. You can follow the progress of the Rebels in my booklet The Days of King Monmouth

Monday 10 June 2019

Sablat 1619

Today is the 400th of this TYW battle The Battle of Sablat or Záblatí occurred on 10 June 1619, during the Bohemian period of the Thirty Years' War. The battle was fought between a Roman Catholic Imperial army led by Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy and the Protestant army of Ernst von Mansfeld.

Glwn Shiel 1719

Today is the 300th anniversary of this battle.
BBC article on the archaeology of the battle

Wednesday 5 June 2019