Friday 28 August 2020

Dettingen Osprey out

 The new Osprey is out and there is an interesting blog posting on the battle here

Wednesday 26 August 2020

The Assault Group 28mm Renaissance range

 Been enjoying the new book The Commotion Time - a military history of the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549. So naturally I started thinking about wargaming it. When I posted about this before it was established the Assault Groups range was the best way to go. This range is pretty unique and has all the necessary elements to recreate this campaign on the tabletop. Hats off to them. There needs to be Italian arquebusiers, Albanian stradioti, militia bill and longbow, cavalry and artillery and apparently they are all there. 


Tuesday 25 August 2020

Zorndorf 1758

Today's anniversary. Wiki.  

Realistic painting depicting the Battle of Zorndorf, by Wojciech Kossak, 1899

Mezzer's Minis - Home in the UK for Avanpost TYW 28mms.


View and order here

I have never tried resin figures but I think these look worth it.

Thursday 20 August 2020

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Vauban's wars available

 Siege warfare rules. Read here.

Thursday 13 August 2020

Blenheim 1704

 Today's anniversary. Pics by Richard Scollins from Military Modelling magazine. Wiki on the battle.

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Sunday 9 August 2020

Remembering Roger Emmerson

 The 17th century living history world has been shocked and saddened to learn of the death of one of the living history greats, Roger Emmerson. An artillery man - if you wanted to know anything about Ordnance then Roger was your man. He has been an active reenactor with his family since the earliest times in the 70s right up to this year and has many friends spanning different countries and periods. He also did Marlburian artillery as well as ECW (Hazzard's Roundhead Association) and was a popular participant of many continental battles. He used to be editor of a fine publication the Living History Register which was a great read. His passing is a blow to the world of reenactment. The photo is by Paul Houlton and is from 1989 at Lychett Minster Dorset. 

Kolin 2020 by Honza Hak

So there has been a reenactment in the Czech republic in intense heat I understand. Great to see and thanks to Honza for the photos. If you want to see more I run a Facebook group Seven Years War living history pay that a visit.

Monday 3 August 2020

Steenkirk 1692

Today's anniversary. Wiki
Watercolour by Richard Simkin, 1900 (c).

Fought on 3 August 1692, Steenkirk was a French victory during the Nine Years War (1689-1697). This work depicts Colonel Sir Robert Douglas of the Royal Regiment (later the Royal Scots) running through a French officer with his sword.

Saturday 1 August 2020