Have a great New Years eve and if you like to toast things maybe raise a glass for the Young Pretender. Wiki
Saturday, 26 December 2020
Friday, 25 December 2020
This fortress I visited as a spotty youth on German exchange to Hanover in the 70s. It was built between 1761-5 and was built by getting fishing boats delivering stones to the site. Now a museum. Pictures and below text from the Wiki
This is an artificial island in lake Steinhuder Meer with an area of 12,500 square meters, located in the Hanover Region, Northern Germany. The island was created in the 18th century as a fortification by Count William of Schaumburg-Lippe, ruler of this small German state. Since then the island hosts the Festung Wilhelmstein, the Wilhelmstein Fortress. Today the island, close to Hagenburg, is a popular destination for tourists. It can be reached by so called 'emigrants boats' from Steinhude and Mardorf.
Thursday, 24 December 2020
Saturday, 19 December 2020
Thursday, 17 December 2020
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Aleksandr Yurievich Averyanov is an artist famous for painting Russian battle scenes such as the Battle of 1812. Born in 1950 in the town of Lopasnya, Averyanov graduated from the M.I. Kalinin Moscow School of Art. Inspired by the works of his teacher, Sergey Prisekin, Averyanov is known for his paintings displaying Russian scenes of war, placing him at the forefront of traditionalist art revival during the 90’s. Averyanov’s simultaneous depiction of the chaos of war and nature of the lands in which they are set in have earned his works a place in several museums and private collections.
|Mecklenburg Corps in 1719|
Those were two Russian infantry regiments given to Mecklenburg Prince with the marriage with the Russian Princess in 1717, returned home in 1719.
Greg sculpts, casts and paints his own WSS figs. Here is what he says:
'The scale is 35mm which is unusual but as this collection is very much a personal project I wanted to make it very much my own. Over the years I have built up quite a collection which includes British, French, Austrian, Danish, Saxon, Swedes and Russians - infantry, cavalry and artillery.
I use Milliput to make the masters. I began the project back in 1983 and made a master of an infantry soldier. Since then I have refined that master and added to the range with officers, drummers, standard bearers, artillerymen, cavalry, Generals, Croats etc. Once the masters are made I put them into a mould and then I can spin as many as I want. It takes time to make the masters and you have to be patient but once you have a basic dolly done you can use it to make different figures. I have deliberately chosen a very traditional toy soldier like pose for the infantry, which is very appropriate for the early C18th era.'
Great work Greg!
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Looking for wintry images and this caught my eye. It's from 1887 and depicts an event in the Dano-Swedish war.
This site looks good if you want some baroque music.
What is the essence of baroque music? Baroque music expresses order, the fundamental order of the universe. Yet it is always lively and tuneful. Music reflects the mood of the times, then as now as always. Follow the development of music through this brief outline, from the earliest times to the present day, with baroque music in historical context.
The Sealed Knot Society re-enact the English Civil War action at the Siege of Wells held during April 14-16, 1979.
Before my time of reenacting the ECW but it is interesting to see the spectacle, presumably cine film? Brigadier Peter Young is on a white horse apparently.
Monday, 14 December 2020
Sunday, 13 December 2020
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Friday, 11 December 2020
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
I haven't read this - maybe you have?
Here to read for free.
The Black Box is a story set in the turbulent years towards the end of the 17th century when the Duke of Monmouth landed to claim the crown of England from his uncle James II for the Protestant cause. The Jolliffes, a non-conformist family who farm in West Dorset, are caught up in the momentous events
Monday, 7 December 2020
Nathaniel Hone, R.A (1718-1784) | Double portrait of Lieutenant-General the Hon. Philip Sherard and Captain William Tiffin, at the Battle of Brücke-Mühle, 21 September 1762, the former full-length in the uniform of the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, the latter three-quarter-length, carrying a dispatch, the hill of Amönebourg and the battle visible beyond | Christie's
Saturday, 5 December 2020
Friday, 4 December 2020
Thursday, 3 December 2020
Brent says this
' During recent conversations, Jude Becker of Venture Miniatures has indicated that he is interested in physically publishing English Infantry & Cavalry Tactics: 1672 – 1698, which up to now has only been available in electronic form. Those who have already purchased the latter would be able to buy a physical copy of the book for a deep discount.
Of course, this would be a limited printing. We would like to determine if there is sufficient interest in this project to warrant further efforts in this regard. Again, feel free to contact me at Brentnose1@gamil.com or Jude Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.'
Like this portrait. Good to see his headpiece and musket.
Wednesday, 2 December 2020