Fought today in 1644. Wiki
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Monday, 28 June 2021
Sunday, 27 June 2021
Desmarées - Charles VII as Falconer - Falkenlust, Speisezimmer
Today's anniversary. Wiki
Thursday, 24 June 2021
The Bavarian Army during the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648: The Backbone of the Catholic League (Century of the Soldier)
Second edition 2021
This is a really good book that goes into the Bavarian army in great detail. This is a second edition with added content. If you are planning a 30YW wargames army then this book is what you need. But it goes deeper than that by examining all aspects of Bavarian military life in the period. Rations, billeting, food, and tactics are all looked at and then compared to the other armies of the time. I found the chapter on clothing the army particularly interesting. Basically it was not a good life in the Bavarian army - pay often in arrears, often malnourished, it was no wonder that plundering was so widespread. The colour section is very useful. Flags and standards feature as well as some excellent illustrations by Sergey Shamenkov. There is, it being a book about the Thirty years war, a fair bit on relations between the military and civilians as well as a chapter on the Militia. There is a great chapter Life and death in the army which explains the various aspects of military life as well as the civilians that followed the drum. So all in all a great read that I recommend.
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Today's anniversary. Wiki
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Volontaires Étrangers de Clermont Prince
Volontaires Étrangers de Clermont Prince - Project Seven Years War (kronoskaf.com)
Monday, 21 June 2021
Sir Arthur Haselrig
Steel Fist 15mm Haselrig's lobsters
Steel Fist, my favourite ECW range just released this photo. They say
'Sir Arthur Haselrig's Lobsters! Here is a quick snap of our latest pack of Cuirassiers in attacking poses.
I have chosen to depict Haselrigs troop attacking rather than stationary as they were a very aggressive unit and even Sir Arthur was stuck in the middle of the action at the battle of Roundway Down.'
Old town square executions Prague 1621
Today's anniversary is a 400th - here
Sunday, 20 June 2021
Battle of Höchst 1622
Today's anniversary. Battle of the Thirty years war. Wiki. Next year will be the 400th.
Friday, 18 June 2021
Battle of Kolín 1757
Today's anniversary is this Austrian victory. Movie is the 2020 reenactment of Kolin. It's well done and worth a look. Reenactors are mostly from the Czech republic.
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Bavarian Cuirassier officer WSS Anton Hoffman.
Monday, 14 June 2021
The Battle Of Naseby animation
This animation, produced by Cromwell Museum volunteer Felix Copping, used an original engraving of the battle of Naseby produced in 1647 as part of a publication 'Anglia Rediviva' to illustrate key moments from the battle. A full version including explanatory subtitles can be seen in the Cromwell Museum.
Today's anniversary is this decisive battle in the Civil war.
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Minairons 1/72 WSS - new Austrophile infantry
for pics etc. A range for recreating the Iberian theatre.
WSS teasers of Austrian cuirassiers from Strelets-R
Eagle Figures 28mm SYW
Quite an extensive range to date. New to me. Look good. Webpage
Friday, 11 June 2021
Porträt des kaiserlichen Feldherren Johann von Sporck
Portrait of the Bavarian general
Monmouth lands at Lyme 1685
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Glen Shiel 1719
Today's anniversary. Here
Sunday, 6 June 2021
Wallachian victory at Battle of Călugăreni (1595)
Friday, 4 June 2021
Thursday, 3 June 2021
Days of King Monmouth
if you are interested in the Monmouth Rebellion then this self published booklet by me of approximately 45 pages gives you a day by day breakdown of events in a daily fashion. It all starts 11th June so now is a good time to get it from ebay.
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Queen Anne grenadier pouch