Thursday 30 September 2021

Farrier 11th Dragoons David Morier c1750


REDBOX 72139 - British Dragoons, Jacobite Rebellion 1745

 1/72 new release. Look good. They have a decent range of Jacobite rebellion troops. Also forthcoming is 

72140 - British Regiments of Horse 1745
72141 - Prince's Lifeguard and Fitzjames Horse
72149 - Bonnie Prince Charlie and Scottish Cavalry
See Plastic Soldier Review to see what 45 troops in that scale

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Terezin is back


The premier Czech SYW event is on this weekend after a long break. Good luck to all particpants. 

Friday 24 September 2021

The Spur and the Lily by Howard Jones

 Painting by Patrick Nicolle. Thanks to Mark Vaughn for finding this. It's historical fiction from Look and Learn. Set during the Monmouth Rebellion maybe you remember it? I don't as I was a Tell me Why reader.

"I heard the thunder of cavalry and saw the black belly of a horse above me". A dramatic moment from the first episode of the novel 'The Spur and the Lily' by Howard Jones, illustrated by Pat Nicolle.

This adventure set during the reign of King James II featuring the Monmouth Rebellion and premiered in Look and Learn issue 306, published 25th November 1967. Buy the original artwork here.

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Prestonpans 1745


Photo from the weekend by Phoenix Photography Scotland | Facebook

Today's anniversary is this 10 minute battle.

Dragoons by the Troop by (1) Phoenix Photography Scotland | Facebook

Monday 13 September 2021

Svenska Lif:Compagniet

 Facebook page here @svenskalifcompagniet

They say 'This past weekend, Svenska Lif:Compagniet participated in the event "Nordisk Stormaktstid" on Bohus Fortress.
It was fun to be able to have a larger event again after the pandemic.
Also, on a great historical location.
We had some time to train with the regulations made for the Swedish army in 1701'.
📸 : Maria Ekström, Conny Kristoffersson, Christian Dywik, Göran Medin, Johan Robach.

Saturday 11 September 2021

New teasers from Strelets-R (1/72 WSS)

I think these are Bavarian firing line. Looking good.


Malplaquet 1709

 Today's anniversary is this battle. The bloodiest battle of the 18th century. 

The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene Entering the French EntrenchmentsLouis Laguerre

Friday 10 September 2021

Avanpost 28mm Thirty years war lancers

Some early TYW armies had lance armed cavalry. 

 Get them from Mezzer's miniatures in the UK.

Thursday 9 September 2021

Jacobite Rising Conference 2021

 As mentioned in a comment by Ronnie here are the details of the Prestonpans conference.

Monday 6 September 2021

Friday 3 September 2021

Battle of Prestonpans - Re-enactment Weekend 2021

from A date for your diary! – Battle of Prestonpans 1745 (

From Forever Edinburgh

 18 September 2021 - 19 September 2021

  • £3.00 - £5.00 per person + booking fee
  • Greenhills, Prestonpans

Hosted by the Scottish Battlefields Trust and the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust, witness for yourself a spectacular weekend of living history and battle re-enactment displays as the two warring factions of the Jacobites and Redcoats meet for the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans.

Amongst the military action, there will be opportunities to explore the two military camps, talk to the soldiers to find out about life on the battlefield and watch as they train for the battle ahead of them. Then stand back and watch the full force of the encounter unfold…

There will be loud bangs and smoke from musket and cannon fire during demonstrations. Children must be supervised at all times and dogs must be kept on leads at all times. By entering the event field, you are confirming your understanding that battle re-enactments can be dangerous and you will not cross any safety barriers.

Visitors should note that this is an open air event, therefore please dress according to the weather conditions.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate or online in advance>

Wednesday 1 September 2021

A Clash of Sovereigns: Great Northern War in 40mm


Kickstarter here. All the info you need is on the page. Looks impressive. Good luck chaps.