Thursday 24 February 2022

1/72 Bavarian cuirassiers masters by Strelets-R


Here to see more. In the comments is a piece by Strelets-R about the situation for them in the Ukraine. 

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Kirke's Lambs in 1/32

 Eric converted Call to Arms 1/32 ECW to be 1685 Kirke's - see more here

Monday 21 February 2022

The Flashing Blade TV programme Opening Credits

I can't believe I have never posted this on this blog before. If you are my age then you probably watched this in the late 60s. I used to watch it although the plot was a bit beyond my ken. The song which was part of the appeal was only on the British version. Wiki

Sunday 20 February 2022

Redcoat image

The Battle of Glenshiel, 1719 (detail) Artist: Peter Tillemans National Galleries of Scotland


Saturday 19 February 2022

Napue 1714

 Today's anniversary. Wiki. The final battle of the Finland campaign in the GNW.

Curious redcoat image

 From here

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Torrington 1646


Today's anniversary. The last major battle of the first Civil War. Wiki

Royalist troops by Ralph Mitchard

Tuesday 15 February 2022

We came, we saw, God conquered - the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's military effort in the relief of Vienna, 1683

 By Michal Paradowski

The campaign of 1683 and the Polish forces in great depth 

This is a fantastic book and easily the best book on the subject in the English language. The majestic hussars reckoned to be the finest cavalry in Europe are described and illustrated in detail. Of course the other troops of the relief force are written about and the author stresses the fact that Hussars were only one component in the army. Pancerni cavalry were more numerous. As well as the relief of Vienna other skirmishes and battles of the campaign of 1683 are examined. There are excellent colour plates by Sergey Shamenkov as well as many period engravings and art. The Lithuanian contribution gets a chapter as all the events of the campaign of 1683. All in all a superb book ideal for historians and wargamers. 

Monday 14 February 2022

Friday 11 February 2022

Painting tutorial

 Century of the Soldier series editor Charles Singleton has created a step-by-step tutorial for figure painting. View the tutorial on the blog here:

Assault on Copenhagen 1659

Storming of Copenhagen 11 Feb 1659 by Frederik Christian Lund

The Battle of Copenhagen also known as the Assault on Copenhagen on 11 February 1659 was a major battle during the Second Northern War, taking place during the siege of Copenhagen by the Swedish army.

Thursday 10 February 2022

Monmouth Scytheman after the Taylor narrative

I got asked by the Sedgemoor visitor centre if they could use my art for colouring sheets ( for the children if it rains) so I redid my drawing of a Rebel scytheman after Taylor's description.  Taylor narrative here

Saturday 5 February 2022

Black Sails Battle on the Beach

 I didn't watch Black Sails but this clip of an amphibious assault looks pretty good.  Films set in the early 18th century are pretty rare. Rotten tomatoes reviews

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Skirmish at Bender 1713

 Today's anniversary. Wiki

Ebor Miniatures GNW Saxons


These look really great. Go here to see them all. 

WE CAME WE SAW GOD CONQUERED The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's military effort in the relief of Vienna, 1683

 Written by Michal Paradowski. This is another book I am reading. Very good. Read the bumph and order here