|Lucien Rousselot French c1745|
Painting some of these at the moment. Just a small quantity as it's a while since I painted any 28mms. Started gathering images. This pic I like.
|Lucien Rousselot French c1745|
New range I believe. Here
The Battle of Cheriton of 29 March 1644 was an important Parliamentarian victory during the First English Civil War. Sir William Waller's "Army of the Southern Association" defeated a Royalist force jointly commanded by the Earl of Forth and Sir Ralph Hopton. Defeat ended Royalist hopes of retaking South East England and forced them onto the defensive for the rest of 1644.
Although less well known than the Battle of Marston Moor, in his "History of the Rebellion" senior Royalist advisor Clarendon considered Cheriton an equally disastrous defeat.
If you wanted to do Fehrbellin or any campaign of that era then I think the best choice is this range.
Comparing 15mm ECW in a blogpost by Keep Your Powder Dry here
6 minutes long. A good overview of this great battle.
The Battle of Fehrbellin was fought on June 18, 1675 between Swedish and Brandenburg-Prussian troops. The Swedes, under Count Waldemar von Wrangel , had invaded and occupied parts of Brandenburg from their possessions in Pomerania, but were repelled by the forces of Frederick William, the Great Elector, under his Feldmarschall Georg von Derfflinger near the town of Fehrbellin. The battle went down in history as Prussia's baptism of fire.
Probably difficult to get but we can admire the sculpting.
All our key persons are alive and doing reasonably well under the circumstances.
Orion/Red Box guy is OK as well.
Mars' boss left Odessa for Kamenets-Podolsky in W.Ukraine further away from hotspots.
Out next month, the latest book by author Jonathan Oates - The Second Battle of Preston, 1715: The Last Battle on English Soil.
Someone reminded me about this film. Worth watching if you like the music of that era.starring Gérard Depardieu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103110/
400 years ago today. Read about it here
|'The Massacre At Jamestown, Virginia, 1622.' Line Engraving, 1628, By Matthaeus Merian. A 1628 woodcut by Matthaeus Merian published along with Theodore de Bry's earlier engravings in 1628 book on the New World.|
Today's anniversary. Wiki. There is a good Helion book on the subject.
In my opinion the best ECW 15s anywhere. I fancy getting some they are so good. Webpage here. They have a sample figure deal to introduce you to these high quality sculpts. I fancy doing Hopton v Waller.
|Oxford Royalist pike|
(National Museum of History Frederiksborg Castle) Karel van Mander III (Dutch, 1608–1670). Good to see a portrait of someone wearing a headpiece.
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Good review also some nice pictures of miniatures with the review.
Pinterest page. You know him from numerous Helion books he has illustrated. Nowadays he has other subjects for his talents. See his contemporary takes on the conflict here
Just a quick plug for my blog dedicated to the 1790s into the early 1800s.
|British hat man|
When I started this blog in about 2008 I wanted to show how useful a range it was. I bought one of each of the figures. Made a start of painting them. They are quite old but I like that. Reminds me of the time when I used to attend all the wargames shows in the mid 80s. Here
More here on the NME page
Thought I would look and see if there were any Prince Eugene movies and this comes close. More info on the film
Upcoming release: Prince Eugene of Savoy
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