Friday 30 September 2022
E' il turno della guerra di Successione Polacca. Soldiershop è fiera di presentare i tre volumi dedicati all'esercito del re di Francia (seguiranno quelli sui piemontesi, spagnoli, austriaci ecc.). Imperdibili volumi realizzati da una equipe sofisticata e professionale: il team del Prof. Giancarlo Boeri con Paolo Giacomone Piana, degli illustratori Roberto Vela, Nadir Durand oltre alla consulenza di alcuni esperti europei. Come sempre li potete ordinare su Soldiershop o su amazon o presso le nostre librerie convenzionate. Disponibile la versione in italiano o quella in inglese.
See War of Polish Succession reenactors here
Wednesday 28 September 2022
"SALUTE 2023 - I’ve secured a place at this premier show and have embarked on a rather mad project ….
I’ll be showing
THE DEATHRIDE OF GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
I’ll be putting together the confrontation between Piccolomini’s Kurassiers and the Smaland Horse at Lutzen 1632 …
At one to one scale ….
Approaching 1000 cavalry on the battle table
To that end I’ve been busy commissioning a small range of Cuirassiers to bulk out my own collection … pictures below
I think they are rather fine and if there is sufficient interest I’ll be offering them up for sale (hopefully breaking even🤷🏻♂️)"
It's me on the drum. Pics by Richard Ellis from the forthcoming history of Devereux's by Andy James. I had just passed my driving test and driving in central London at rush hour was a challenge to say the least. English Civil War Society Winchester's and Devereux's both groups still going strong.
English Civil War Society doing living history at Lincoln Castle. I had this on tape as this was the year I joined and used it to show people what 'we' did.
First shown on BBC2 North at 8pm on Friday 29th November 1985 and repeated nationally at 5.30pm on Tuesday 17th December 1985.
Friday 23 September 2022
New piece from Mark
Saturday 17 September 2022
Friday 16 September 2022
Two privates and hornist, 15th Light Dragoons, c1760, the first such regiment to be formed. All three have the same helmet but whereas the privates' coats are red faced green the hornist is green faced light grey (perhaps originally white). Accoutrements are of tan leather. The rosettes on the side of the helmets may be the sign of a recruiting party. Painting by David Morier at Wilton House (Michael Barthorp).
Thursday 15 September 2022
Wax funeral effigy of Charles II from Westminster Abbey. Read about them here https://www.westminster-abbey.org/about-the-abbey/history/funeral-and-wax-effigies
Monday 12 September 2022
Sunday 11 September 2022
I have finally bitten the bullet and ordered this. I found a reasonably priced copy. It's much less easy to find than the infantry one that is also good. I really like Pierre Turner's artwork.