Friday, 30 September 2022
Royal Marine stamp by Graham Turner
Helion Wargames - One King! flipthrough
By Wargames Illustrated. My background as a Proof reader makes me mention the Sedgemoor typo.
A Dutch army officer in 1725
Cornelis Troost - https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-4200
Portrait of Gerrit Sichterman. oil on canvas . height: 69.5 cm (27.3 in); width: 56.5 cm (22.2 in) . Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Polish War of Succession in Italy (1733-36) books (available in English and Italian versions)
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
E.C.W.S. artillery at Boscobel House 1991 photo Richard Ellis
The Warre Game 17th century - new figures
You may remember they published some rules recently. Now they are considering producing figures. I think they are sculpted by Paul Hicks. Facebook page. They say
"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🤷🏻♂️)"
Ceremony of the King's Champion the Guild Hall London 1688/1988
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.
Distracted Tymes (1985)
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.
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Friday, 23 September 2022
Wells, the Bloody Assizes & the Monmouth Rebellion
New piece from Mark
Musketeers of the guard of Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky
Monmouth Rebellion sketches from Holly J Mitchell
Saturday, 17 September 2022
Redcoat to Rebel - the tale of John Coad part 2
From Mark Vaughan. Part 1 is back down the page.
Today's anniversary. Wiki. The Protestants' first major victory in the 30 years war.
Friday, 16 September 2022
Drummer, 15th Light Dragoons c. 1760
Private, 15th Light Dragoons, c.1760
15th Light Dragoons
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
Cadogan's Horse 1711 by Pierre Turner
Funeral effigy of Charles II
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
Funeral of Queen Mary 1694
A troop of Horse at the funeral of Queen Mary 1694 from Barthorp/Turner. Read more on the extravagant funeral of Mary here
British cavalry uniforms since 1660 Barthorp/Turner
Monday, 12 September 2022
Siege of Vienna 1683 Jan III Sobieski cavalry charge
Today's anniversary. From this film
Sunday, 11 September 2022
Me at Hampton Court Palace in 2002
For the Queen's Golden Jubilee. We were there for a week staying in a Grace and Favour apartment. I am the drummer.
British cavalry uniforms since 1660 M Barthorp pics by Pierre Turner
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.
Today's anniversary is this one of the bloodiest battles of the 18th century.
Saturday, 10 September 2022
Redcoat to Rebel - the story of John Coad part 1
This is the first part of a piece by Mark Vaughan who is among other things a member of the Taunton Garrison.
Friday, 9 September 2022
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
Today's anniversary. Wiki
|Jan van den Hoecke|
Monday, 5 September 2022
Equipage de Delft photographed by Stephan Vroom
Recreating Dutch Marines of 1667. Here is their webpage