"In her book Somerset Folklore Ruth L Tongue records a local tradition recorded in 1890, of how a researcher in the 18th century was told by a farmer that he had heard the sound of someone shouting “come over and fight” one foggy night in the vicinity of the battlefield. This was said to have been the battle cry of the Duke’s men, desperately shouting at James’s army to join them in battle as they were mown down by musket balls. Although the farmer believed that the source of the voice must have been a drunkard, the tale has now become the tradition that the battle site is haunted by the sound of ghostly cries. "
Monday 31 October 2022
Saturday 29 October 2022
Friday 28 October 2022
This miniseries... do you remember it? Wiki on it. Set in the '45 and beyond in the wider world - it is based on a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It follows the rivalry between two brothers for their father's title and lands and for Alison, with the father having insisted one brother supports the existing King George and the other supports the claims of Bonnie Prince Charlie in order to keep the lands and inheritance safe.
Thursday 27 October 2022
Unusually attired French troops. See a reconstruction by M. Petard here
Les fusiliers de Montagne ou du Roussillon étaient des volontaires de troupes légères, faisant la guerre dans les montagnes en éclaireurs, sans jamais entrer en ligne. Armés d'un fusil, ils étaient chaussés d'espadrilles qui les rendaient plus légers. Ils furent licenciés en 1763 à l'issue de la Guerre de sept ans.
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Sunday 23 October 2022
Saturday 22 October 2022
Friday 21 October 2022
Thursday 20 October 2022
Monday 17 October 2022
Friday 14 October 2022
Thursday 13 October 2022
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Brand new trailer (no subtitles). I am as much opposed to what is happening in the Ukraine as you are but I am interested to see this trailer. I am unlikely to see the movie. I hope you watch the trailer.
I found this image on Wikimedia but am having trouble finding details. It is in Italy in the War of Polish Succession. Ah just found it on here part of the siege of Milan 15 dicembre 1733-2 gennaio 1734
There are some maps and offers of battle here
Monday 10 October 2022
Sunday 9 October 2022
Ludwig De Witte (dok 1737 and 1738 in Vienna) 1st half 18th century. Thanks to Serge for this information. I know it's not a hussar but that's the title.
Saturday 8 October 2022
Friday 7 October 2022
The Battle of Bitonto (25 May 1734) was a Spanish victory over Austrian forces near Bitonto in the Kingdom of Naples (in southern Italy) in the War of Polish Succession. The battle ended organized Austrian resistance outside a small number of fortresses in the kingdom.
Thursday 6 October 2022
Here to see posts on converting Prince August figures for this war.
Here for more on the war from a Russian view
So is this a conflict that no one does figures for? Would you use War of Spanish Succession or War of Austrian Succession? Any sculptors wanting a challenge? Battles of the War of Polish Succession
|From the Osprey by R Chartrand Louis XV's army|