Friday 27 January 2023

German Peasants War figures by Steel Fist Miniatures

 A brief journey to the 16th century. These figures are just a few of the new miniatures of what will be part of the Italian wars range. I like the look of them - see more on their Facebook page. They mentioned the fact that it is the 500th anniversary next year. I think they have 5 packs planned.

If you want a book on the subject Helion are producing one shortly. Read about it here.

Wiki on the German Peasants war.

Night March to Culloden to be recreated

 Thanks to Steve for finding this. BBC article

Warwick Castle 1974 by the Sealed Knot

 Colour newsreel

Thursday 26 January 2023

Flags of War artillery masters

 From Iain of Flags of War I thought they looked great.

"Trying out some test prints for new Artillery pieces I had sculpted.

British 6lb

French Swedish 4lb

French Long 4lb

Still needing artillerymen to go with the French pieces. Perfect for War of Austrian Succession and The 45. "


The Highland army at Culloden published by Caliver Books

 THE HIGHLAND ARMY AT CULLODEN/ Stuart Reid.. 154p. paperback.  V. well illustrated with colour uniform & Flags plates.  The very latest  research into its organisation, dress, equipment and flags by the acknowledged  expert in Scottish C17th &  C18th military history.

Limited edition hardback available now, Paperback in 2 weeks. Links

Glastonbury Tor and Abbey ruins

William Stukeley 1724

Pirate Ships, Pirate Prey, & Pirate Hunters: Eyewitness Illustrations & Accompanying Stories

 This is a great blog piece by Benerson Little who is an expert on such things. Find out what they were really like. 

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Charles X's Wars Volume 3


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The book describes and analyses the two devastating wars fought between Sweden and Denmark-Norway during the reign of King Charles X Gustav of Sweden, an experienced former general of the Thirty Years’ War. 

The Dano-Swedish War of 1657–1658 was initiated by King Frederick III of Denmark-Norway, who saw an opportunity to recover the territories lost in 1645 and attacked Sweden while the Swedish King was fighting two simultaneous wars in the east – against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (‘The Swedish Deluge’) and Muscovite Russia. Based on his experiences in the Thirty Years’ War, Charles X led an invasion army to Denmark from Sweden’s possessions in Germany. After entering Jutland from the south, the Swedish army in a surprise winter campaign marched across the frozen Great Belt and Little Belt straits onto the Danish island of Zealand, threatening the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The rapid Swedish campaign took the Danes by surprise, and Denmark surrendered. 

The Dano-Swedish War of 1658–1660 was a continuation of the previous war between Sweden and Denmark. This time, Charles thought that the time was ripe to subjugate Denmark under the Swedish Crown. However, Denmark received support from the Netherlands, the Holy Roman Emperor, Brandenburg-Prussia, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In early 1660, Charles fell ill and died, which paved the way for the Treaty of Copenhagen that restored peace between Denmark and Sweden and for the first time established a lasting border between the two countries. 

Michael Fredholm von Essen presents new research on two wars rarely described in English. Additionally, the book explains the continued development of the Swedish Army and Navy after the Thirty Years’ War and details the military systems of Sweden and Denmark-Norway.

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Tuesday 17 January 2023

Battle of Falkirk Chris Collingwood

 The Battle of Falkirk Muir (Scottish GaelicBl├ár na h-Eaglaise Brice), also known as the Battle of Falkirk, took place on 17 January 1746 during the Jacobite rising of 1745. Although it resulted in a Jacobite victory, their inability to take advantage meant it ultimately had little impact on the campaign.

Collingwood historical art

BBC Sounds Act of Oblivion



It's 1660. Following the death of Oliver Cromwell, and the failure of his son Richard to run the Protectorate, the monarchy has been restored and Charles II is on the throne. As the divided nation attempts to heal, an Act of Oblivion is passed, granting amnesty to all for their parts in the Civil War. But a select group have been excluded from this amnesty - those men who signed the death warrant of Charles I. Two such regicides - Ned Whalley and his son-in-law William Goffe - have fled to America. But even across the Atlantic they are not safe, so long as Richard Nayler of the Regicide Committee seeks retribution. Episode One The regicides Ned and Will arrive in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While in England, Nayler seeks to find the actual death warrant of Charles I. Author Robert Harris, the master of plotting, is well known for his best-selling fiction, including Fatherland, Enigma, The Ghost Writer, Archangel and An Officer And A Spy. Act of Oblivion is his fifteenth novel. Writer: Robert Harris Reader: Jamie Parker Abridger: Jeremy Osborne Producer: Jeremy Osborne A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 

Friday 13 January 2023

Thursday 12 January 2023

Hadik teaser trailer

  A forthcoming Hungarian film set in the Seven Years War. Not the first film to be made about the raid on Berlin. See here

Wiki on the man it is based on here

Monday 9 January 2023

Who is this?

 The RCT identifies this as 'traditionally identified as George II (by David Morier) but others think he might be French. Zoomable image here

Sunday 8 January 2023

Donnybrook Essentials

 Details here. This looks a really good concept i am definitely interested in this. Songbook if you don't know are skirmish rules.

Thursday 5 January 2023

More Turckheim art


Turckheim 1675

 Today's anniversary. Wiki

Artwork by Manuel Krommenacker on Deviant art. See more here