Bavarian unit of multiple battalions made up of deserters and p.o.w.s. This is the 2nd battalion. In British pay. Kronoskaf
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This is a great book and I am really enjoying it. Written by Doug Miller the 'Go to guy' on all things Landsknechts and Renaissance for many years. It really is a fascinating book and is making me want to wargame the period using the new miniatures by Steel Fist.https://www.helion.co.uk/conflicts/german-peasants-wars.php
Saturday, 20 May 2023
AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE ENGLISH Military Discipline. By His Majesties permission. LONDON, Printed by the Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. 1676.
I have a Monmouth Rebellion Facebook group and the subject of drill came up. Still came up and I found this online
Friday, 19 May 2023
Interesting blog piece that covers his approach to modelling. Here
Thursday, 18 May 2023
VDSK (Verband Deutscher Schwarzpulver Kanoniere e. V. fired an original cannon. Impressive.Facebook page to see more from this group. Back there in August. Wiki on the fortress here
Tuesday, 16 May 2023
For years Monmouth's cavalry have been depicted as farm boys on old nags. Thankfully the Troop are changing that stereotype. Also Steve Carter in Fighting for Liberty pointed out in his book they were armed with two or four barreled guns. Photo by Stephen Moss Photosm
Read his wiki
Friday, 12 May 2023
Thursday, 11 May 2023
The German Peasants' War 1524-26 from our From Retinue to Regiment 1453 to 1618 Series is now available!
.New release! Use code GPW5 to get £5 off RRP. Valid until 18 May.
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
This book I like the look of but it's a little too expensive. Anyone got it?The object of this work is to give simple accurate information for the French army during the War of the Austrian Succession and as such it is relevant to that time frame. The uniforms, the cut of which was basically same more or less from the late 1720’s till after the seven years war (except for the addition of lapels to infantry uniforms in the late 1750’s), took a more austere appearance following the clothing regulations of 1730’s, which reflected both moral ideals against ostentation with just a little bit of economy, the heavy embroidery on the officers coats, the coloured waistcoats & breeches disappeared, except in the foreign units, but there again the regulations were never completely respected.
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Another American publication from that era is Gorget and Sash. It was very good indeed. See a list of articles online here http://www.xenophon-mil.org/gorget/gorget.htm
See the below issue here
|This issue here http://xenophon-mil.org/gorget/gorgetsashI-3.htm|
|This issue is here|