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15mm ECW Dismounted Troopers - Preview. https://www.steelfistminiatures.com/
This is a forthcoming pack, of 12 dismounted cavalry figures, suitable for skirmishers, sieges or foot officers. These are figures from the master mould and I'll be ordering production and stock immediately, so should have these soon.
new pack of dismounted Dragoon horseholders are also on the mould and I'll show these over the weekend.
These are more super-detailed sculpts by Oliver and I have a pipeline of some really special packs lined up for the second half of 2023.
|This image by Van der Meulen is said to be D'Artagnan - from the painting Arrivée de Louis XIV au camp devant Maestricht -|
I think 1686 was the year James II added battalion guns to the regiments of foot. Back about 20 years ago some friends reenacted such for Kirke's regiment. They went to a lot of effort in having the correct sort of cannon constructed. Three pounder.
From Warwick Louth.
''Today marks the 344th anniversary of the Battle of Bothwell Brig. If you'd like to learn more about the seminal battle of the Later Covenanter Rebellions, read my new book, Monmouth's First Rebellion: The Later Covenanter Risings 1660-1685, out now from Helion https://www.helion.co.uk/.../monmouths-first-rebellion...''
From Caliver Books
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Sunday, 21 June
'Terror march'd before them'
Sunday the 21st found Churchill's Dragoons subjected to a lengthy sermon in Chard on the damnation that follows rebellion - also Lieutenant Monoux who was killed at Ashill was buried.
Churchill's patrols were everywhere - 'and there came the Queen's Guards (as they said) under Lord Churchill into the parish and terror march'd before them (for one could hear the horses grind the ground under their feet, almost a mile before they came).' Harrassing the rearguard of the Rebels and ransacking the homes of those 'out' with King Monmouth, the troops did such things as 'cutting and tearing the beds, hangings and furniture to pieces, shaking out the feathers and carrying away the bedsticks and what else they could, letting out the beer, wine and sider, about the cellar, setting fire to the barn'.
The Rebels arrive at Bridgwater where they were well received, camping in the castle grounds. Kirke's footsore infantry arrive at Chard. Feversham is appointed commande in chief in the West.
Thanks to Patrik Bohuněk for this. Other musicians are Dominik Jahodka, Marta Korbelova, Jan Korbel, Ruben Queck. The first iime they have played with Ruben. This is from last weekend in Kolín 1757. History of the song British Grenadiers here
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The clothes, weapons and accoutrements of the Scots at war 1460-1600
A fascinating look at Scottish military history.
I enjoyed Edinburgh author Jenn Scott's last book for Helion called 'I am Minded to Rise' on early Jacobites. This one is just as good, looking at the earlier periods from the end of medieval age up to 1600 and very fine it is too. The peculiar weapons of the Scots are looked as well as the appearance of Highland and Lowland soldiers. This was a turbulent time for Scotland and this was a time of change technologically with the arrival of Blackpowder weapons. I particularly like the Flodden, and Pinkie era but it also covers Border Reivers. It really is immersive to Scottish military history. Lifelike art by the talented Sean O'Brogain makes this an attractive package. So if you like Scottish history and Renaissance warfare this book you will love.
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