Sunday 21 April 2024

Monmouth Paperboys!

 Buccaneers or Monmouth Rebellion? The 1680s' Troops Are Now On the Website! Get Ready for Battle!

Saturday 20 April 2024

Wrest Park Monmouth Rebellion skirmish

 Photos by Tim MacDonald Watson from earlier today. Event continues tomorrow Sunday. Bedfordshire. 

Friday 19 April 2024

1st Foot Guards 1685

 This weekend there is a Monmouth skirmish as part of English Heritage's St George's day festival at Wrest Park Bedfordshire. Good luck to all concerned.

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Ramillies 1706 event


Jean Claude Sourisseau's collection of Mokarex figures

 These were free with coffee in the 1950s and 60s I believe. 50mm.  Very impressive I think. Mokarex

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Dutch Tavern scene 1680

PETER DE HOOCH (1629-1684)

 " The Empty Jug." A Tavern Scene with a  Serving Wench,a Gentleman with a Pipe and a Dog, and Card Players. From the National Trust, Saltram Manor, Devon.

Date: 1680. 

1898 Miniatures French 30 Years War infantry

 Facebook page. This range looks very good. Pikemen and command. Webpage

Culloden 1746

 Today's anniversary. Wiki

Drawings from the Penecuik artist

Saturday 13 April 2024

Friday 12 April 2024

Salute 2024

 Have a great day tomorrow if you are going. Great show.

Interesting portrait. La Marck

 La Marck infanterie on Kronoskaf

Portrait présumé de Louis-Engilbert de la Marck, colonel du régiment du même nom. 1750

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Happy birthday Duke of Monmouth

 Wiki. Raise a glass for the Rebel Duke and his followers. 

Monday 8 April 2024

Malmesbury Civil War weekend


Henry VIII and the invasion of France

 This book from 1990 is worth getting if you like that period. You can pick it up quite cheaply. 

Saturday 6 April 2024

Régiment de Champagne

 There is a new reenactment group in France recreating this illustrious regiment in the Louis AT period. Kronoskaf entry

Thursday 4 April 2024

Little Woodham a 1642 living history village Gosport

On the 6th and 7th of April a recruiting party from Lord Brooke's Regiment of Foote (Living History UK) will be billeting the village. We strongly recommend pre-booking if you plan to visit on this weekend, or you might miss it out! You can do this by following this link:


Wednesday 3 April 2024

The Draughtsman's contract soundtrack 1982

 Yesterday we watched the film the Favourite which was about Sarah Churchill. Of course it shared similarities with the art film the Draughtsman's Contract which we loved when it came out. Much of the appeal of the film is a result of the Michael Nyman soundtrack. Spotify album here

The Somerset Levels


I picked up a book South-West England from the air by Ian Hay. This photo of the Somerset Levels I liked. 

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Revell Seven Years War


Back in the early 90s I got into plastic again. Again, as when I was a kid I collected them. The Revell figures were pleasant and they were cheap. I painted loads of them. There was an offer you would get free enamels with a coupon. I used to use enamels for the metallics so it was a win. Prussian infantry were my favourites. I thought they were excellent sculpts.  Plastic soldier review Prussian infantry here. Austrian infantry here and Austrian artillery here. Prussian Hussars here.

Monday 1 April 2024

Revisiting Wagner

Translated from the Czech. Reissued here. A very visual book each page is artwork that is very appealing.

Eduard Wagner - 'European weapons and warfare 1618-48'

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Octopus Books; First Edition (1 May 1980)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0706410726
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0706410723

Progetto 1571

 🇮🇹 This weekend we will have the honor of participating in the wonderful event organized by Santa Margherita Ligure , which will take place in the castle of Associazione "Gente di Liguria"

We thank our friends at Compagnia d'Armi Flos Duellatorum for getting us involved. If you happen to be in the area, stop by!

Today we present you one of the Reinvocation groups that will participate in the event "Ancient Ways of Court" on April 6-7.

"Project 1571 was born in 2021 with the aim of reconstructing the era between 1560 and 1580, with a particular reference to the siege of Malta and the Battle of Lepanto. Our sets have been recreated starting from the study of archaeological finds, iconographic and literary sources, trying to reconstruct the clothes, accessories and weapons of time as faithfully as possible.

In military capability we are able to represent a small company of Italian soldiers, with command group, archibuges and spades".


Hesse-Darmstadt army

 Kronoskaf entry

French hausse-col (gorget)

 Musée de l'Armée. C1700

Hesse-Kassel army SYW


28mm Hessians Seven Years War

 The latest release from Eagle Figures, 28mm Hessians have been added to our 28mm SYW Siege Works range. These figures are available now from our webstore as individual figures or in unit packs.

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