Monday, 30 April 2012

Vauban and Shandy - Flanders Garden Wargaming

Excellent blog that deals with Garden wargaming in the style of Tristram Shandy surrounding the Siege of Namur. This is best explained by the author so hop on over and check it out.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Grand Alliance Facebook group

I have started a Facebook group for the late 17th century warfare - especially the 9 Years War, Williamite or League of Augsburg period. Join here

News from the League of Augsburg


So it seems that the late 17th century figures sculpted by Clibinarium have been a major success and many more figures are in the pipeline including cavalry and characters. 'By the end of 2012 the range is likely to have up to 40 -45 pack codes with over 140 figure variants'. Go to the news section here

Sixteen Ninety

This is a great blog dedicated to the Williamite period - go here

Friday, 27 April 2012

Books on the wars of Louis Quatorze

Was looking at the blog world and it seems some of you are a little confused as to what information is out there re the 1672 period. My first choice as a starter would be Osprey Men-at-Arms 203 - Louis XIV's Army (pic), This is a good basic start - how about the Dutch? Edwin know of any good sources for wargamers?

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tehnolog's Russian GNW

This is something that interests me - plastic 1/32 54mm GNW Russians - website here

Irregular Miniatures League of Augsburg 42mm




I like the look of this medium sized range for the late 17th century. Website here

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Field of Glory

Found this gallery of covers of the renaissance era of the game system Field of Glory and must say I am intrigued by the images - anyone know anything about the series? Artwork is by Peter Dennis. This one obviously depicts French infantry - Louis XIV period. Field of Glory website http://slitherine.com/games/fog_r

Step from the splendor of the courts of Louis XIV and Charles II to the mud and blood of Sedgemoor, the Boyne, and the battlefields of the War of the League of Augsburg with Duty and Glory, the latest Field of Glory Renaissance Companion. With historical overviews, artwork, maps, and detailed army lists for the armies of the antagonists of this period, Duty and Glory provides generals with everything they need to wage war in Western Europe in the Age of Reason.
Author: Richard Bodley Scott
Cover Artist: Peter Dennis
Price: £14.99/$24.95/CAN $27.95
Format: 242 x 190mm, 112 pages

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

1672

Northstar have been busy expanding and marketing their 1672 range. Facebook page of painted examples here.

Monday, 16 April 2012

More Culloden

This reconstruction by British military artist David Rowlands.

Culloden 1746

This battle was fought today in 1746. This painting was done after the event by Swiss artist David Morier. Highland charge wiki.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Blenheim by Peter Jackson

More from the Look and Learn school of historical art. This one depicts Marlborough at the battle in 1704.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The battle of Sedgemoor and the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685

Clips put together by me to illustrate the Monmouth Rebellion culled from a BBC4 show from a few years back which assembled most of the existing clips. I am the guy in red climbing gingerly out of the boat 25 seconds in. The bumph reads
Clips of reenactments of the West Country rebellion of 1685. James Scott Duke of Monmouth, the illegitimate son of Charles II, lands at Lyme Regis and recruits an army from the West Country artisan community but is decisively defeated at the night battle of Sedgemoor near Bridgwater Somerset. The last pitched battle on English soil. Often erroneously described as a 'pitchfork' rebellion - most of the Rebels were clothworkers and inhabitants of large towns. This selection of clips includes the living history groups the 1685 Society, ECWS and SK. The music is Michael Nyman 'Memorial'.
Facebook group for remembering the Rebellion
http://www.facebook.com/groups/312977482100141/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouth_rebellion

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Battle of Mollwitz 1741

This battle of the war of Austrian Succession was fought today in 1741. Was one of Frederick the Great's earliest victories.Wiki here

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Battle of St Denis/Mons 1678

Edwin from the Rampjaar 1672 blog found this great Romeyne de Hooghe picture of the Duke of Monmouth and William of Orange for my new Monmouth Rebellion facebook page - I can't help pinching it for this blog. Thanks Edwin