Saturday, 25 March 2017

Wenceslaus Hollar pictures of the Tangiers garrison c1669-73

If you want to find out more about the Tangier garrison then this account by Halkett is worth reading.

Queen Anne movie in production

'The favourite' is currently in production. Imdb

Monday, 20 March 2017

With Fire and Sword (1999)

A prequel to the Deluge (1974) which I posted about - wiki  With Fire and Sword here


Tercios It is a new historical wargame that will allow us to recreate the great battles of the Thirty Years’ War. The game was developed by El Kraken Released, team, and is edited by Design & Edits WxW Co.
There are 2 different versions of Tercios: Liber Militum: The full version Brevis Editio: Short Version, synthesized and free.
Models here

Thursday, 16 March 2017

A real-life Barry Lyndon

A two-part blog from Neil Cogswell, who edited the lead title Lobositz to Leuthen and is now working on the follow-up volume. Neil’s books are based on the papers of Horace St Paul, an English volunteer with the Austrian army, and in the blogs he tells us more about the Barry Lyndon-esque life of his hero.

Part I:
Part II:

Monday, 13 March 2017

This summer in Lyme Regis

 June 11th 1685. The Duke of Monmouth lands at Lyme Regis with 83 men to
 raise a Protestant army against James II, and begin what was to be
England’s last rebellion against the Crown. Five weeks later and with a
3000-strong army swelled by dissenting men and women from Devon, Dorset
and Somerset, Monmouth prepared to fight the last ever pitched battle on
 English soil, and to take the first step towards modern democracy.

 This new play will be staged during the last three weekends of July
2017 as our next Community Play with an expected cast and crew of 100
people, in partnership with the Arts University Bournemouth.

Performances (times to be confirmed) will be on:

Friday 7th July
Saturday 8th July
Sunday 9th July
Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July
Saturday 15th July

 In the build up to 'Monmouth' there’s a host of talks, films and events
 throughout the Spring at the Marine exploring the history behind the
play in our ‘Monmouth Events’ series (see for details).

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Ramillies in 10mm

From the Pendraken FB page where there's more. Some pics of the Ramillies game at WMMS today, put on by the Stafford club. Buildings are Total Battle Miniatures

Bombardement van Geldern, 1703, Jan van Huchtenburg, naar D. de Bodt, 1703

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Wars of Louis Quatorze Pinterest page

Check my page dedicated to the era of Louis XIV
Ralph Mitchard in 1988