Tuesday, 17 January 2017

New for spring 2017 from Helion books

This looks fantastic. Can't wait.

Swedish GNW officers dress by Sergey Shamenkov

Go here to see a well illustrated work on Swedish officer's dress

Officer of Jonkopings regiment
Drawing by Sergey Shamenkov

Monday, 16 January 2017

Fontenoy - Osprey for May 2017

Mike McNally and Sean O'Brogain.
A disputed succession to the Austrian throne led to general war between the leading powers of Europe in 1740, with France, Spain and Prussia on one side, and Britain, Habsburg Austria and the Dutch Republic on the other. While fighting occurred across the globe, the bloodiest battles were fought on the European continent, with none more costly than the battle of Fontenoy in 1745.
Fearing an encirclement of France by a resurgent Habsburg-controlled Austria, the French commander Marshall Saxe planned to overrun the Austrian Netherlands, thereby dealing a decisive blow against their enemy's ability to wage war. Saxe's army, the cream of the French military, invaded and set up a defensive position at Fontenoy, near Tournai - daring his enemies to knock him off his perch. This title, beautifully illustrated with full colour plates, is an in-depth study of the British Duke of Cumberland's attempt to assault Saxe's position. It focuses on the inability of allied leaders to coordinate their attacks and how Cumberland came within a whisker of achieving a major victory.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

Pendraken League of Augsburg 10mm

 Buy them here

I have a FB forum the War of the Grand Alliance which covers Louis XIV Marlborough GNW etc. and these figures came up and I thought I should post some more about them as they are one of the best ranges for the Williamite/ 9 Years War period.
First up are some lovely painted French on this blog

As you can see the Scythemen look great for Monmouth.
Cavalry images here 
More greens here

Friday, 6 January 2017

Ralph Mitchard in 60s Frome

Derek Gill local historian and teacher at Milk Street School let me wear this armour and photographed the event.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Bruno Mugnai English Civil War Pikemen

Bruno Mugnai is an up and coming and in-demand military illustrator for the periods covered by this blog. This is a work in progress sneak preview for a 2nd Edition of Old Robin's Foot published by Partizan Press. The first edition was excellent so I am definitely getting this edition. 'Old Robin' by the way is the Earl Of Essex.