Monday, 20 November 2017

Maxen 1759

Today is the anniversary of this battle.

Wincanton 1688

Today is the anniversary of this encounter in the Glorious Revolution. (Photo of the Troop by John Finnerty. )
The Wincanton Skirmish occurred on 20 November 1688 during the Glorious Revolution. A small patrol of the English Army led by the Irish officer Patrick Sarsfield, clashed with a detachment of the invading Dutch Army in the town of Wincanton in Somerset. It was one of the few notable actions fought during the campaign which has sometimes acquired the name the "bloodless revolution".[1]


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pendraken League of Augsburg 10mm

So regarding refighting 1688 then this range of excellent miniatures are probably the most popular scale that's not 28mm. I really fancy having a go at painting some.

Sarsfield

Patrick Sarsfield, 1st Earl of Lucan (ca. 1660 – 21 August 1693), was an Irish Jacobite and soldier, belonging to an Anglo-Norman family long settled in Ireland.[1]
WIKI
Wild Geese biography

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Williamite Wars Redcoat


A group now defunct recreated the troops of 1686-90. More images of the Willaimite wars here

What If 1688?

James II
Arquebusier Magazine Vol 35, 4
Noticed there's an article in this issue's Arquebusier - journal of the Pike and Shot society on the subject of which I have often mused on that is what would have happened if the army of James II had met William of Orange's forces in battle? Detailed analysis of both sides plus a scenario. Sounds good.
William lands at Torbay 5th November
Just found an online article on refighting 1688 in 10mm
There was a skirmish in Wincanton in 1688 - we reenacted it in 1988. There also was a skirmish at Reading.