Saturday, 21 July 2012

Swiss Musketeer

Steve Saleh has been working on NorthStars 1672  range that was started by Copplsetone Castings - more soon. Look good.

French invasion of the Isle of Wight 1545

The first landing of French troops took place today - read about it here. Part of the Italian wars.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Aughrim 1691

Any of you in Ireland might be interested in popping over for this weekend's celebrations of the pivotal and often overlooked battle.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Swan Arcade - Babylon Is Fallen

Seventeenth-century hymn, sung by Cromwell's Parliamentarians before it crossed the Atlantic with the Shakers. Apparently. Anyone who has reenacted the Roundheads will probably know this tune if not this excellent version.

Battle scene 'With Fire and Sword' (1999)

This talk of Cossacks made me want to watch a battle scene - this is a good one. With Fire and Sword wiki

By Fire and Sword

I am just trying to find out more on this game system set in the Deluge period of Polish history 'a realistic, playable and dynamic wargame which recreates the 17th century wars fought by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth against Turkey, Muscovy, Sweden, Crimean Khanate and Cossacks.'. Looks intriguing - if you're a fan of Cossacks and Winged Hussars and so on this could be for you - website here.  Northstar are selling figures in 15mm Blog review here and here
Intro here -  Facebook page here

Monday, 2 July 2012

Sergey Shamenkov

Well illustrated pdf on the Russian army of the early 1700s here. Also there's an album of images here