|Field guns at Oldbridge
We packed a helluva lot into four and a half days visiting Oldbridge, Donore, Duleek, Athlone, Aughrim, Portumna, Nena and Limerick. We spent long enjoyable days walking the fields, forts, castles and sites of the campaigns of 1690 and 1691 in Leinster, Connaught and Munster.
|Sean O' Brogain's artwork in the cafe at Oldbridge
We had an outstanding group of friendly, curious...
|Some new and unique pieces which I will be selling off.
I tinker with stuff. It's an illness and I have had for years. I can't just leave things alone. I have to be chopping up figures, converting them and generally mucking about. Having been fixated with river crossings in Ireland (it all started with the Boyne you see) for quite some time, I have accrued a lot of what was once described by a...
We can't let today pass without featuring some Irish action from the Nine Years War on the blog. So I thought the best way to pay tribute to the theatre and the fighting men which has given me the most stimulation to understand the period in the last thirty years was to simply create a photo montage of action and inspiration in Ireland from the League of Augsburg..
Happy St Patrick's day to...
|Lord Mountjoy's Regiment leave the city in November 1688
|Marlborough's troops go ashore at Passage West
|Kinsale scenario on a 4PlayX table
Exactly a year ago I was sitting in a very quiet part of Mallorca planning the next book. It'll be quick I told myself. Six months maybe. Well, it is just about ready and it took a year. It would have been sooner but Lockdown affected the layout process. That's all done now. It is a 128 page scenario book for Beneath the Lily Banners and is called 'A taste of...
|Jacobite cavarly attack!
|A game I organized at Derby a few years back (terrain by Adrian Howe)
|Enniskillen companies forward!
|Enniskillen infantry in action against Jacobite chevaliers!
It is with delight and some pride that we release our latest pdf detailing the campaigns in Ireland between 1688 and 1691.
|Charles Fort, Kinsale - scene of a bloody siege, sallies and assaults
This one deals with the ambitious and extremely successful amphibious campaign undertaken by the Earl of Marlborough against Cork and Kinsale in the autumn of 1690. Involving thousands of troops fresh from...
|Darkness and fog - ideal for an escape bid from a potentially hostile harbour
|The parade ground square at Collins Barracks which is an old British Army facility from the late 18th/early 19th century.
I squeezed this in whilst speaking at a conference in Dublin. What a wonderful find it was. In this first post I thought I would trail the variety of fantastic and interesting militaria contained in a very substantial and well laid out national museum. I visited the Collins...
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