I was keeping my head down and quietly getting on with this but now it is out there I guess it's OK to mention it here.
I am working on a book for Helion which is a guide to wargaming the period from the 2nd Anglo Dutch War through to the Nine Years War. It is not a beginner's guide. It is an enthusiast's guide. I have tried to distill 30 years of digging in this patch of earth into something which...
I may have appeared missing in action over the last few days... not so. I have been using every spare hour to set up, play and photograph small games for a series of pdfs I hope to release within the next 3-4 weeks. This has already involved nine x 90 minute games since Sunday last, with each of them having to be written up as a scenario, photographed and AAR completed. All are based on research I...
Yes, I know. How could Warfare have produced such an important component of the armies of the period without me getting my act together and at least letting everyone see what they look like in battalions?
An unforgivable omission but as always I will trot out my 'one man team' excuse. Well, that and Ottomans, Wagonburgs, wee ships, Cossacks and the like.
Anyway at last I have some units of Danes to...
|Neil Roberts outstanding cover with some of Clarence's internal illos|
The new Great Northern War supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd edition is called
With Talon and Claw
The reason? Eagles and lions with their talons and claws appear in almost all of the arms of the combatant nations of the Great Northern and Eastern Wars - Swedes, Danes, Saxons, Prussians, Poles, Imperialists and...
|Mass charge by Polish cavalry 1683|
My snorkel has just broken the surface as I come up for air before submerging again into SALUTE 19 on Friday and Saturday.
|Brunswick-Celle infantry 1690s|
I have not been blogging with regularity over the last three weeks simply because I have snatched every waking hour to finish off the last photos for the new GNW supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners.
|various pikemen - Sedgemoor? Derry? Boston?|
It took a while but I finally got the lot painted and Toggy did some too! This post is just to illustrate the potential of these beautiful models.
|Armed wth scythes, polearms and short pikes - Raparees? Huguenots? Town mob?|
I really enjoyed painting them - so easy.
|The musketmen - each has 4 arm variants so multiply the horde by four and there is still no...|
|Military coats and informal equipment|
Back where it all began. A passionate interest in the wars between 1685 and 1721. No idea that I would become the owner of a figure company. Inheriting someone else's idea of how things should be done and trying to work with that whilst always wanting to move things in a slightly different direction. Picking up on ideas started by someone else which needed...
|Foundry+ conversions + Dixons and Redoubt components - The Dal 1996.. sadly gone|
I have a nice archive of my GNW efforts form the time when there was pretty much nothing available, through various iterations to now when I am pretty much writing my own ticket with GNW releases.. a kind of fantasy come true.
|Plenty of conversion work Ducker's Dragoons 1997 - the cape is milliput - still have these|
|A grand sight.... The Swedish LifeGuard of Horse 1678|
|Swedish field gun and crew... not a common sight!|
|The benchmark - flat painted - gunked - varnished|
|Soren Christiansen's magnificent Swedish Lifeguard|
There is much conjecture over dress and equipment of the period 1670 - 1700 across all European armies. Typically the debate rages around;
|GNW Swede in a karpus...|