|Memorial to the Airborne Forces at Oosterbeek|
This trip happened in November 2018 and for some reason I didn't get around to posting some of the lovely photos.
|British Sherman in the museum forecourt|
|I am almost certain this is a 17pdr. I don't think Urquhart's men had too many of these to hand.|
We spent an excellent couple of hours in this outstanding museum and finished our trip by crossing the...
This is another well produced video from WI walking through the new book in some detail. I didn't even know it existed till I found it by accident on YouTube!
With Talon and Claw in depth look from WI
WI is also running a couple of articles soon. One is a battle report from a game I ran for Dan Faulconbridge and Mark Shearwood (Hi Mark!). The second is a scenario for gaming the Battle of...
A little lead in on the late Elizabethan period with this musketeer and then the display moves on to cover
the 17th/18th century exhibits. The section begins with a ' How would you invade Ireland?' map with some notations on it.
We them go into the period of the Confederate Wars and the Cromwellian occupation. The mannequins were particularly good.
I was very taken by the simplicity of the Jacobite...
This first volume of a series is another example of the gusto with which Helion's Century of the Soldier series managing editor is attacking his subject. A decade ago finding books like this was like looking for hen's teeth, these days Charles Singleton is issuing them like the belt feed of an MG42.
It's a weighty tome with more than 250 pages and a broad spread of content from period background...
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...
I am delighted to share the work of Yuriy Hotchkin with Blog followers. Yuriy and his wargaming group are located across both Sankt Peterburg and Moscow and have interest in a variety of periods and scales.
Yuriy sent me some wonderful pictures of his Great Northern War Swedes from Warfare Miniatures.
These are some of the finest painted examples of our miniatures that I have yet seen.
The fact that...
|The first unit of Dutch Marines - uniform colours from colonial naval infantry of the same period.|
Having co written Donnybrook and produced an as yet unpublished extension for Beneath the Lily Banners dealing with small unit actions it was always the plan to deal with some of the 1667 Medway fighting in 28mm.
|Other units will have different flags|
There appears to be no concensus regarding the long...
These fine chaps have been available for almost a year but I never got round to putting them in the shop! My fault completely. I had it in my mind to paint them first but that deadline slipped away again and again.
Anyway, we have sold a few dozen packs on request over the time period but I apologize for keeping them from you for so long.
The Danes retained grenadier companies of significant size...
Here are some pictures of future releases for our Ottoman Turkish range.
The first piece is a lovely vignette of a Janissary Cauldron party. For those unfamiliar with this tradition the 'cooking pot' was more precious to Janissary units than any flag. Many of their senior officers had titles relating to posts from the kitchen such as the Soup Maker, the Scullion, the Chef and the Baker. The hearth...
This was a big job and involved the sculpting of brand new horses in addition to creating all of the various combinations of weapons used by Ottoman cavalry in the 17th and 18th centuries. Clib has done outstanding work on these and set an amazing benchmark for any future cavalry we release.
We have a Command set - two officers and a standard bearer. One officer has a helmet with turban wrapped...
|Code OT07 Tufeckci firing|
I know, several months late. C minus on report card and detention for me. Nevertheless, painting these thirty models in five days was not as onerous a chore as it may at first sound.
They were really fun to do. The sculpting is wonderful and the poses interesting and natural.
|Code OT12 Bosniaks/Irregulars loading|
I used the following speedy method:
1. Hand brushed white...
|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...
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