|Four units of Blue Moon Italians completed; x2 Crossbowmen and x2 Skirmishing Arquebusiers for Impetus and or Pikette.|
Monday, 2 July 2018
Monday, 25 June 2018
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
It's been a long time coming but this little beauty landed on my mat this morning, 135 pages,
85 illustrations - mostly contemporary, 3 colour plates plus photos of models and dioramas including one painted by yours truly and with a foreword by Gerry Embleton.
Here's Doug's blurb on the book and a couple of pics:
Over 2 days in May 1525 some 8000 rebels faced the combined armies of Philip of Hesse, Duke Henry of Brunswick and Duke George of Saxony at the salt town of Frankenhausen in Central Germany. Many of those present amongst the insurgents had been drawn by the teachings of the radical cleric Thomas Müntzer who openly challenged the princes to embrace his communitarian theology. In this richly illustrated book, Doug Miller seeks to piece together the events leading up to the massacre of some 7000 rebels and place it in its wider historical context. Frankenhausen remains something of an enigma and the author makes the case for battlefield archaeology to shed light on some of the unanswered questions concerning what many consider to be the most decisive ‘battle’ of the German Peasants War.
|Peasant baggage train painted by me|
The book is available direct from Doug however I'm sure Caliver books has a few in stock, cheers Pete
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Monday, 17 July 2017
|Here's a set of flags for flags for Landsknechts in French Service. information on these flags is a bit scarce and requires a bit of faith. The dark blue flags are taken from an anonymous painting of the Battle of Pavia (please see below) showing what look like Landsknechts attacking Imperial arquebusiers. Nevertheless given the artistic conventions of the time these could quite easily be French infantry flags; the same goes for the yellow flag with the cross of St Denis. The other two flags are courtesy of Stuart Mulligan and can be seen in his excellent blog here: http://stuartsworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/ and the Van Orley tapestries. The next Landsknecht flags will be 'Landsknechts in Imperial Service and these will be followed by some generic and heraldic flags, Cheers Pete|