Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Battle of Frankenhausen 1525 by Doug Miller

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.
 
Front cover

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

10 comments:

  1. Looks very interesting Pete, and must be a real bonus to have your own work included in it, a splendid baggage scene of the era!

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    1. I'm quite chuffed Chris, I've just been told the model's being used as the poster boy for the museum exhibition on the peasant's war in Germany.

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  2. Pete, That looks the cut of my jib. I love the wagon diorama, which manufacturer supplies it, because I will have to have one.

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    1. Hi Robbie, the model's 40mm mate, if you're still interested you can contact Doug Miller direct at doug51miller@gmail.com

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  3. Pete - can you please share contact details for Doug, so that i can purchase the book direct from him (rather than Caliver)?
    Thanks, Simon.

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    1. Hi Simon, firstly congratulations on taking over the running of Steelfist Miniatures, I'm sure you and Oliver will make a huge success of things and when can I send you my list of wants?
      Anyway Doug can be contacted at doug51miller@gmail.com cheers Pete

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    2. Many thanks Pete (on both counts). I'll contact Doug and of course, I'm more than happy to receive your ideas! simon.chick@tesco.net

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  4. Hi Pete - a copy has been ordered. Do you think any "shoe banners" could be in the pipeline?

    I am tempted to mix some of my generic pike bases with some landsknecht bases paint up some war wagons and create a peasant army!

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    1. Hi Oli, I've been tempted with some peasant wars banners for some time so you never know, cheers Pete

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