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by Old John
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Osprey Armies of GNW
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Osprey Armies of GNW

very true about trying to cover all nations in GNW but if it awakens interest in the period so much the better

cheers Old John
by Old John
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Osprey Armies of GNW
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Osprey Armies of GNW

just seen on Osprey;s website a forthcoming book in the Men at Arms series No 529 Armies of the GNW 1700-1720, cover illustration looks good, this should be released end Oct/early Nov 2019

cheers Old John
by Old John
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Marlborough's other Army by Nick Dorrell
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Marlborough's other Army by Nick Dorrell

according to the preface of "the Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643 -1715" Volume ! the Guard of Louis XIV, contains 30 or so colour plates , some original plates, Marbot plates, info on flags, liveries of marshals & generals, etc, 2nd volume will cover Dutch wars upto 1680's, evolution of line in...
by Old John
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Marlborough's other Army by Nick Dorrell
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Marlborough's other Army by Nick Dorrell

just seen that Helion have released the above title, saying it is a revised edition No43 in Century of the Soldier series, i was wondering if there is a substanial difference between the original title No2 in the series, if so what's new there? any info on content difference would be most appreciate...
by Old John
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Talon and Claw supplement ???
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Talon and Claw supplement ???

article about the above in Wargames Illustrated no 381 July 2019 issue, looks good , when will this be available?? can't see it in SHOP here

cheers Old John
by Old John
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

yes Helion bringing out great books for my favourite period, but have noticed that a couple of the translations a little awkward to read. there a couple of sellers on Ebay UK that have Helion books for sale at reduced prices also check out Naval & Military Press website as Helion books appear there ...
by Old John
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

have you seen the following book

The Battle of Glenshiel by Jonathan Worton, published by Helion, No 35 in Century of the Soldier 1618-1721 series

cheers Old John
by Old John
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian auxiliary corps in the Polish-Saxon service in the years 1704-1707 and the battle of Fraustadt
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Russian auxiliary corps in the Polish-Saxon service in the years 1704-1707 and the battle of Fraustadt

Yes a great informative blog indeed, just spent a couple of hours going through the blog, found quite a bit of info, agree it would be good to see more books on the subjects, and as you say Helion has published some useful works

cheers Old John
by Old John
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian auxiliary corps in the Polish-Saxon service in the years 1704-1707 and the battle of Fraustadt
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Russian auxiliary corps in the Polish-Saxon service in the years 1704-1707 and the battle of Fraustadt

seen on Ebay Uk this book in Russian, pity not in English , seller in Latvia, anyone seen a copy ?? cheers Old John The book is dedicated to one of the most famous, but at the same time and little-studied pages of the Great Northern War of 1700–1721. - The fate of the Russian auxiliary corps in the ...
by Old John
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?

have a look for Helion publication, century of the Soldier no 40 "Charles XI's War" Scania WAR, could be helpful
cheers Old John
by Old John
Fri May 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672

by Old John
Fri May 24, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672

this might be of interest https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=WYMycUTDDiwC&pg=PR10&lpg=PR10&dq=munster+grenadier+1679&source=bl&ots=SSRQIAv5Tl&sig=ACfU3U0QuGtXn-ky3dpOV9OhvviYQg8s7w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUmKuF0bPiAhU9VRUIHd8qACM4ChDoATAFegQIBhAB#v=onepage&q=munster%20grenadier%201679&f=false cheers...
by Old John
Thu May 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672

as to source , sorry no idea, pal in Germany sent it to me ages ago, will ask him for details

regarding taking pic with phone i'm so old a real technophobe !!:)) i haven't got mobile phone , sorry
will get advice as to why i can't get scanner to work properly
cheers Old John
by Old John
Wed May 22, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: MUNSTER TROOPS 1672

Munster grenadier,
buff breeches,
white stockings, neckcloth,
green cuffs, turnbacks, waistcoat,
cartridge box green with white trim
cap white with green surround and green pompom

sorry my scanner playing up at moment will keep trying

agree flags a problem

cheers Old John