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In Deo Veritas - Captain General

 Got these rules. I am probably going to use In Deo Veritas for my 15mm ECW project so it was interesting to see what these were like. They cover the WSS and GNW for smaller figures. You need the original set as this is a supplement.  Scenarios...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 26 Feb 2021

Dismounted French dragoons in skirmish WSS

 Strelets-r have posted the box art and master figures for this set here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 26 Feb 2021

Italy, Piedmont, and the War of Spanish Succession 1701-1712 by Ciro Paoletti illustrated by Bruno Mugnai

 if you are interested in the War of Spanish Succession then I humbly suggest you get this. It's the first book in English on the subject and so the chances are you won't have anything similar in your library. It's a large book profusely illustrated...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 24 Feb 2021

Kronoskaf War of Spanish Succession

 I must be a bit slow. I only found out about this today. Here for detailed information.Prussian Leib regiment
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 24 Feb 2021

Beard Fashions and Class

Over the past few centuries, fashions in facial hair have changed substantially. In the mid seventeenth century many men wore the ‘Van Dyke’ style of a small, pointy beard and moustaches. By the end of the 1600s, beards were in decline, leaving...
From: DrAlun on 24 Feb 2021

Strelets-R artillery WSS (French and British)
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 19 Feb 2021

Bold Bling, Romantic Posies and Star-Set Jewels, Georgian Jewellery That Would Even Make Even the Cast of Bridgerton Jealous!

Today I’m thrilled to welcome a new guest to All Things Georgian,  Molly Chatterton of Lillicoco, antique and vintage jewellers, to talk about a subject close to my heart – 18th century jewellery, so without any further ado I’ll...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Feb 2021

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: adventures in words and deeds

Frontispiece and title page of a 1789 edition of Paul et Virginie. (Taylor Institution, Oxford) Why read and study Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737-1814)? Until recently, his reputation rested almost exclusively on arguably the most-published novel in...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 11 Feb 2021

Richard Allestree, The Gentlemans Calling (1696), The Ladies Calling (1700), and The Lively Oracles Given to Us, or, The Christians Birth-Right and Duty (1696)

The anonymously published The Gentlemans Calling (1660) and The Ladies Calling (1673) were advertised on the title page as written by the same author as the tremendously popular The Whole Duty of Man (1657); all three, along with The Lively Oracles (1678)...

To Dye for! Colouring the Beard in the 19th Century.

Let’s face it, spotting that first grey hair can be a slightly depressing experience. Whatever age it chooses to arrive at, it signifies a step change in the body; a reminder of the ticking clock. For men, the first grey beard hairs are sometimes...
From: DrAlun on 5 Feb 2021


 THE IMPERAL ARMY 1690-1720 - THE INFANTRYA large, unique volume reissue of 146 pages with almost 146 color boards and everything else always in colors of photos, pictures and ancient paintings. English edition in large and elegant 8 x10 inches (203...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 4 Feb 2021

{Video} Cake or Death - Marie Antoinette

This is a bit of a weird one.Last Spring, 2020, I made an attempt at Youtube, like SO many of us. I had an idea for a series of cake-decorating-meets-interesting-historical-deaths. Dark humor...and cake.Even though I never carried on with the series (sorry,...

Montesquieu, the Persian Rousseau, and Napoleon’s French Revolution in India

Soltan Hosayn, by Cornelis de Bruijn. (Rijksmuseum) The year 2021 marks the tercentenary of the publication of Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes and the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. At first glance, the philosophe who...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Jan 2021

ASECS Repudiates Report of 1776 Advisory Commission

This statement repudiating the “1776 Report,” which was released by the Trump Administration on 18 January 2021, was approved by the ASECS Executive Board on 22 January 2021. The statement follows the condemnation offered by the American Historical...
From: Enfilade on 28 Jan 2021

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