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54mm ECW

 Some good pics here of  Lansdown using Call to Arms figures.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 2 Mar 2021

'You may read it in the ruins of this place'

 Blog article from Richard Israel on the Civil war sieges of Taunton Somerset.Here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Feb 2021

The Fall of Basing House

 Alan Turton tells the story of one of the most famous sieges of the Civil War. (5 minutes).
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 Feb 2021

Torrington 1646

 Today's anniversary. The last major battle of the first Civil war. WikiImage 15mm Steel Fist Miniatures
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 Feb 2021

New ECW fiction series

 🎉THE KING'S SPY IS HERE 🎉I'm so pleased to share more details with you about book one in my new REBELLION series, which is now out on kindle. (Paperback to follow shortly.)If you know anyone who enjoys historical fiction, please...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 6 Feb 2021

Farndon Civil war window

 See more hereHistory hereDone during the Restoration, though after research done at the time.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 6 Feb 2021

Update with Prince Rupert and Maurice (Steel Fist 15mm)

 Some interesting updates for the ECW range and a discussion about Royalist Cuirassiers based on the recent Hopton's Armies book. Here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 6 Feb 2021

Execution of Charles I

 On this day in 1649. Read about it here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 30 Jan 2021

Steel Fist 15mm ECW unit

 ECW 15mm unit, comprising ECWF1 and ECWF3. WebpagePikes are brush bristles, which we are providing with the pikemen packs.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 26 Jan 2021

Battle of Nantwich 1644

 Today's anniversary is this battle in Cheshire.  The Sealed Knot usually reenact it braving the cold and mud but this year had to give it a miss. Photo from the Earl of Manchester's regiments blog
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 Jan 2021

A Call to Arms 1/32 ECW

 Thought I would post about these figures. The last manufacturer of soft plastic toy soldiers in the UK and thankfully thriving. As it stands at the moment they do harquebusiers, lobsters, musket, pike, command, artillery. Great fun to convert. Website.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 19 Jan 2021

Braddock Down 1643

 Today's anniversary. Royalist victory in Cornwall. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 19 Jan 2021

Steel Fist English Civil War 15mm

 Steel Fist Miniatures English Civil War 15mm range stock has arrived.We are delighted to announce that the stock arrived form the mould-maker this week and Simon is going to commence processing Kickstarter orders then pre-orders next week. The figures...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 Jan 2021

Armies of Sir Ralph Hopton - Laurence Spring - Century of the Soldier series

Sir Beville Grenville's regiment 1643 Maksim BorisovAs a Westcountry-man the Civil War in the West has always been of great interest to me so this book I looked forward to immensely. Suffice to say I was not disappointed. The author Laurence Spring is...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 14 Jan 2021

The Armies of Sir Ralph Hopton

Last Century of the Soldier for this year. Looks good. Details of it and an offer hereI must admit I like Hopton. He comes from Witham Friary which is near to where I grew up.  
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 19 Dec 2020

Siege of Wells, 15th April 1979

 The Sealed Knot Society re-enact the English Civil War action at the Siege of Wells held during April 14-16, 1979.Before my time of reenacting the ECW but it is interesting to see the spectacle, presumably cine film? Brigadier Peter Young is on...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 15 Dec 2020

Battle of Alton 1643

 Today's anniversary is this battle from the first English Civil War. Image is the new 15mm range by Steel Fist
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Dec 2020

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