Category Archives: Eighteenth Century

Post Without an Interesting Title: The Swedish Army of the Seven Years War

Normally when I write an article, I’m able to find an interesting battle painting, some interesting and quotable military characters, an interesting or exciting historical event or some pithy and amusing phrase to use for a title and/or introduction…   … Continue reading

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Visited By The Ghost of Demo-Games Past…

Just a quick one today: Following the recent resurrection of my Seven Years War mojo, I was visited by the Ghost of Demo-Games Past, who sent me this photo he’d scanned from a 1998 copy of Wargames Illustrated. The photo … Continue reading

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“Rogues! Do you want to stay in the toolbox forever?!” (My 15mm Seven Years War Prussian Army – Part 3: Cavalry)

My freshly-rekindled interest in the Seven Years War is progressing well and my painting output has increased by several orders of magnitude.  Having finished the Würzburg ‘Red’ Regiment (my first SYW unit to be painted in 23 years) at the … Continue reading

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“Rogues! Do you want to stay in the toolbox forever?!” (My 15mm Seven Years War Prussian Army – Part 2: Infantry)

As discussed recently, I’ve been dusting off my ancient Seven Years War collection, which hadn’t seen the light of day since the 1990s.  In my last post I looked at Fred The Big, his generals and artillery and this time I’m … Continue reading

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“Rogues! Do you want to stay in the toolbox forever?!” (My 15mm Seven Years War Prussian Army – Part 1: Generals & Artillery)

As discussed last time, I’ve recently decided to rekindle my painting and wargaming mojo.  I’d grown slightly tired (for the time being) of the tedium of bold colours, facings, buttons, lace, cross-belts and shakos of the Napoleonic Wars, so have … Continue reading

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Regaining the Mojo & Resurrecting The Seven Years War

I suppose like a lot of people at the moment, the current situation combined with a lack of wargaming opportunities has been killing my painting mojo.  I did initially have a good gallop at the Napoleonics, finally completing my French … Continue reading

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On This Day In History: The Battle of Fishguard 1797

Today marks the 223rd anniversary of the surrender on 24th February 1797 of the French Légion Noir (‘Black Legion’) to an outnumbered and rag-tag force of Welsh Yeomanry, Militia, Royal Navy, Volunteers and armed civilians on Goodwick Sands, near the … Continue reading

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American War of Independence Action

As previously mentioned, in 2005 we suddenly decided to do ‘something in 28mm’.  By fate, a couple of random packs of Foundry AWI figures fell into my possession and my mate Eclaireur released his excellent British Grenadier! rules for the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Brandywine, 11th September 1777

Up until the 2000s, all of my wargaming stuff, aside from a small sci-fi collection, was 15mm or smaller.  In 2005 or thereabouts, my mate Jase Evans had been badgering me for a while to ‘do something in 28mm’, but … Continue reading

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Stalled Projects #1… The War of Spanish Succession in 28mm

Like most wargamers, every so often I get a rush of blood to the wallet and buy a new army (ARMIES in the most catastrophic cases) and start an entirely new project.  In fact, every wargames project starts in this … Continue reading

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