vrijdag 22 juli 2016

Uniformen ~ Uniform Guide


Click here for a direct link to a uniform guide of the Dutch Army around 1672, from the collection of Gustaphe de Ridder, "based on originals". Unfortunatly I have never seen these originals, so some caution is advised.

dinsdag 17 mei 2016

Uniformen ~ Uniform guides




The good people of the League of Augsburg have made a comprehensive set of uniform guides for the Williamite Wars in Ireland.

More info? Click here



maandag 25 januari 2016

Fort Dömitz ~ Fortress town of Dömitz






In the north of the Netherlands we are very pleased with the Fortress town of Bourtange, but there is also one of about the same size in Germany in Dömitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Here is the link to the website!



donderdag 21 januari 2016

Mega game on 1672!!



In February a mega game, a grand strategy conflict simulation game on 1672 will be organised in Nijmegen!

More info CLICK HERE !!



zondag 10 januari 2016

Rijksmuseum visit





Weapons linked with the admirals Tromp snd De Ruyter.

A visit to Amsterdam






Today your editor visited the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum and also the Amsterdam (historical) museum. In the latter I found a painting of the failed storming of Aerdenburg in 1672.

 A bit strange to find it in Amsterdam, but interesting nonetheless. Note the mixed piket/musket units for instance!

woensdag 16 december 2015

Nassau Ouwerkerk



As some of you may know, the Dutch Army Museum has moved from Delft to a new big location at Soesterberg, and is now called the National Military Museum. 

A lot of the old collection can be found on-line now, like this drawing by Dutch Military artist Hoynck van Papendrecht, showing Dutch horse guards of the Nassau-Overkerk regiment. Unfortunately it is very difficult to evaluate this picture as we know little of his research, but it's nice anyway.