Monday, 6 April 2020

Art by Don Troiani

Civil War, The 55th New York Volunteers (Lafayette Guard) 1861-62. Gouache and watercolor on paper. They wore French style uniforms.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Heroes of Shipka

Geroite na Shipka (Bulgarian: Героите на Шипка; Russian: Герои Шипки, Geroi Shipki; in English: Shipka heroes; US title: Heroes of Shipka) is a 1955 Soviet Union/Bulgarian co-production drama film. It tells the story of the famous Battle of Shipka Pass during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78. The production companies behind the film are Boyana Film, Bulgar Film and Lenfilm. The film won the Best Director Award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. WIKI

Friday, 6 March 2020

Boot Hill Miniatures 28mm Alamo and the War of Texan independence

Go here to see a comprehensive range. Good webpage for information too
Alabama Red Rovers: Raised by Dr Jack Shackleford in Alabama to aid the cause of Texas liberty this volunteer unit wore dyed red hunting shirts and flew a blood red banner. Sadly they were mostly all killed at the battle of Coletto Creek and Goliad massacre.

"The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory" complete 1987 TV-Movie

The 1987 NBC television miniseries about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo starring James Arness as James Bowie, Brian Keith as Davy Crockett, Alec Baldwin as William Barrett Travis and Raul Julia as Antonio López de Santa Anna.