Monday, 26 September 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Alma reenactment

This weekend sees the excellent reenactment of the Alma that draws people in from Russia and the Ukraine as well as the odd Brit. Photos soon I hope. Good luck to everyone.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Today's anniversary by Thomas Payton

On 20 September 1854, at the Battle of the Alma during the Crimean War, Sergeant Luke O'Connor of the 23rd Regiment of Foot (The Royal Welch Fusiliers) was advancing between two officers, carrying the Color, when one of them was mortally wounded. Sergeant O'Connor was also shot at the same time, but recovering himself, he snatched up the Colour from the ground and continued to carry it until the end of the action, although urged to retire to the rear on account of his wounds. He also acted with great gallantry at the assault on the Redan, where he was shot through both thighs. He survived, and was awarded the Regiment's first Victoria Cross for his actions that day, Luke O'Connor was born on 21 Jan 1831 in Kilcroy, Co. Roscommon
(Image: Painting by Louis William Desanges, Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum)

Revell 02451 WWI INFANTRY German/British/French (1914)

This looks an interesting set. More information here

Producer: Revell
Product code: Revell 02451
Scale: 1:35
Review here

Another forthcoming Osprey of interest

Men-at-Arms 509: French Foreign Legion 1831-71 by Martin Windrow
Artwork by Gerry & Sam Embleton

Our second plate, from Gerry and Sam Embleton, shows examples of soldiers from the New Legion; Algeria, 1840-52. From left to right we have a Capitaine adjudant-major, a Grenadier and a Lieutenant.
Click here to preorder a copy of Men-at-Arms 509: French Foreign Legion 1831-71 by Martin Windrow