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by Lochaber
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

Dear Gunter,

Thank you. At least it's a start.
by Lochaber
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

Thank you for taking the time to respond. My previous queries have been directed towards the French and I was hoping that this new approach might be more successful.

Is there an authority (a military museum perhaps, or musket expert) in Sachsen whom I might approach?
by Lochaber
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Saxon Rifled Muskets

Dear All, Accounts from Minden (1759) describe British infantry engaged with Grenadiers, of the Saxon wing of the French army, who had rifled muskets ('fine and terrible looking fellows'). These stories state that the Saxons were able to fire from beyond normal musket range, which forced the British...
by Lochaber
Fri May 20, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BBC 'Versailles'
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

BBC 'Versailles'

Forgive me if I have missed that this has already been observed on elsewhere. The BBC is to put on a drama series in June on 'Versailles'. It may serve to inspire, even if not militarily, certainly in terms of decadent and 'nocturnal' behaviour.
by Lochaber
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: "A Military Gentleman"
Replies: 8
Views: 6769

Re: "A Military Gentleman"

I have just received a copy through the post.

It arrived well packed. The binding is good and substantial, and the illustrations are glorious.

Admittedly it's not inexpensive, but I'm very happy with it. Overall it's a fascinating concept.
by Lochaber
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Shop
Replies: 15
Views: 6921

Re: The Shop

...even with a generous use of the past tense, that was never the case. Just ask the memsahib (she of the guide dog).
by Lochaber
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Shop
Replies: 15
Views: 6921

Re: The Shop

Barry - it has arrived safely, and I'm chuffed. Thankyou.
To all other readers out there - the LoA polo shirt is guaranteed to turn you into a babe magnet!!!
by Lochaber
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Re: Period Fiction

Thanks lads.
Yes, I'm quite partial to a bit of Henty.
by Lochaber
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Period Fiction

Gentlemen,

I hope that some of you can recommend some period fiction to me.
I know that historical fiction can be despised by the highbrow literati, but I like it as escapism, and also to rekindle my enthusiasm.

I'm looking for anything from the Williamite/Marlburian/SYW periods.

Thanks in advance.
by Lochaber
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Shop
Replies: 15
Views: 6921

Re: The Shop

Lads, forgive me if I'm being a bit thick (or, indeed, myopic) but all I can see are pics which read 'Beneath the Lily Banners'. I was led to believe that there would, at some point, be ones embroidered with "League of Augsburg'.
by Lochaber
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Shop
Replies: 15
Views: 6921

Re: The Shop

Gentlemen, is there any indication of when the shop will be selling League of Augsburg polo shirts? Whilst I may masquerade as a Frenchie, I'd rather display my allegiance to the true cause!
by Lochaber
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: MacDonalds Flag
Replies: 11
Views: 2360

Re: MacDonalds Flag

You could always take her out for a classy meal....with extra large fries and big thick shake...
by Lochaber
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776
Replies: 6
Views: 3370

Re: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Gentlemen, Forgive me for sullying this thread (I stand by to be directed to chip-in to another, more apposite, one :oops: ), but I have got carried away by the enthusiasm for AWI. I therefore feel encouraged to recommend a simply brilliant (and in my opinion, inspiring) work of fiction, 'Washington...
by Lochaber
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Seven Years War (1756-1763)
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

Re: Seven Years War (1756-1763)

May I take the liberty of recommending a book? It is 'The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763' by Daniel Baugh, published by Longman in 2011. It is great read, sufficiently academic yet easy to digest. It genuinely captures the global spread of the war. In fact it was so good that even my wife was insp...
by Lochaber
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going to Scotland... Help needed!
Replies: 28
Views: 8633

Re: Going to Scotland... Help needed!

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