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Last Update 9/15/98 - new commentary page & Eagles over the Empire and Republique links
Resources here in the Hobby Hovel
- A Baton in Every Knapsack
- Commentary on my own horse and musket gaming activities and period gaming news.
- The Colonial Wargames Page
- I've spun off a page specifically for the Colonial era to accomodate the growing collection of pictures.
- Frederick the Great's Military Instruction to His Generals
- The companion Particular Instruction of the King of Prussia to the Officers of his Army, and especially those of the Cavalry
- It's prime 18th C. skirmish gaming fodder.
- Maps of Frederick the Great's campaigns and battles
- from Harper's Magazine
- My generic skirmish rules which were written with the 16th through the 19th century in mind. A new combat tables quick reference sheet is now available for Rencounter. Two scenarios by Will Scarvie, one for the Zulu War and one for the American Revolution are available as well.
- The Miniatures Gallery
- The Gallery has some colonials pictures in it right now. Some 15mm Napoleonics are coming soon.
- The Warships Gallery
- For navals fans, this page includes photos of the U.S.S. Constitution, H.M.S. Victory, H.M.S. Warrior, and the Trafalgar Diorama.
- One If By Land
- Rules for the American War of Independence by Bob Bergman. (2/10/99 - Bob reports having started a website where
he has a newer version of these rules and a new grand tactical Napoleonic set.)
- Frederick's Battles, a Napoleon's Battles conversion for the Seven Years War, by Greg Savvinos, (email@example.com) has been removed at Greg's request. Greg is taking it commercial.
Wargame Magazine Article Database
- Dave Love provided his personal Filemaker Pro database listing over 4000 miniatures wargaming articles and I've webified it.
- 4/19/98 Review of the Seven Years War battles computer game "Dragoon" by Art of War Software
- Well, it's not complete yet, but you can see what I have so far.
Maps of the Peninsular War from Napier's History of the Peninsular War
- The battle of Baylen
- The one major Spanish victory over the French
- The battle of Coruna
- The Portugal Campaign, August 1808
- The Positions as of October 28, 1808
- The battle of Rorica
- Operations in Catalonia, 1808-09
- The battle of Vimiero
- If Vimiero above is too big for you to load, try this reduced version which is approximately 80% the size in each dimension, or the grayscale GIF version.
- The battle of Fuentes Onoro
- The battle of Albuera
- The battle of Saguntum
- The battle of Talavera
- The siege of Badajos
- The siege of Ciudad Rodrigo
- The combat of Sabugal
- The battle of Barosa
- Crawfurd's operations on the Mondego, 1810
- The defense of Portugal, 1810
- The invasion of Andalusia, 1810
- The Lines of the Torres Vedras
- The siege and battle of Valencia, 1812
I found an old three volume set at a used bookstore, so I will eventually digitize all the maps and type in some of the tables and text.
Drawings and Paintings by Edouard Detaille
- French camel trooper of Napoleon's Egyptian expedition
- Two Dragoons (Left)
- Two More (Right)
- Cossack or Cosaque
- Drummer of the 42nd Highlanders
- He's sitting on a stylized initial of the author of the article from which I scanned the pictures.
- En temps de Paix, (213K)
- French Infantryman of 1835
And Other Contemporaries
- Cavalryman delivering dispatch
- Atelier de Detaille (Detaille's studio), 383K
- Fencing, 19th C., Woman and Man
- 16th C. Duel
- The two above are from a set that were on a page together. I have a couple more of these dueling pics to convert to jpeg yet.
- Le Pompon Vert
- 315K, 19th C book advertisement with some samples of illustrations by Georges Jeanniot of soldiers of the Franco Prussian War. Page visitor Peter Glanville has done a translation of the text.
2nd Afghan War and Zulu War pictures are now on the new Colonial Wargames Page
Bernabe Saiz's collection of circa 1820 Spanish Army Uniform Plates
Images graciously provided by Bernabe Saiz, firstname.lastname@example.org. He has digitized them from original color plates in a family collection.
- Line Infantry Sergeant
- Spanish Line Infantry
- two soldiers of the same regiment as the sergeant above
- Spanish Line Infantry
- The whole picture containing the sergeant above and two other soldiers, scanned somewhat smaller
- Spanish Line Cavalry
- It is labeled line cavalry on the original, but, as Bernabe pointed out in the email the picture came in, they are pretty clearly dragoons.
- Spanish Grenadiers of the Royal Guard, Guardia Real, part 1, part 2- From the same plate
- Bernabe notes that the building in the background may be the Royal Palace in Madrid and that the dark blue color of the uniforms digitized darker than the original.
- Spanish Guardia de la persona del Rey, Royal bodyguard cavalry
- Spanish Light Infantry
- Cazadores Provinciales de la Guardia Real
- Spanish Light Cavalry
- Cazadores de la Guardia Real a Caballo
- Artillery Train
A Sampling of Resources Elsewhere
- Links to pages on particular rules sets:
- An Army of Professionals AWI scenario book
- Carnage and Glory PC moderated horse and musket rules
- Richard Denning's Page on Napoleonic War Games
- Principles of War rules, some historical articles, some pictures, and Green Jacket peninsular skirmish rules for free download.
- Dan Schorr's Northern Wars
- Contains information on the Great Northern War of 1700-1721, the Scanian War of 1675-1679, and the Second Northern War of 1655-1660, including uniform plates, free rules, and a catalog of
flags and standards that he sells.
- Geoffrey Phipps' Games Page
- Includes a rewrite of the La Battaille Series rules that Geoff Phipps and Ed Bryan did for clarity and to add a command system.
- The Miniatures Page
- by Bill Armintrout and Robert Hooper, et al. The section on rules and the ACW figures will be of particular interest.
- The Historical Miniatures Page
- by Bob French
- The Seven Years War Association Page
- A wargaming organization devoted to the Seven Years War. Jim Purky edits their newsletter. Bob French maintains their web page.
- Histoire Napoleonique
- A page devoted to Napoleonic history, with gaming subjects, by Phil Karecki
- Military Uniforms
- Color uniform plates on American Revolution and Napoleonic topics from the New York Public Library, part of the web pages on military history at the library
- Web Grognards
- A great wargaming site, emphasis on boardgames, but other areas covered as well, by Alan Poulter and Eric Pass
- 1755, The French and Indian War Home Page
- Historical material on the war from the French perspective
- Empires in Arms
- The strategic boardgame of the whole Napoleonic Wars, a great game if you have the time.
- Napoleonic Literature on the Web
- John Schneider is undertaking an effort like my own with the Frederick page, to put some of the many out of copyright books of military historical interest up on the web. I helped him out for awhile with server space when he overflowed his old site.
- The Nafziger Collection
- George Nafziger's catalog of Orders of Battle
- The Foundry
- Tim Peterson's page for the miniatures company merged from Wargames Foundry and Guernsey Foundry. Includes catalogs and free rules.
- Vendor of reproductions of color uniform plates.
- MagWeb hosts a collection of wargame magazines reproduced on the web. Several are of interest to Horse and Musket gamers. MagWeb is a subscription service, but you can look at some sample articles for free.
- Rare map collection at the Hargrett Library
- University of Georgia Special Collections, includes ACW and AmRev period maps.
- Major McLeroth's Company of His Majesty's 64th Regiment of Foot
- An American Revolution re-enactment group with some nice pictures and links to other re-enactment resources.
- American Revolutionary War Home Page
- Re-enactment centered, with a good list of historical reference links.
- The Dallas Thursday Night Irregulars
- Check out their Aspern-Essling refight.
- Flags for the War of the Spanish Succession, American War of Independence, Napoleonics and some medievals, by Ian Croxall.
- Download them and print them right out for 25mm. Rescale the print job for 15mm or 6mm.
- Histoire et Figurines
- A good French site on Napoleonic miniatures wargaming. Much of it also available in English. Has a lot of useful stuff, including some uniform guides and good photos of painted armies.
- The Library of Congress has a number of photo archives on the web. A couple of interest to us are the collection of Civil War photographs, and the collection of photos by the Detroit Publishing Company made around 1900.
- Some good search terms to try in the Detroit photo database are
military, soldier, and warship.
This page created and maintained by Ed Allen , email@example.com.