A Perry Miniatures Publication

The Art of Martiall Discipline
– an English Civil War officer’s handbook

We have ventured into publishing in a small way for the first time. It has always been our desire to reproduce this unique artefact: The Art of Martiall Discipline – an English Civil War officer’s handbook, which has been in our collection for some years now.

In conjunction with our old friend John Stallard (an avid Civil War buff), we have produced an actual sized, full colour facsimile, with a separate introduction by the Civil War historian Keith Roberts.

The book was once owned and partially written by Richard Barnstone of Gamul’s Regt., as well as fellow officers, before and during the Civil War.

This is an amazing one-off example of an officer’s book used in the field 360 years ago. It is a patchwork of hand written pre-Pitman short hand/code (yet to be deciphered) and printed material. It also contains hand rendered pike and shot formations as well as pictures of pike and shot postures, half of which are hand coloured possibly during the civil War period itself.

Limited Edition

We have also produced a very limited edition of 20, bound in Moroccan goat skin, blocked in gold leaf and hand stitched, which is as authentic as we can get (and will probably last another 360 years!). The price of these reflects the quality at £180 each. Each copy is individually numbered.

These (Limited Editions) are going much faster than we thought , the first 15 have already been spoken for. We will to put your name down for one of the last 5 if you are interested ( first come, first served ) but it will be 3-4 weeks before we get them back from binding.

Ordering Information


Open Edition - £65 +£3 P&P
Limited Edition - £180 (this includes P & P)

Order can be sent to Perry Miniatures, PO Box 6512, Nottingham NG7 1UJ England or through our secure online ordering system.

Please specify Open or Limited