Maybe you don't know the Nederlandse Stichting voor Modelfiguren (Dutch foundation for Model figures) but they exist already a long time but the last years they try to promote model figures more then in prior years. Wargames figures and wargaming is included.
On September the 8th a National Figures day will be organised in the Waterlinie museum in Bunnik with workshops eg about how to make and/or paint figures and other demo's, figure market, wargaming (various clubs will be there) and of course visit the museum.
The Alde Garde will also be there with a demo so hopefully we will see you there.
As we were at the TAG figures we also like to mention two books on the 80 Years War. Sadly for English speaking readers, these are in Dutch but who knows?
The first is a book on the military history of the 80 Years War. It's the first part in a series initiated by the NIMH (Dutch Institute for Military History) and will end up in the present time.
This work pretends to deal with the development of tactics and strategies of both land and naval forces during this period.
I'm curious if the book adds some extra insight to the subject as some publications of the past years which will be mentioned underneath, didn't.
Unfortunately for English readers most books on the subject are in Dutch only. The ospreys of course are in English.
When more information/books appear we will keep you informed.
As You maybe know, Peter (half of the Alde Garde) is fascinated by the 80 Years War and is very anxious by the announcement of The Assault Group (TAG in short) that they will bring out figures for this period. Good figures for this period, especially the 1568-1600 period, are almost not available (Old Glory is an exception) so this announcement is great!
Pictures of the new range, sculpted by Nick Collier for TAG, underneath. TAG starts with "late" Landsknechts (already on their site) with Dutch/Spanish on their hiels (just greens yet).
First there are packs of pikeman: