Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dutch National Heritage Day 2009

We presented four castle/siege themes on the Dutch National Heritage Day at Venlo on September 12th; our wargames demo with castle Ter Horst of 1368, the siege of Haarlem in 1572, the attack on Oudeschans in 1600 and the siege of a Vauban fortress of the Seven Years War period.

A lot of interested people visited the Heritage day and the spectacles presented by the late medieval reenactment Group "Gelres Overkwartier" and the "Santa Fe"group with their very good WW2 rolling stock. Our wargame presentations were also visited by many interested people of all kinds. As can be seen above, the reenactment Group Gelres Overkwartier was very interested in the model of the castle Ter Horst, which is situated very nearby their headquarters.
Also can be seen the "Blue Hussars" in their late 19th century uniforms who once were quartered in the "Frederik Hendrik"barracks in Venlo

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

European Heritage Days in the Netherlands

Next saturday, the 12th of september we will present our medieval demo on the Heritage day (Open Monumentendag) in de Frederik Hendrikkazerne in Venlo-Blerick. Also some static displays of the siege of Haarlem and a siege in the 7YW will be shown.
We will be the only wargames "club" there but various reenactment societies (the medieval "Gelre's Overkwartier" and Santa Fee with their WW2 material) will give live demonstrations . But also some other sporting demonstrations and music will be present.
Photo's will be appearing on our website.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Demo Crisis show Antwerp November

For the "Crisis" show in Antwerp in November we are now preparing a demo about the 1809 Tyrolean revolt against the Bavarians. The demo will be in 15mm scale and we will use the Shako II rules. On the moment we are painting frantically all those needed insurgents in "lederhosen".

As information is scarce, we are looking for more information about this struggle and when we find something usefull we will present it on our website. Already we have put various pictures about the dress that people were wearing and pictures of Andreas Hofer on the site.