Monday, 3 August 2009

Mirliton 15 mm - Dante's War

The Swampster has launched a new blog providing a

[W]argamer's perspective of the wars of the 13th and early 14th century - roughly the lifetime of Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy.  He fought in the service of his home city Florence and mentions many of the main players of the events of the wars in Italy and beyond.
I was first drawn to this period by the appearance of the armies but I also became interested in the history. This is the time of the Guelphs and Ghibellines, of the Sicilian Vespers, of Popes and Emperors. It saw the end of the Crusader States in the Holy Land and the establishment of the Mongol empire.”
The Swampster’s painting skills have featured here before. Therefore it’s not surprising that one of the highlights of the new blog is the the excellent painting on display:

The blog looks like developing into a great resource with both practical information and articles on history.  As an example of the former there are some 15 mm comparison photos featuring Mirliton and Corvus Belli crossbowmen.

If you want to see more visit Dante's War.  Recommended.

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