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- Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection
- an ambitious multi-year endeavor to digitize the 15,000 individual prints, drawings, and watercolors of the collection
- Cent chansons françoises au siècle des lumières
- 100 French songs from 1715 to 1789
- European Heraldry
- a rapidly expanding collection of heraldic art in Europe throughout the early years of the 17th century to the present day. Wonderful illustrations!
- Grosser Generalstab
- a website offering a great quantity of uniform plates
- Deutsche Uniformen - Vol. 1 Das Zeitalter Friedrichs des Großen: the cigarette cards published by Sturm in the 30s
- Uniformenkunde by Richard Knötel: wonderful, wonderful (did I say wonderful?)
- Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy
- a complete coverage of the ships of the British Royal Navy from the mid 18th century to about 1840 - the last half century of the sailing warship.
- Nafziger Collection of Orders of Battle
- orders of battle from 1600 to 1945 with over 7000 individual pdf files
- Nec Pluribus Impar
- a very comprehensive French web magazine about the history, wars and armies of the 17th and 18th centuries (some articles available in English).
- Nova Scotia's Electric Gleaner - Seven Years War Timeline
- a detailed timeline of the war with lots of maps, pictures, links...
- Praetiriti Fides
- an excellent French source of contemporary documents on the War of the Austrian Succession and on the Seven Years' War (some articles available in English).
- Die Schlacht bei Krefeld am 23. Juni 1758
- a German website entirely dedicated to the Battle of Krefeld
- Sujets du Bien-Aimé (Les)
- a French website offering a compilation of the États militaires of the 18th century as well as a collection of regulations for the same period
- The Spanish Succession
- This site is called the Spanish Succession. It's about the years 1700 till 1715, a time dominated by the War of the Spanish Succession. This era can be viewed from many perspectives. The goal of this site is to make this possible by providing a lot of background information and some good articles. The latter tend to go back to the primary source and to be verifiable by providing direct links to this source.
- Todo a Babor
- a wonderful Spanish source of information on the age of sail
- Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail
- an impressive collection of naval data from the age of sailing ships (at the moment of writing these lines, this knowledge base counted 14,867 ships, 19,619 seamen, 410 actions/battles)
- Vexillologie militaire européenne
- A French website with lots and lots of great flags for various periods (mostly French but some other nations are also covered)
- Vinkhuijzen Collection of Military Costume Illustration
- nearly 20,000 prints, drawings, watercolors, and printed book and magazine illustrations of military costume as well as military medals, regalia, insignia, coats of arms, and regimental flags, from most times and places except the United States
- Fort Dobbs
- situated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site provides a window into the tumultuous period of history known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War.
- Fort Frederick
- the fort, located in Maryland and commenced in 1756, is one of the largest fortifications built by English colonists in North America. The fort's exterior lines are 355 feet from bastion point to bastion point. Its stone wall is about 18 feet high and at least three major buildings originally stood inside that wall.
- Fort La Présentation
- the site is located at Lighthouse Point in Ogdensburg, New York. Currently, there is an historic monument and interpretive signs and future plans include an interpretive center, greenspace restoration, recreation of a Native American village and fort reconstruction.
- Fort Ligonier
- a reconstructed/restored British fort (1758-1766) with a modern museum. It is located in southwestern Pennsylvania. In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the fort, a new, permanent exhibition on the Seven Years' War was premiered in May 2008. It is the only exhibit we are aware of which covers every theater of war using exclusively original artifacts.
- Fort Loudoun
- a reconstructed fort which had initially been erected during the French and Indian War (1754-1763) by the British colony of South Carolina to counter the French threat in the Mississippi Valley.
- Fort at No. 4
- a reconstructed fort which had initially been erected between 1743 and 1746 by the British colony of New Hampshire.
- Fort Ticonderoga
- Fort Ticonderoga, originally Fort Carillon, was built by the French military between 1755 and 1759.
- Fort Toulouse
- Fort Toulouse, built in Alabama in 1717 and named for the Comte de Toulouse. It was reconstructed in 1751. This website also contains a very interesting page on French drill in 1755.
- Old Fort Niagara
- a fort, located in the State of New York, who dominates the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726.
The following sites offer a great quantity of historical maps.
- Cartographic Collection of the National Library of Latvia
- an important collection of old map of Lithuania, Livonia, Poland, Prussia, Russia, Scandinavia, etc.
- Digitalisierungsprojekt Wilhelmshöher Kriegskarten (WHK)
- a great collection of maps from the XVIIIth century from the digital archives of Marburg
- Historic Cities
- maps, literature, documents, books and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of historic cities and facilitates the location of similar content on the web
- Musée des Plans-Reliefs
- adjoining the Musée de l'Armée in Paris, this museum offers a wide collection a maps and dioramas of French fortified cities
- Ryhiner Map Collection
- one of the most valuable and outstanding map collections of the world: more than 16,000 maps, charts, plans and views from the 16th to the 18th century, covering the whole globe
- Statens Arkiv - Utländska stad- och fästningsplaner
- a large collection of maps of foreign towns and fortresses published by the Swedish State Archive
- British Flat Figure Society
- Klio Deutsche Gesellschaft der Freunde und Sammler kulturhistorischer Zinnfiguren e. V.
- KLIO Baden-Württemberg e.V.
- Vereinigung Freie Zinnfigurensammler e.V.
- Zinnfigurenfreunde Leipzig e.V.
- Wikipedia - Seven Years' War (German version at Wikipedia - Siebenjähriger Krieg)
- the entry points to numerous Wikipedia articles related to this conflict
- 3 Decks
- a naval warfare history Wiki in the golden age of sailing (1650-1850)
- The Miniatures Page - 18th Century
- Yahoo Groups - FandIWAR (Seven Years' War in North America)
- Yahoo Groups - SYW
- A cova do Trasno
- miniature figurines of various periods including of course the Seven Years War.
- Adventures in Miniature Gaming
- an exciting trip through the world of miniature gaming.
- Der Alte Fritz Journal
- if you are a wargamer at heart, you must pay a visit to this blog. Even though it covers various periods, you'll find ample information about SYW armies and pictures of figurines painted to a very high standard.
- wargaming in various periods
- Fencing Frog
- wargaming in various periods and re-enaction in the period of the French and Indian Wars
- Figurines et Champs de Batailles
- a great project to follow, wargaming the Battle of Hastenbeck
- Gaming with Chuck
- musings and meanderings concerning the many gaming activities in the land of chuck.
- The Golden Sun
- an excellent list of English-language public domain books, mostly related to the Seven Years' War, available online.
- Keith's Wargaming blog
- includes free downloadable SYW wargame rules à la Donald Featherstone
- Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel in the SYW
- a blog dedicated to the Army of the Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel in the early years of the SYW, illustrated with plates of Franco Saudelli and Marco Pagan and with photos of figurines painted by Nigel Billington.
- Michael’s Cabinet
- pictures of an ever-growing collections of 28mm historical armies (SYW and Napoleonic)
- Modus Reg Magni Momenti
- gallery of painted miniature soldiers with a growing collection of SYW units
- My Seven Years' War
- as its title indicates, this blog is devoted to the SYW. It presents very nicely painted traditional German Zinnfiguren.
- Not By Appointment
- a uniform template design service to the imaginary crowned heads of Seven Years War Europe. The site offers a tremendous collection of high quality uniform templates to produce almost any unit from the Seven Years' War period.
- Obscure Battles
- detailed and lively descriptions of battles such as Lobositz and Leuthen, and outstanding maps and diagrams
- Olicanalad's Games
- a very interesting project on the battle of Zorndorf
- Painting Wargames Figures
- a quite a self explanatory title but it should read "Painting Wargames Figures ...to a very high standard" (mostly devoted to the SYW period).
- a blog about researching, painting, and building 6mm armies in the Seven Years' War time period.
- a blog on 6mm and 10mm 18th century wargaming with lots of pictures taken at the German Army Museum in Berlin
- The Wargamorium - Seven Years War Campaign
- a blog who explores a “mini-campaign” approach allowing for grand tactical manoeuvres. The situation resulting from these movements are then transferred to the wargame table for resolving the engagement/combat/battle. There will be reports on the campaign, maps, movements, briefings, progress, battles and eventual outcome
- Torgau Project
- a blog to share pictures of a 6mm wargame of the battle of Torgau (November 3, 1760) based for Volley and Bayonet
- Wargame Amateur
- mostly 18th century, plus coverage of unusual theatres of operation
- Winser's Wargaming Page
- blog about 18th and 19th centuries wargaming classes
- 18th Century Sojourn
- a very interesting blog, the proposed campaigns alone make it one of the best blog on this period of history.
Blogs of the "Imagi-Nations"
The "Imagi-Nations" phenomenon is spreading rapidly among the wargaming community and deserves a section by itself. These blogs present various imaginary European nations of the XVIIIth century.
- ColCampbell's Barracks
- Defiant Principality
- Duchy of Mieczyslaw
- Duchy of Saxe-Huack
- Emperor vs Elector
- Grand Duchy of Kitschberg
- Grand Duchy of NordMark
- Grand Duchy of Stollen
- Kingdom of Wittenberg
- Landgraviate of Hesse-Fedora
- Presipality of Monte-Cristo
- Les Princes du Lichtenbourg
- Principality of Hesse-Engelburg
- Principality of Lichtengrein
- Republic of Neues Sudland
- Les Rêves de Mars
- Reich Duchy of Beerstein
- Les compagnons de la Nouvelle-France
- Le Deuxième Bataillon du Régiment du Béarn
- First Royal Regiment of Foote with loads of interesting information among which:
Wargames Rules (non-commercial)
- Tricorn and Musket 1740 - 1763
- free wargame rules for scaled battles in the Age of Reason: War of Austrian Succession, 1st and 2nd Silesian Wars and the Seven Years War; by Peter Morffew