The Oxfam charity shop in Broomhill ("The prettiest suburb in England" - John Betjeman) on the west side of Sheffield is ever-reliable as a source of unexpected second-hand books. This weekend I found:
It's been on my look-out-for-it list for a while but I didn't think find a copy outside of Ireland, it being a description of the clothing and uniforms worn by rebels and crown forces during the 1798 and 1803 risings in that country. It also being only six quid was a definite bonus.
With 26 full colour lates and extensive notes on each it's pretty indispensable for anyone trying to put together wargames forces for the 1798.
The United Irishmen's Rebellion (as it's also known) is a bit of a side project for me. The plan is to put together two Sharp Practice forces in 20mm scale using carefully selected and converted plastic figures.
The insurgents are the hardest to source. I'm working on conversions of HaT Spanish guerrillas at present. The Government forces have some repurposed Prussians and Royal Marines at the moment and Highlanders will provide me with a force of Reay's Fencibles. Oh and a box of HaT early-Napoleonic French infantry in bicornes will do for General Humbert's expeditionary force. Just need to find some British dragoons in Tarleton helmets and French hussars in mirlitons.