Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Coming soon from Osprey

Osprey have just announced some new titles for 2019 in their elite series. This one is of interest
ELI: Raiders of New France, North American Forest Warfare Tactics 17th–18th Centuries
French political conservatism and relative lack of investment saw British colonies in 17th century North America grow much more vigorously, pushing into territories that the French had not exploited. That 'New France' survived as long as it did, with a smaller population and military garrison, was largely due to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed through close contact by imaginative French officers with Indian tribes and Canadian settlers. This was a deliberate plan to overcome numerical weakness by exploiting the potential of mixed parties of French soldiers, Canadian backwoodsmen and allied Indian warriors. By employing hit-and-run 'commando' tactics over great distances, they tied down the New Englanders in a defensive posture and discouraged the enemy's Iroquois allies.


I have heard it's Rene Chartrand who is the author

Monday, 6 August 2018

FRENCH MILITARY SWORD IN 18th CENTURY (First period)

 Translated to English on this PDF.
Armes blanches de la ligne et de la maison du roi  .
Authors : C. ARIES and M. PETARD (translation N.VASSE)
Gazette des Armes N° 57 Fevrier 1978.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Death of Tecomseh - Ron Embleton

Bushy Run 1763


Tomorrow is the anniversary but the reenactment is on today and tomorrow. This film is worth watching.
Read Bouquet's account of the battle