Monday, 19 August 2019

Raiders from New France teaser

Osprey have released an image from the forthcoming book by Rene Chartrand and Adam Hook.
The illustration depicts a clash between Abenaki warriors and Dragoons in 1707. As the Dragoon riders came up, other hidden warriors opened fire on them from the edge of the trees in what was obviously a deliberately planned ambush. During the five‑hour running fight that followed, the Albany militiamen never succeeded in catching up with the elusive warriors, who eventually vanished – taking some scalps with them, and seemingly suffering no casualties themselves.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield 1794 Trailer

Tomorrow's anniversary is the 225th. Here's the battlefield trailer

Friday, 16 August 2019

Bennington by Don Troiani

'The Brunswick Dragoons at the battle of Bennington Vermont. Lt. Col Baum is ordering his men to draw their broadswords to try to cut their way out. Didn't work and Baum was mortally wounded. Four of the enlisted dragoon swords and one officer's sword still survive . They captured ones were issued to the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons. '
From the forthcoming book on the Saratoga campaign.
Pennington wiki

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Villasur expedition 1720

The Villasur expedition of 1720 was a Spanish military expedition intended to check New France's growing influence on the American Great Plains, led by Lieutenant-General Pedro de Villasur. Pawnee and Otoe Indians attacked the expedition in Nebraska, killing 36 of the 40 Spaniards, 10 of their Indian allies, and a French guide. The survivors retreated to their base in New Mexico

The Pawnee and their French allies surround and defeat the Villasur expedition, painted on buffalo hides.[a]

Fall of Oswego 1756

Today's anniversary - the capitulation.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019