Monday, 25 October 2010

Cecil C P Lawson

Someone who was a pioneer of interest in the French and Indian war was British military historian CCP Lawson. I imagine he was an influence on Ron Embleton. He did a lot of colour pictures of Rangers and the 60th and so on - I can't find any so if you have any send them to me and I'll put them up. Here is his Regiment de la Reine.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Another bark shelter

This one is in the background of the portrait of Guy Johnson by West. See more of West's Indians here

Bark shelter by Gary Zaboly

Used by Natives, Rangers and other irregulars.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A couple of photos

Some more images scanned from old photos from the late 90s.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Woodland Indian reenactment


When I started off reenacting the F&I in this country I was lucky enough to recruit people who had already years of experience recreating Indians privately. Once they were reassured that it was going to be done well they soon brought in their friends. Here's a few old photos Sue uncovered today from an old publicity folder. They are Greg (b/w), Chikala (colour) and me with Penny in front of the wigwam and the two head shots Bob and Span.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Seven Years War at Terezin


Impressed by these photos. Hope you are enjoying them too.

Compagnies Détachées

According to what I've read there was some 1,000 troops labelled Compagnies Détachées at Louisbourg at the siege. Anyone have any idea what they were and where they came from?

Terezin fortress photos



Photos from the recent European theatre SYW event in the Czech Republic. Lots of images to trawl through but if you like the Austrian army - which I do - there's some great photos. It would be interesting to find out how a lot of these European theatre infantry could be easily converted to F&I - anyway it's always pleasant to look at event photos so enjoy. Thanks to the HICF for sending them in.

http://stepanka70.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti_v_Terezine_9.10.2010/

http://michljiri.rajce.idnes.cz/TEREZIN_-_JOSEFINSKE_SLAVNOSTI_10.10_2009/

http://pj.rajce.idnes.cz/9.10._Josefinske_slavnosti/

http://arturek007.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti_9.10.2010/

http://gogo-foto.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti/

http://track44.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_Slavnosti_2010_v_Terezine/

http://nejkone.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti_2010/

http://fabulousm.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti_Terezin_2010/

http://tylinek.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti_2010/

http://paulus2003.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti_Terezin_2010/

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Battle of Sitka

Scott on his blog did a piece on this 1804 battle between Tinglit and Russians in Alaska. I'd totally forgotten about this battle - I think CDV's RTS 'American Conquest' had this theatre included. The video is a nice introduction to the location and battle.

Monday, 11 October 2010

More from Moravia



Here is more from the Czech republic's F&I scene. Excellent photos again - watch them as a slideshow...all the sections are well done - civilians and both sides...love to do an event with them some day. Cheers!

If you want to see more of the Czech SYW scene then these pictures of a recent event at Terezin fortress are interesting

http://gogo-foto.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti/

http://paulus2003.rajce.idnes.cz/Josefinske_slavnosti_Terezin_2010/

http://litomericky.denik.cz/zpravy_region/-josefinske-slavnosti---hlavni-bitva20101010.html

Monday, 4 October 2010

Moravian event pics




I am impressed by the Czech scene for the F&I - hopefully some day there can be a big European get together - in the meantime enjoy these excellent photos. Excellent stuff. Club webpage here