Sunday, 29 January 2012

New France and Old England 2012 events

The years UK F&I events have been posted on the NFOE site.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

HM 40th Foot / 2nd Battalion LI - "Bloodhounds"



Facebook page for this excellent looking Revwar group here

Friday, 20 January 2012

Seminole Indian reenactor speaks about his firearm

Short film from the recent Dade's battle reenactment.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

A couple of Jaeger books to download

Heard from Thomsomfeld he says two books to download...
hessian jaeger captain Ewalds DIARY OF THE
AMERICAN WAR and tactics...

http://www.jaegerkorps.org/reference/Treatise%20on%20Partisan%20Warfare%20by%20Ewald.pdf
http://www.berglib.com/info/bfe15295dh32i0
thomsom

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Battle of Cowpens


Took place this day in 1781. Read about it here.
Image of Banastre Tarleton by Don Troiani available as a print from here

Monday, 16 January 2012

Battle of Cape St Vincent 1780

This sea battle of the Revolution took place during the night of the 16th. Wiki on the Moonlight Battle here

Thursday, 12 January 2012

New Thomsomfeld diorama


AWI 1776 cavalry attack.
more pics here
and here

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9814

Dade's battle 2012 photos

Here for the recent Florida Seminole wars battle.

Revwar images by Gary Zaboly


Thanks to Thomsomfeld for finding these pictures. The bottom pic is Glovers Marblehead Massuchusetts Regiment 1776 and Rifleman Pennsylvania Regiment.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Fort Ligonier


Thanks to Martin for finding this - a blog piece on the works and equipment at Fort Ligonier. Recommended.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Les meilleurs moments de reconstitution de la compagnie de Lacorne

Fondée en 2001, la compagnie de Lacorne est un regroupement de personnes bénévoles, passionnées d'histoire, qui ont pour objectif principal de reproduire le plus fidèlement possible une compagnie franche de la Marine durant la période 1720-1760. Organisme sans but lucratif, la compagnie compte près d'une trentaine de valeureux soldats, sans compter leurs conjointes et enfants.

Founded in 2001, the compagnie de Lacorne is a group of history enthusiasts who aim to reproduce, as accurately as possible, a independent company of French naval infantry during the years 1720-1760. A non-profit organization, the unit consists of around thirty brave men, joined by many of their families.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask; although the groups operates in French, we can speak English.

Site web: www.compagniedelacorne.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/compagniedelacorne

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Massacre at Fort William Henry Fact, Fiction & Legacy

Production pictures 'Last of the Mohicans'

Of course the 35th foot were part of the garrison of Fort William Henry so check out these filming stills.

35th Foot


MONTAGE of Blasts From the Past & Westerham events photographed by Marilyn Taylor.
The 35th Foot are a transatlantic project who are part of NFOE in the UK but also participate in US events and I believe they have members there too. Website here. The brainchild of George Bailey (in the centre of the picture) the 35th Foot have as their base in England Eastbourne Redoubt.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Coup de feu sur l'Ohio

Check out this French language wargames blog on the subject of the F&I. Illustrated.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Sabbath Day Point by Mark Churms


Thanks to Thomsomfeld for finding this excellent depiction of the aftermath of the terrible ambush of New Jersey troops on Lake George by Natives.
http://www.markchurms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=M&Category_Code=historical_art http://www.markchurms.com/mm5/graphics/sabbath-d.jpg 

Claude Martin

Was born today in 1735. Served as an officer in the French and British forces and was an influential balloonist - read his biography here

Monday, 2 January 2012

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Pennsylvania Line Mutiny 1781

Today was the start of a serious insurrection in the Continental Army - wiki here