Thursday, 11 May 2017

Unboxing Galloping Major 28mm, 60th Foot, Muskets and Tomahawks, Skirmishes in the French Indian War

Review for some of the Galloping Major new Redcoats

'les derniers des mohicans' Patrick Prugne Editions Margot

Patrick Prugne is a comic artist well known for his work on the Native American. Out in August is his version of The Last of the Mohicans. Facebook page here.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

40mm American War of Independence

 Thanks to Tym Corbett for letting me use these pictures of a game run by the Shrewsbury Wargames Club (UK). The figures are from the Collection of John Parkes of Shrewsbury Wargames club. John painted them as well











Monday, 8 May 2017

LOD Enterprises American Revolution

 Revwar in 1/32 scale is pretty doable so it's good to see some new figures coming along.
Website

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

American Revolution Spanish plates

Thomsomfeld sent me this link to some great artwork in the style of Malcolm MacGregor.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Museum of the American Revolution

Exhibit Sneak Peek: The War in the South
Come face-to-face with life-size figures on horseback of Banastre Tarleton’s Loyalists Dragoons, a loyalist corps, composed of Americans who sided with the king against Congress.
Even amidst the horrors of the Southern war, Tarleton’s corps had a particular reputation for cruelty and mercilessness. Though these stories were sometimes exaggerated, the British Legion came to symbolize the extreme violence of war in the region. Despite their reputation for mercilessness, Tarleton’s British Legion struggled with politics like many Southerners. Many of them were “soft loyalists,” or American Continentals captured at the Siege of Charleston, and forced to fight for the King.
FB page here

Oswego Alex Stepkin

New Russian language book on the siege artwork by Ralph Mitchard! Details here (Russian language)

Sunday, 9 April 2017

'View of the Camp of Calais in 1756.' Watercolor, 1756, by Pierre Lenfant.

 Ive been waiting for this image to be on the internet as it is a really valuable look at the French army in camp - the figures in the bottom left are wearing bonnets for example. Shame about the watermark.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

How Daniel Day Lewis Became The Last of the Mohicans Rare Footage

Daniel Day-Lewis prepared for the role of Hawkeye by living in the woods for several days and learning to hunt and skin animals.
On set, he stayed in character by avoiding modern technology, traveling by canoe, and rolling his own cigarettes. His trusty flintlock
rifle never left his side either — he even brought it to Christmas dinner.

Exercise gif

From the Valenciennes manuscript 1774

via GIPHY

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Bushy Run Battlefield t-shirt

This looks a cool item which comes in a variety of sizes and colours. Show your support. Bushy Run Facebook page

Redcoats Cuba 1762

Detail from this painting

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Grenadier 64th Foot

“The Grenadier Book of 1768”, The Prince Consort's Library, London

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

British Infantry Uniforms since 1660 Barthorp/Turner


This is a pretty good old book - 1982. Covers a lot of ground but it's pretty accurate. Here's the SYW images

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Event at Ticonderoga

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a one-day living history event Saturday, March 25th to witness how French soldiers, Canadians, and Native warriors prepare for an attack on Fort William Henry on March 16, 1757. Visitor's Schedule: http://www.fortticonderoga.org/blog/witness-french-military-campaign-capture-lake-george-260th-anniversary/

Serious snow at Old Fort Niagara

47th Foot in the UK

Experimented in the 90s with the Saratoga uniform. Facebook page for the group now.

Friday, 10 March 2017

The Battle of St. Louis, the Attack on Cahokia and the American Revolution in the West


This is a new book project from Steve Kling due in May. There is a Facebook page for the project
This event is celebrated every year so if you're local that's another reason to be interested. Steve had an ancestor in the Militia at the battle.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

60th in the UK


https://www.facebook.com/60thfoot/ 

British reinforcements arrive at Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania, 1754

Clip from the 1984 US TV miniseries "George Washington" (480 min; 3 parts). Based on the biographical book by James Thomas Flexner.

The British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, 1781

Clip from the 1984 US TV miniseries "George Washington" (480 min; 3 parts). Based on the biographical book by James Thomas Flexner.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Remembering

Thanks to Chris Cook for this

Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Burning of the Valleys Gavin Watt

This is one of my favourite books on the American Revolution. Its available to buy as an eBook. If you like reading about raiding in the era. We used this as historical reference for an event at the Ulster American Folkpark in 1999.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017

French Revwar infantry drill



Bourbonnais http://regtbourbonnais.com/index.html
   We need an AWI French unit in the UK. This s useful. Very similar to the 1790s drill I used to do. Images of French troops during the American Revolution

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A trapper in snowshoes, 1857

I know the image is from the 19thc but it is still interesting for those of us who are interested in Canadian stylings

Highlanders advance at the Battle of New Orleans, 1815

Extracts from the 1958 movie “The Buccaneer”. A film not directed by De Mille but it has his stamp on it being a remake of an earlier movie.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

From Fort Ticonderoga

With a perfect blanket of snow on the ground this morning, we took the opportunity to test some 18th-century winter transportation technology: snowshoes and toboggans!

I Am A Son Of Mars

Hear it here

Robert Burns - I Am A Son Of Mars - written in 1785

I am a son of Mars who have been in many wars,
And show my cuts and scars wherever I come;
This here was for a wench, and that other in a trench,
When welcoming the French at the sound of the drum.

My 'prenticeship I past where my leader breath'd his last,
When the bloody die was cast on the heights of Abram:
and I served out my trade when the gallant game was play'd,
And the Morro low was laid at the sound of the drum.

I lastly was with Curtis among the floating batt'ries,
And there I left for witness an arm and a limb;
Yet let my country need me, with Elliot to head me,
I'd clatter on my stumps at the sound of a drum.

And now tho' I must beg, with a wooden arm and leg,
And many a tatter'd rag hanging over my bum,
I'm as happy with my wallet, my bottle, and my callet,
As when I used in scarlet to follow a drum.

What tho' with hoary locks, I must stand the winter shocks,
Beneath the woods and rocks oftentimes for a home,
When the t'other bag I sell, and the t'other bottle tell,
I could meet a troop of hell, at the sound of a drum

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Der Winter, der ein Sommer war (Trailer)

TV series from 1976. Imdb.
If you have an interest in things Hessian then this movie could be up your street