Monday, 19 August 2019
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.
Friday, 16 August 2019
From the forthcoming book on the Saratoga campaign.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
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]
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Put them all in one file. Mostly done in the 90s when I ran a reenactment group for the period.