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

Wednesday 20 October 2010

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.

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 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

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