Flintlock and tomahawk

American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.

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Friday, 30 December 2011

TUCKASEEGEE CHRONICLES: Historical Novels of the Great Smoky Mountains

A tale of discovery, acceptance, war, love, and loyalty.....

Set in America's first frontier during the French and Indian War, the TUCKASEEGEE CHRONICLES (1750-1764) are a long series of short novels, a multigenerational saga following the Scottish MacNeills as they interact with the Cherokee during a time of political upheaval when the Cherokee Nation is at war with other Indian tribes and has become a pawn in the conflict between England and France for control of the Atlantic seaboard

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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Washington crossing the Delaware by Mort Kunstler

Thanks to Thomsonfeld for this link to a new accurate depiction of this December attack.

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Washington Crossing the Delaware and the Battles of Trenton

Revolutionary war re-enactors cross the Delaware River and participate in the re-enactment of the battle of Trenton. 225th anniversary


Friday, 23 December 2011

Settlers command

Concept art from Galloping Major

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Terezin 2011

Film of the Seven Years War event in the Czech Republic made into a cool music video for some pleasing folk rock. Enjoy.

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Monday, 19 December 2011

New from Galloping Major

New 28mm French and Indian war era settlers are available from Galloping Major. Preorder them now.

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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Happy thanksgiving

Today in 1777 was America's first thanksgiving - celebrating the victory at Saratoga.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Lauzun's Legion

Thanks to Thomsomfeld for these images

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Bombardiers de la Marine

Thanks to Thomsomfeld. Don't think this unit served in the Americas but it's interesting nonetheless.


Sunday, 11 December 2011

1:32 SYW Prussians marching

Set for imminent release - see them here. Should make good Hessians.


Thursday, 8 December 2011

L'Infanterie de Washington

By Andre Joineau. Thanks to Thomsomfeld.


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Seven Cities of Gold (1955)

Just had this nice email from Kyle Dalton
I just came across this movie about Spanish California I thought you'd find entertaining.
Although it takes place in the 1760s and 1770s, the Spanish all wear inexplicable conquistador helmets and are accompanied by what appear to be dragoons wearing breastplate armor. Also, the clearly 19th century stagecoach re-purposed for the Spanish officers do little to help their case. It would also be remiss not to mention the entire silly notion of the Spanish being convinced of cities of gold in Alta California this late in their colonial period.
Even so, good for a laugh!



More from Wabash 1791

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Monday, 5 December 2011

Wabash 1791

Thanks to the Mocassins forum for alerting me to this new Osprey - looks really interesting...I shall get this. This battle was the US's worst defeat at the hands of a native force and I salute Osprey for publishing this.

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