Friday, 30 March 2012
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Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
It was a different time.
A time when Washington was a militia colonel.
A time when Franklin was best known as a scientist. A time when Bostonians drank tea.
A time when the British were the good guys.
Welcome to a new era for Colonial Gothic, as the pages of history are tuned back to a time prior to the American Revolution. In The French & Indian War, players and gamemasters are presented with the tools and sources they need to run their games during this critical time of American history.
Join General Wolfe at the Siege of Quebec. Walk the woods with Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas. Raid with Rogers' Rangers. Or pair this book with the New France sourcebook and fight to drive the British out of North America!
The French & Indian War includes historical background, new rules, adventure seeds, and game statistics for the leading personalities of the period 1754-1763.
To pre order a copy, and receive the PDF automatically, visit the Rogue Games Online Store and get your copy today!
MSRP: $17.99 (print) & $7.99 (PDF)
Pages: 150 B&W 6”x9” Softcover
SKU: RGG 1754
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Sunday, 25 March 2012
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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
An officer (2nd from right) and men of the American Regiment organized to capture the Spanish colony of Cartagena. Except for the more practical light weight linen of the campaign dress shown on the right, the issued uniform was based upon the pattern worn by the British Army of the period.
Painting by Charles McBarron, Company of Military Historians
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
OK I am a little confused - there seems to be two 1972 films about Tecumseh one German and one Russian. See if you can sort out the confusion. Let me know if you do
German language film about the great Shawnee. I think its up in its entirety.
IMdb here, Below is embedded the Russian version. See more here
Monday, 12 March 2012
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Saturday, 10 March 2012
From Don's Facebook page. The incident depicts Two Kettles Together loading a musket for her wounded husband Honyere Tehawenkarogwen 'he who takes up the snowshoe'. More information on this from an Oneida perspective here in Oneida Hanyery vs. Joseph Brant.
St. Leger biography. More on the battle here
On this weekend. And they have snow. Posted on the Fort Ti Facebook page.
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Fort Ticonderoga is hosting a wintertime re-enactment this weekend, with dozens of people expected to restage what is known as the Battle on Snowshoes.
The fort is closed for the winter but is reopening for Saturday's event, being held to commemorate the French and Indian War battle that was fought 254 years ago this Tuesday. About three dozen re-enactors are expected to participate.
The battle pitted Rogers' Rangers against a larger force of French and Indians. Losses were heavy on both sides as the combatants had to fight on snowshoes because of deep snow in the eastern Adirondacks.
Two larger re-enactments of the battle have been staged in Ticonderoga, including one in 2000 that attracted about 400 re-enactors and was held on the actual site of the battle, now home to the Ticonderoga Country Club.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
More content on www.assassinscreed.com
18th Century North America. After more than 20 years of conflict, the 13 American colonies and the British Crown are on the brink of all out war. Battle lines are drawn. Bloodshed is inevitable.
Out of the embers of his burning village, a new assassin will rise. Born of Mohawk and British blood, his fight for freedom and justice will be forged in the flames of revolution. WIKI
Monday, 5 March 2012
Thanks to Steve Stanley for reminding me about this. The actor who played Magua, Philip Madoc, in this version, has just passed away so I post this in tribute. It was another impetus for a young me to get into the period and he was particularly chilling in it. This was filmed in the highlands of Scotland and is available on DVD
I was so excited by the idea of the movie New France starring Gerard Depardieu - also called Battle of the Brave in anglophone countries, but it would seem that there is very little to celebrate from what people have seen it have said. Have you seen it? This image is good though and when I saw it I thought at last but it was not to be. Maybe one day?
This pivotal event occurred today in 1770. Wiki here.
There's a reenactment of this event on the 10th of March hosted by the Bostonian society. Event page here
Here's what it says
Join us and become a part of this infamous event as it is reenacted in front of the Old State House, in the very place where it took place in 1770. Decide for yourself if the soldiers fired into the crowd in self-defense or cold-blooded murder. Before the action unfolds, hear from patriots, loyalists, and moderates who will talk about the events and attitudes that led to that fateful night. Free; in front of the Old State House. Time: 1900-2200
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Narrowsburg. Thomsomfeld sent me these images of a great wooden fort from the F&I and Revwar era. Info here
Completed between 1764 and 1768 this picture is usually ascribed as General Johnson Saving a Wounded French Officer from the Tomahawk of a...
1783 image rom the British Museum who say; Description American loyalists are being murdered by Red Indians. An Indian (left) seizes by ...
Savage Frontier, a 28mm French and Indian War Kickstarter launching in February. Brought to you by Tim Spakowski and Glenn Kapheim from Foo...
During the 19th century, US forces confronted the Seminole people in a series of bitter wars over the fate of Florida. After the refusal o...