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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Thursday, 31 May 2012

6th US Infantry 1812 - in the UK

This group made their debut last weekend in Kent and they apparently went down very well. What is it about Wales that it produces really top notch groups? Image from Nigel of the Lexington Minute Company who are producing some 1812 militia for this summer's bicentennial events.


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Virginian Indian

"Virginian Indian from Hollars Foreign Portraits" Wenceslaus Hollar

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Battle of Waxhaws 1780

This Revwar battle with its subsequent massacre is relatively obscure. It happened today so now's a chance to read about it - wiki


Monday, 28 May 2012

Jumonville Glen

This pivotal skirmish took place today. Wiki 
This image by Bryant White captures it well I think. Check out his military paintings here

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Brett in the woods

The below image has this same effect - rays of sun coming through a tree canopy.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Regiment de la Reine by Louis Frégier

This is a rare treat - an artist of real talent painting some F and I images and from the French perspective. I saw this on Jean-Luc Galliano's Facebook page.

Le régiment de la Reine au Canada, 1755-1760, par Louis Frégier, peintre titulaire de l'Armée

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Captured by Mohawks

Excellent image by Francis Back - here

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Drawing French America - Francis Back

Webpage here. This is an exhibition - looks well worth attending if you live nearby - they say...

'This totally new exhibition will be the very first devoted to Francis Back, one of Quebec’s rare historical illustrators. A talented artist with his own personal style, Francis Back’s reputation is an enviable one among historical museums.
Using an approach both historical and esthetic, the exhibition that the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum is devoting to him will be an evocative one, exploring the rich world of the artist, both creative and playful, and the various facets of his work. The unusual and colourful approach of this exhibit will fascinate both specialists and the public at large who will be able to see an exclusive selection of more than sixty works, outline drawings and sketches.

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Robert Rogers by Gary Zaboly

From the book on the Rogers family 'Rising above circumstances'.
Thanks to Thomsomfeld

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Le Clan des Loups

French group recreating Natives and Irregulars of Nouvelle France. Check the photos - they look great.

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Monday, 21 May 2012

Woodland Indians dioramas

Thomsomfeld found this amazing blog with photos of Eastern natives in a natural setting. They are simply brilliant - go here to see them.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Lexington Minute Company

This new British based reenactment group now have a neat website - check them out here

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Battle of the Cedars 1776

The American force surrendered today in this campaign in Canada - wiki here


Thursday, 17 May 2012

British Grenadier rules

This set of rules for the Revwar look nice. Pics by Chris Collingwood, Thanks to Thomsomfeld

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The French abandon and blow up Fort St Frederic

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Benedict Arnold's Army: The 1775 American Invasion of Canada During the Revolutionary War

Thomsomfeld sent the images by George C Woodbridge for this book by Arthur Lefkowitz.

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General the Marquess Townshend

Wiki here. Thanks to Thomsomfeld.

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Thanks to Thomsomfeld. Wiki on the man here

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Captain Joseph Bloomfield 3rd New Jersey 1776

By Charles Wilson Peale. Thanks to Thomsomfeld

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Armies of the Irish Rebellion

New book by Stuart Reid and the Embletons. Must get this book


Jeffrey Amherst

Thanks to Thomsomfeld for this image - wiki here. 
Thomsomfeld tells me this is from the time of the Pontiac Rebellion when he contraversially considered giving blankets infected with small pox to natives.

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Georgia Provincials

1734-47. More here


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Follow the Drum (1914)

Thanks to Thomsomfeld for this image by Frank Dadd

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Friday, 11 May 2012

Rob Chapman - historical illustrator

Not heard of this artist before but his work is most impressive. This is obviously a Ranger but there's more on his website to delight. Go here to see more

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

BUM's F&I range

This collection of sets in 1/72 look interesting. Website here

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Siege of Fort Detroit

This epic siege by Pontiac started today in 1763.There's an interesting 40mm Pontiac game on this blog which you might enjoy here

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Rifleman by Risley

Thanks to Thomsomfeld for this image

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Some links from Thomsomfeld

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Friday, 4 May 2012

3rd New York

Thanks to Thomsomfeld


Equestrian portrait of Sir Henry Pigot

by Francis Wheatley - Thanks to Thomsomfeld

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