Thanks to Norm for these two links. First up is a letter from Washington to his mother describing the battle of Monongahela and the other is a page about the action at Great Meadows Fort Necessity.
Monday, 31 December 2012
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Young “coureur des bois”
Siege of St Augustine (1702)
This siege was abandoned today in 1702. Read about this siege here
Friday, 28 December 2012
Native images database
here to see most of the historic images of Natives
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Fort Ti in the snow
facebook page today
Monday, 24 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Thursday, 20 December 2012
French and Indian war image
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
First Thanksgiving 1777
So today, the 18th, was the official first thanksgiving - thanks being given in particular for the victory over Burgoyne at Saratoga in October.
Monday, 17 December 2012
The Mississinewa 1812
Winter scout photo
His Majesty's Independent Company of Foot) group's photo, but I had to share it.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
LOUIS MÉNADE by Ronald Embleton
here - It's a great character piece - I don't know anything about Louis Menade - any of you know? I presume its a Compagnies franches de la Marine study though obviously it should have blue cuffs but information was not so easy to get on the subject as now.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
Compagnies franches de la Marine - recruitment and military life
Thursday, 13 December 2012
All about New France Old England
(Incidentally I don't remember where I found this image - if its you let me know!)
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Régiment du Roi
This regiment was present at Minden, Rossbach, Krefeld and more.
Le Régiment du Roi a été levé en 1663 et c’est devenu le 105e Régiment d’Infanterie en 1791. Colonel propriétaire du régiment était toujours le Roi de France. Pendant la Guerre de Sept Ans, le 12e Régiment du Roi s’est battu à Hastenbeck, Hanovre, Zell, Rossbach, Krefeld, Minden, Corbach, Göttingen, Warburg, Vellinghausen, Neuhaus, and Melsungen.
Wiki on the battle
Order of battle here
Fort Loudoun Forsaken by God and Man
Facebook page. A great source for some really picturesque images like this one.
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Battle of Great Bridge
wiki here. Image is of Dunmore's Ethiopian Regiment present at the battle.Image from here
Friday, 7 December 2012
French and Indian special
WAR IN THE WILDERNESS
In our first article for this month’s theme, Neil Smith and Chris Peers introduce us to the history and guide us through the practical information required for bringing a F&IW force to bear on the tabletop.
DRIED CORN AND SWAMPFOOT
In this article Rich Jones tells us about his ‘slip’ into F&IW gaming, followed by a walk through of a Muskets & Tomahawks battle, featuring the iconic Rogers Rangers.
DECORATING THE WILDERNESS
What should a French & Indian Wars tabletop look like? With the help of Grand Manner buildings, Neil Smith educates us on how to tell our wikiups from our wigwams in order to bring accurate F&IW scenery to our battlefields.
HOW TO ... BUILD AN INDIAN LONGHOUSE
Paul Davies shows us how to make a Native American Longhouse.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Fort St Jean Baptiste's Facebook page.
Volontaires etrangers de la Marine
Monday, 3 December 2012
La Compagnie de La Vérendrye
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Drummer Compagnies franches de la Marine
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