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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Location: Midsomer Norton Radstock near Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Writing about things that turn up on my 'interest radar' - history, movies, music

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Knuckleduster War of 1812

If you were wanting to do this in 28mm then you should check out this US range

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CBWP Captain Bull's War Party

Facebook page for this impressive native Revwar unit. Photo by Amanda McNaughton from the album Oriskany 2012

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Lexington Minute Company at Avoncroft

Jenny Gurton took some great photos of the Revwar event in the UK last weekend. Lexington Minute Company Facebook page

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Monday, 29 April 2013

The First Annual Muster at Cedar Creek

2014 will be the first year for this F&I event - check it out 
they say 'The event is set on over 2,000+ acres, complete with a frontier farm setting and a full set of defenses'.

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Hessen Militär

New (to me anyway)  Facebook page for the German group recreating the age of reason at such places as Schloss Fasanerie and elsewhere.

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New Don Troiani image

1st Pennsylvania batallion 1776-7. Don Troiani Facebook page here

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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Cherokee emissaries travelling to London

By Talmadge Davis
From the Cherokee Adventure Facebook page. 
More Cherokee paintings here

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Thomsomfeld's latest diorama

In !/72 here. Its subject is AWI virginia and loyalist.


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Revwar in the UK

This weekend is the first event of the season for a lot of the British Revwar reenactors - ( here's the Lexington Minute Company) they are at Avoncroft Bromsgrove in the midlands.

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The British are coming

The group His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot have some excellent pictures of the Concord skirmish like this one of Light Infantry on North Bridge on their Facebook page

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

'Hot Stuff'

For St George's day this is a song supposedly about the storming of Quebec. Lyrics here

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Saturday, 20 April 2013

La compagnie de Lacorne effectue l'exercice du fusil (Girard, 1740)

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Friday, 19 April 2013

French magazine

Does anyone know about this jourmal? Looks interesting indeed.


18thc 1/72 size comparison

As part of a piece on the Redbox Jacobite Rebellion  Government troops there is this all important comparative piece. I'd like to see the Italeri Iroquois shown but you can't have everything., First thing you notice is the paucity of French troops but I guess that's the reasoning behind the Hagen figures (below).

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Project Lakewell Inc

Facebook page for some great initiatives.This is a 26' North "Canoe du nord" Gabagouache —  at Shiawassee River, Corunna, MI.

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Lexington and Concord

Today is the day of this pivotal series of skirmishes that kicked off the American Revolution. Here is a clip from 'April Morning' a film about the events. Wiki on the battles

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

20mm French SYW infantry

Over at Hagen Miniatures they are producing miniatures to fill gaps in the 1/72 market - check them out -
Uwe's blog explaining the ethos of the project.

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Algonquins 18th century

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Newline Designs F&I war

Thanks to Thomsomfeld for alerting me to this new F&I range in 20mm. Go here to see more

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Canadian Militia - Seven Years War

This image was on the Fort Ticonderoga Facebook page

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Canadian Habitants

From the Quebec Province c1750-80

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Remembering the First Battle

Slideshow of the dawn reenactment of the skirmish at Lexington Green. From New York Times. Thanks to Steve Stanley.

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General Sir Henry Clinton

Born this day in 1730. Picture and article here at the American Museum blog. This portrait is thought to be from c1765

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F&I game

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Monday, 15 April 2013

Blunder at Turtle Creek 1755

Skirmish for the F&I using John Jenkins 54mm here

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UK natives

From the mid 90s.

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Little River Skirmish

This excellent skirmish in 15mm between Militia and Cherokees was on the Moccasins forum. Go here to see the photos and report.

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Battle Road 2013

Photo by Linda Greene from the 10th Foot's Gallery here

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Ray Mears' Extreme Survival S03E02 - Roger's Rangers

Just in case there are those of you who haven't seen this I am posting it again. It's a  BBC show by survival expert Ray Mears. If you have not seen it then you're in for a treat.

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CBWP Captain Bull's War Party

Facebook page here

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Battle of Bound Brook 1777


Friday, 12 April 2013

French and Indian war 1962

 Norm suggested this vintage film on the subject of the F&I war.


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Queen's Rangers

I don't have enough stuff on this blog for the Revwar. It's harder to find stuff I find but anyway here's a British group based in Devon. Society of King George Facebook group

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Der Alte Fritz blog

SYW wargames aplenty here

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Woodland Alliance Inc.

Facebook page here,
Webpage here

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Architects of War log cabin

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Compagnie de Lacorne

French Marines. At Crown Point. Facebook page here. Excellent photo.

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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Civilians and settlers for the French and Indian war

Over at Jay's Wargaming Madness blog for 28mm civilians.

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Friday, 5 April 2013

15mm French forces part 1

Force made up of Minifigs and Essex - nicely painted and displayed at the One of my men became restless blog.

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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Rangers article


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Fort Detroit 1763

Reconstruction of the appearance of the Fort during the time of the 1763 siege.

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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

French infantry in New-France, Canada, by Master Louis Frégier

French infantry in New-France, Canada, by Master Louis Frégier, official painter to the french army, in tribute to Master Eugène Leliepvre.

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Monday, 1 April 2013

Light Infantry skills weekend

The 55th foot light company are holding this event. Facebook page here

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AW miniatures French and Indian war

New (I think) range in 28mm - go here

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