Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Monday, 29 July 2013

New armed settlers from Galloping Major

Hi Ralph, Here are the sculpts of the last 3 figures out of 6 for the Settlers Defending Command & Characters pack: first a dashing young fellow hastily armed with sword and pistol; then the Preacher/Parson - the original rough concept sketch I made showed him with pince-nez specs, but while sculpting the face, I decided the figure really didn't need them as he worked very well without them for the sort of character I wanted, so I left them off; the last figure I think of as my Innkeeper, but wearing his tradesman's apron with the 'bib' buttoned to his waistcoat in classic 18th century style, he could easily be a merchant or craftsman of any sort. There have been lots of comments expecting to use these characters for all sorts of other eighteenth century scenarios. The pack will be available soon. More pictures on the Studio page of the website. www.gallopingmajorwargames.com

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

War of 1812 in the UK

This weekend just gone saw a reenactment on a  very public stage (English Heritage's History Live) of a War of 1812 battle here in the UK. Many people got involved and created a persona just for this event. Here's a slideshow of the battle and lead up.Well done to all those who were involved.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

His Majesty's Independent Companies of Rangers

Fort Ti image in preparation for the weekends battle.

Sulgrave 2013

If you are interested in what SYW events are like in the UK have a look at the recent images from Sulgrave Manor in Oxfordshire from New France Old England.. The place is the ancestral home for the Washington family so a theme of the Jumonville incident was reenacted.

French Revolutionary wars


Flanders Campaign 1793-1795

This Facebook page has some interesting images and is a place for liking the period

Wargaming the French and Indian War

Go here for a blog on the subject

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Fort Ti's Montcalm event

Next weekend - July 20-21 is Fort Ticonderoga's big French and Indian war battle. Wish I could go. Details here

Monday, 8 July 2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Wyoming valley massacre

Took place today in 1778. Wiki here
See Don Troiani's painting of the event

Old Fort Niagara event

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Mark your calendars! Fort Niagara is gearing up for our annual French and Indian War encampment on July 5, 6, and 7th. There will be plenty of activities to entertain and educate the whole family all three days, so you won't want to miss this exciting event!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Under the Redcoat photos

These are on FB so I don't know if you'll be bale to see them but these are pics from the weekends event at Williamsburg.

Lego Fort Ticonderoga

At the risk of trivialising the subject go here to see photos of an award-winning creation using those famous bricks

New France Old England at Sulgrave

Reading the FB chat and looking at the photos indicates that NFOE had a successful and enjoyable event at Sulgrave Manor in the Oxfordshire sun. This photo is by Xander Green.

Ulster American Folkpark

 Ulster American Folkpark. My favourite place in the UK to reenact the revwar. Here is their Pennsylvania farmhouse and outbuildings.