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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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Fort Niagara's 'Soldiers of the Revolution' event

3rd to the 4th August. Facebook page here

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Bloody Run for Muskets and Tomahawks

Go here for a useful guide to wargaming this battle.More here.
There's another one here from a different source

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Bloody Run 1763

This battle from Pontiac's War  - a native victory - is celebrating its 250th anniversary today. Wiki here.
 Image Gary Zaboly


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

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Musket and Tomahawk Highlanders

Northstar are producing these SYW figures - see their Facebook page for more details

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Régiment des Gardes-Françaises

Photo by Daniele Ferrari of one of Europe's finest SYW units. Facebook page here

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Milicien at Carillon

Image by Kelsey Freeman Drifting Focus Photography from last weekend's reenactment at Fort Ti.

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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.

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Monday, 22 July 2013

French musket demonstration - Fort Ti

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Death of Lord Howe

From yesterday's Fort Ticonderoga battle reenactment.

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Scenes from the Provincial camp

From Fort Ticonderoga's event on this weekend.

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Revwar print by John Buxton

Found by Thomsomfeld.

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Fort Ti's Provincials

Getting ready for this weekend's battle reenactment.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

His Majesty's Independent Companies of Rangers

Fort Ti image in preparation for the weekends battle.

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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.

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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

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Battle of Stony Point

This took place today in 1779. Wiki here


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

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Indian village Francis Back

Sent by Thomsomfeld. Image from here

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

New diorama from Thomsomfeld

Go here to see photos  of this Revwar diorama featuring the 17th Light Dragoons. Also see here
Some here


Rewar Muskets and Tomahawks

I have been on the look out for someone doing this - and here at Kev's wargames cabin are the figures for so doing - looks good

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Hessian shoes

These were recently made by the highly talented English shoemaker Sarah Juniper. Her website is here.


Battle of the Monongahela

Took place today in 1755. Wiki here


Monday, 8 July 2013

Carillon 1758

Today is the anniversary of the French victory at Fort Ticonderoga. Image from here 

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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Battle of Hubbardton


Saturday, 6 July 2013

Siege of Fort Ticonderoga 1777

This siege came to an end today in 77. Wiki here

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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Happy 4th of July

Hope you have a great day.


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

 They say
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!

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Oswego F&I encampment

Photos here of the event in upstate NY.

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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.

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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.

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