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

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

New book by Michael G Johnson

Details here


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

New from Galloping Major

'Hi Ralph, I've recently released the "Settlers Defending Command & Characters" pack FIW AAC3, next for release will be the Anglo American Militia, 4 packs that will also do service as Provincials from any of the colonies which did not provide uniforms.' www.gallopingmajorwargames.com

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Monday, 28 October 2013

Battle of White Plains 1776

Occurred today in 76. Wiki here


Saturday, 26 October 2013

Les voltigeurs canadiens 1812 - 1815


Battle of the Chateauguay 1813

 Bicentennial celebrations...
On 26 October 1813, a British force consisting of 1,630 regulars, volunteers and militia from Lower Canada and Mohawk warriors, commanded by Charles de Salaberry, repelled an American force of about 2,600 attempting to invade Lower Canada and ultimately attack Montreal.
Wiki here
Film here


Thursday, 24 October 2013

More Return to the Hook

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

French forces - Return to the Hook

More from the lens of Sara Kostishack's photo.

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Hessians - Regiment Von Huyn

Thought you might like this photo from the Regiment Von Huyn FB page.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Battle of the Hook

Last weekend in the US saw this battle being reenacted. Here's my favourite of the photos going around FB.
The Duke (Bob Allegretto) returns from Mrs. Whiting's house, where he was asking about the location of Tarleton and his loyalist force...

Sara Kostishack's photo

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Frontier - Gerry Embleton

Thomsomfeld found this page of frontier sketches from the master GE. Go here

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Battle of New Orleans 1815

1815 painting of the battle by participant Jean Hyacinthe de Laclotte of the Louisiana Militia based on his memories and sketches made at the site.No it's not the anniversary - thats in February - just haven't seen this image before.Wiki here

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Dark Frontier

Dave Taylor found this movie which is currently in production. "The script is in the midst of revisions, but it follows a group of frontier spies on the Braddock expedition who go out ahead of the troops to do recon on the Indian threat."
Facebook page

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Edward Lamson Henry

 Thomsomfeld found these 19thc paintings in the colonial theme. Top picture is The Army of General Burgoyne

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Louisbourg Grenadiers for M&T

Here at WaB corner

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Recruits XXII; Game Three, or Fistful of Lead meets the French and Indian War

French and Indian wargame at Cluck Amok

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'King of the Delawares' - an important figure in Anglo-American history. Wiki

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French-Indian war battle report

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Fall of Yorktown

Today marks the anniversary of the fall of Yorktown. Here is an image by Don Troiani which is avaiable as a print from here

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Monday, 14 October 2013

Andrew Hutchison - Battle of Carillon

Description and enlargement here. Thomsomfeld found this new to us artist.

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This crucial French victory happened on the night of the 14th October - info here

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French and Indian War - Ptenský Dvorek 2013

Interesting light hearted video of the Czech French and Indian war scene. Enjoy...

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Saturday, 12 October 2013

helpful woodland warrior painting guides

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Faces of the American Revolution


West India Regiment

From Thomsomfeld this depicts the 3rd West India Regiment fire on French troops on the Ile de Cabret or Terre d'en Haut, 1809 Watercolour by John Eckstein, 1810. More here

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Painting and wargaming

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Régiment Royal Roussillon 1756

By Thomas Payton. More from the artist here

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

More Muskets and Tomahawks

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Dreamer Comic

Set partly in the Revwar of Nathan Hale and Knowlton this comic follows the exploits of Bea a high school kid who travels in her dreams back to the American Revolution. Read it for free here

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Tomahawk campaign blog

Here for a M&T blog. Here is another different page on a similar theme

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The Great Warpath

Thomsomfeld is trying to find the book this illustration is from - any ideas?
I think its Gary Zaboly's painting of the Military Road between Fort Edward and Lake George during the French and Indian War, 1750s

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Martin Psenicka

Very sad to hear of the death of this well-liked reenactor from the Czech Republic. He will be greatly missed.


Tecumseh: The Last Warrior

Here's a clip from the 95 tv movie.

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Local news coverage of the Thames 200th

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Royal Proclamation of 1763

This anniversary is the 250th - wiki here

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2nd Saratoga - Bemis Heights

This decisive battle of the Revolution took place today - wiki.


Sunday, 6 October 2013

Tecumseh by Robert Griffing

Print and details here

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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Tecumseh’s story cries out for a Hollywood film

Article here
There was that movie the Last Warrior that wasn't too bad...

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Battle of the Thames - death of Tecumseh 1813

This event has reached its 200th. Wiki here.
Hope all the people reenacting it up at Chatham have fine weather and a good time.
 The most serious loss we sustained on this occasion was that of the noble and unfortunate Tecumseh. Only a few minutes before the clang of the American bugles was heard ringing through the forest, and inspiriting to action, the haughty Chieftain had passed along our line, pleased with the manner in which his left was supported, and seemingly sanguine of success. He was dressed in his usual deer skin dress, which admirably displayed his light yet sinewy figure, and in his handkerchief, rolled as a turban over his brow, was placed a handsome white ostrich feather, ... He pressed the hand of each officer as he passed, made some remark in Shawnee, appropriate to the occasion, which was sufficiently understood by the expressive signs accompanying them, and then passed away forever from our view.

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Friday, 4 October 2013

F&I game

At Doc's Art of war wargaming blog is a write up of a M&T battle
On another blog is another fine F&I game - here

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New Thomsomfeld diorama

An F&I raid by Marines and Indians against Provincials. Go here


New French and Indian war book

Thanks to the heads up from Dave Taylor that this tome by Ian Castle and Graham Turner is out soon. Time to preorder methinks

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Battle of Germantown

Occurred today in the Revolution. Wiki here


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Knuckleduster 40mm Kentucky Volunteer cavalry

As it's only a couple of days to the Battle of the Thames 200th anniversary I thought I'd post this pic from the Knuckleduster blog - more here


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Vernet's Rade

Vue de la rade d'Antibes This is a copy of one of the top sources for the French line infantry in the SYW - take time to enjoy it. I see its influence on the French troops recreated by Fort Ticonderoga.

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