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

Friday, 28 March 2014

The story of Butler's Rangers and the settlement of Niagara (1893)

Someone on the Butler's Rangers FB page posted this link to what looks an interesting read.


Sunday, 23 March 2014

New Worlds | Tuesday (1st April), 9pm | Channel 4

A bit early for this blog but have a look anyway - I am not sure about it - could be fun
Gripping historical drama set in the turbulent 1680s. This sequel to The Devil's Whore takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, as two young men and two young women commit their lives to a fairer future with blood, passion and urgency.


Wargaming the French and Indian War

Here for a great site dedicated to Muskets and Tomahawks

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Lord Dunmore's Ethiopian Regiment

Article here by Peter Copeland.Thanks to Thomsomfeld.


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Flickr The Seven Years War/French and indian war stream

Some excellent photos here and some bad ones - enjoy them.

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Heinz History Museum figure

This is in an exhibition in Pittsburgh. It depicts an Independent Company soldier made by Time Machine (I think)

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Submerged fort in the St Lawrence

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A Far-Flung Gamble – Havana 1762

I might get this Osprey 'Raid' Title - also reduced price - see here

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Spain in the American Revolutionary War

Wiki here.
As you can see I am still reading the Osprey The Spanish Army in North America 1700-93. It's an excellent tome written by one of my favourite Osprey authors Rene Chartrand. Illustrated by David Rickman.


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Gnadenhutten massacre

Wiki here for this sad event that happened this day in 1782


Friday, 7 March 2014

Anza Expedition 1775-1776

 Wiki here 
Found the above photo on this page
Anza on horseback by David Rickman - from here


Thursday, 6 March 2014

New 1812 battle painting from Don Troiani

 Here's what Don says on his FB page
Weeks before his stunning victory at the battle of New Orleans , General Andrew Jackson decided to attack the camp of the approaching British vanguard. On the night of Dec 23, 1814 Jackson lead a three pronged assault in the evening fog . Jackson allegedly exclaimed , "By the Eternal they shall not sleep on our soil." A vicious hand to hand night battle ensued in the open fields and woods , part of which involved a flanking attack by Coffee's Tennessee Militia which is depicted here. Although the American were repulsed , the attack made the British more cautious to advance , enabling Jackson time to complete his defensive line in preparation for the main British push against the city. Here we see the Tennesseans in hand to hand fighting with the British 85th Regiment of Foot. This is available now in a limited Giclee edition edition only (no paper edition on this one) , at www.historicalartprints.com

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Spanish Army in North America 1700-1793.

I think I am going to have to buy this Osprey - my knowledge of the Spanish forces is very limited - I don't even have a label on this blog for them! Does anyone do figures for a Spanish force for wargames? Duscovered this Osprey is only 5.49 at the Osprey store. Sorted.


Shawnee 1796

A reader is looking for a better resolution version of this - can anyone help? Also any information on the picture would be useful.

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Boston Massacre 1770

This event occurred today in 1770. Wiki here
This picture is from the 40th Foot's FB page where there is plenty of interesting clips of this unique reenactment.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Image Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico . This is a nifty Facebook page dedicated to the knowledge of the Spanish forces in North America. Also check out this group from Texas.

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