Thursday 24 April 2014

Tuesday 22 April 2014

New Ospreys

 Thanks to Thomsomfeld for this news - plenty to tempt your wallet
1. Point Pleasant 1774 Prelude to the American Revolution (Campaign)
2. Montcalm's Crushing Blow - French and Indian Raids along New York's Oswego River 1756
3. Land of the Free Wargames Rules for North America 1754-1815
4. Continental vs Redcoat American Revolutionary War (Combat)

Perry's plastic continentals available

Should be good - website here

You Say Huzzah! They Said Huzzay!

Article on pronouncing the word

Archaeologists plan dig at NY's 1755 battleground

News article here

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Régiment de Berry by Don Troiani

Print available from here
This regiment had 2 battalions in New France and they fought at Carillon and Ste Foy. I have to say I like this painting a lot and I can't understand why its taken me so long to post it...maybe I was saving it.

Monday 14 April 2014

Yamasee War 1715-1717

This war started today in 1715. This means next year will be the tercentennial - anyone have any plans to reenact it? From the wiki:
  About 7% of South Carolina's white citizenry was killed, making the war bloodier than King Philip's War, which is often cited as North America's bloodiest war involving Native Americans.[1]
     The Yamasee War (also spelled Yemassee War) (1715–1717) was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi, Savannah River Shawnee, Congaree, Waxhaw, Pee Dee, Cape Fear, Cheraw, and others. Some of the Native American Indian groups played a minor role while others launched attacks throughout South Carolina in an attempt to destroy the colony.
 A Dutch view of the Yamasee War. The full title, translated from the Dutch, reads "The gruesome attack of the Indians on the English, in Carolina, West Indies, on 19 April 1715

French soldiers c1709

Jean-Antoine Watteau. Thanks to Thomas Payton. Interesting view of the havresac full up.

Saturday 12 April 2014

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Revwar photo

Saw this on the 40th Foot FB page
A view from the rebel side - in the ranks of the 5th New York Regt. (Credit - John Cronin)
— at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

Saturday 5 April 2014

A Sandby redcoat

Haven't seen this one before. Detail from The ascent to the Round Tower by Paul Sandby, c1770
(c) The Royal Collection
I found this on the 40th foot's excellent guide to making a British army snapsack.

Friday 4 April 2014

Building Carpentry into 1776 Soldiers’ Life Programs

Article on the Fort Ticonderoga interpretation of carpentry here
They say
All aspects of soldiers’ lives relied on teamwork whether fighting, cooking, or surviving a campaign. Soldiers’ carpentry is no exception and provide an exciting project with which to tell the much bigger story of 1776, one chop at a time

Thursday 3 April 2014

Anyone know this image?

This painting has popped up on Facebook a couple of times and I was wondering if any of you knew anything about it.

Wednesday 2 April 2014

8 Fast Facts About Camp Followers

Here to read about  Revwar camp followers


Thanks to Thomas Payton. Premiering April 6 (Sundays 9/8 central). This is a new tv series depicting the spies of the American Revolution - read about it here