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American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.

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Friday, 30 May 2014

Tarleton's legion

Over at the Fife and Drum miniatures blog are some new releases - Tarleton's Legion cavalry. Look superb.

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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Battle of Bloody Mose - Florida event

The "Battle of Bloody Mose" Commemoration
June 21-22, 2014
Fort Mose Historic State Park, St. Augustine, Florida

Battle of Bloody Mose Heritage Event
Photo by John Alison, courtesy of Florida Living History, Inc.

In the early morning hours of June 26, 1740, the village of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose (mo-SAY), the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., became the site of the bloodiest battle in Florida's part in the War of Jenkins' Ear.

That day saw Florida's Spanish soldiers, black militia, and native Yamassee auxiliaries locked in a "clash of empires" with invading English and Scottish Highlander troops from Georgia, a battle that culminated in desperate, hand-to-hand fighting as Fort Mose, St. Augustine's northern-most defense, burned around them. The decisive Spanish victory at "Bloody Mose" was one of the factors that ended British Georgia's invasion of Spanish Florida.
FLH Battle of Bloody Mose Heritage Event 2014
Photo by Jackie Hird, courtesy of Florida Living History, Inc.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, 2014, Florida Living History, Inc., along with Fort Mose Historic State Park (www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose/) and the Fort Mose Historical Society (www.fortmose.org/), will host the fifth, annual Battle of Bloody Mose Commemoration

Now expanded to a two-day heritage Event, the award-winning Battle of Bloody Mose historical re-enactment will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Mose Historic State Park, located at 15 Fort Mose Trail; St. Augustine, Florida; 32084.
A re-enactment of the battle itself will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. White, black, and Native American re-enactors and volunteers from across the state and the Southeast will participate in this Event, which will include:

  • period weapons and tactics;
  • period foodways;
  • and more!

The National Park Service has named the annual Battle of Bloody Mose Commemoration as a Member Program of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (www.nps.gov/ugrr).   

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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Hard plastic 28mm Revwar Brits

Here at the North Star site
From Wargames Factory

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Battle of Jumonville Glen

1755. This pivotal event occurred today.Wiki
Image from here


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Sandby redcoat c1760 in colour

Paul Sandby on Tumblr
Image on the Royal Collection site 
 Thanks to Thomas Payton for the second image.

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

How Old Were Redcoats? Age and Experience of British Soldiers in America

Interesting article by Don Hagist here

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Dominic Serres the Elder - The Capture of Havana, 1762, the English Battery before Morro Castle

More on the siege here

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New France Old England Reenactment weekend

In the UK the place to be this weekend 25 May/26 May 2014 is Kelmarsh where there is a French and Indian war event. Details here  
NFOE Facebook page

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Thomsomfeld's new 1/72 masters

For the FIW - a celebration is the sort of theme. Here


Back To Quebec (1959)

Colour news reel of the British army's Quebec reeenactment to mark the bicentenary. Pretty damn good - what do you think?

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Fort Ti's 'No Quarter' event

Seems to have gone well - some pics on the Fort's FB page

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Surrender of Charleston

This event occurred today - wiki here
It was apparently the greatest defeat for the Continental army losing 5,000 men to captivity. 


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Redcoats and Revolutionaries

Photos of the recent UK event. The Revwar period is going strong in the UK at the moment and Redcoats and Revolutionaries are going great guns - their Facebook page here

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Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

This took place today - wiki here. Fort Ti has a weekend of activities to celebrate it starting today.

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Friday, 9 May 2014

Resource File: Examples of Continental Army Camp Equipage and Vehicle Returns, 1776-1781 (John U. Rees)

Interesting new article.


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Siege of Fort Detroit 1763

Today in 63 the great siege was commenced by Ottawa Pontiac. Wiki on Fort Detroit here
The Siege of the Fort at Detroit, depiction of the 1763 Siege of Fort Detroit by Frederic Remington.

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Valley Forge by Keith Rocco

Thanks to Thomsomfeld for this new picture. More here

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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Les Aventures de Radisson

Webpage here

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Battle of Crooked Billet

Skirmish in the Revolution - wiki here. 
Image of the Queen's Ranger from here