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

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

New UK regiment

Over here are photos of a new regiment in the UK for the early 18thc

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Monday, 29 September 2014

British Tars, 1740-1790

This is a new and exciting new blog and FB page that examines the appearance of British sailors in the 18thc. using primary sources. Recommended.

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Recueil de toutes les troupes qui forment les armées françoises. Dessiné et illuminé d´après nature Nuremberg: Raspe, 1761

Useful source  on the uniforms of the French army
This one is Regiment de la Reine - most regiments are depicted.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Miami chief Pacanne by Henry Hamilton in Detroit, c.1777

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Jean Dreville - Lafayette 1961(1)

Thanks to David Corbett for finding this. Wiki
imdb - 
article with stills like this one

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Black Hussar 28mm French

Coming out soon are these miniatures from German manufacturer Black Hussar. I think these are a well researched set and worth tracking down for the FandI.   More on my Wars of Louis Quatorze blog

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Black Powder Rebellion

Supplement for the AWI or Revwar if you prefer. Here

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Saratoga book

I haven't read this book but this review rates it and it has the feel of a good one. There is also a Volume II - so pretty successful I'll guess


First Saratoga

Today in 1777 is the anniversary of this important battle. Wiki


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Seeing Red

Interesting article on redcoats on the Fort Ticonderoga blog


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Galloping Major sailors

Details here

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French and Indian fort

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

today in 1763

Seneca warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Devil's Hole during Pontiac's War.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Occurred today in 1759. wiki
CBC reconstruction of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham 


today in 1814

In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore. During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", which is later set to music and becomes the United States' national anthem.


Friday, 12 September 2014

Battle of North Point 1814

Pic by Don Troiani. Bicentennial for this battle.
 The Battle of North Point was fought on September 12, 1814, between General John Stricker's Maryland Militia and a British force led by Major General Robert Ross. Although the Americans retreated, they were able to do so in good order having inflicted significant casualties on the British, killing one of the commanders of the invading force, significantly demoralizing the troops under his command and leaving some of his units lost among woods and swampy creeks, with others in confusion. This combination prompted British colonel Arthur Brooke to delay his advance against Baltimore, buying valuable time to properly prepare for the defense of the city as Stricker retreated back to the main defenses to bolster the existing force. The engagement was a part of the larger Battle of Baltimore, an American victory in the War of 1812. WIKI


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Battle of Brandywine 1777

Fought today in 1777. wiki
photos of a 28mm refight here


Monday, 8 September 2014

Battle of Lake George 1755

Took place today. wiki
Lake George image from here


Friday, 5 September 2014

New artist book by Mort Kunstler


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Wargames Factory American Militia

From the FB page. 28mm hard plastic
Northstar are taking orders.They say
This box set contains 30 highly detailed multi-part plastic miniatures representing volunteer militia that fought for both freedom and in defense of His Majesty King George. The sprues contain militia wearing both 18th Century civilian clothes and the fringed hunting shirts “frocks” with buckskin trousers and moccasins. There are options for the militia to carry muskets or the longer, more accurate rifled musket and there are three headgear options including the tricorne hat, round hat, and knit cap or ‘liberty’ cap.
The box includes three sprues of militia with arms and options to create officers, musicians, and equip the soldiers with tomahawks. There are enough plastic bases for all 30 miniatures and the militia parts are interchangeable with other kits in the American War of Independence range allowing for dynamic and creative options.

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