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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Location: Midsomer Norton Radstock near Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

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

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Black Watch

Painting showing Black Watch recruits being reviewed on Glasgow Green, c.1758

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Montcalm’s Crushing Blow: French and Indian Raids Along New York’s Oswego River 1756

Review here
This new Osprey looks good. Rene Chartrand usually is excellent - I shall have to order this.


Monday, 27 October 2014

"The French and Indian War in North Carolina: The Spreading Flames of War,"

published by the History Press. JOHN R MAAS. From here


Light Infantry image

Don Troiani posted this on FB nobody seems to know anything about it - date, artist etc. Maybe you know?

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Galloping Major Provincials

Excellent figures. From the Galloping Major FB page

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Winter fashions at Fort Ti

Photo from the FB page showing the blanket capotes worn by troops in the changing seasons.

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

HM 40th Foot / 2nd Battalion LI - "Bloodhounds"

This redcoat group have some excellent photos (from  Laurie Kurens) from their recent Germantown event - go to their FB page to see more. There is a contingent of this regiment in the UK if you like the cut of their gib.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

New book of note


Fall colours at Fort Ti


Monday, 6 October 2014

One for French readers

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Battle of the Thames 1813

Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British and kill Shawnee leader Tecumseh.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

French and Indian war books on pinterest