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

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Andrew Jackson’s uniform coat from the Battle of New Orleans

From the Louisiana State Museum. Thaks to David C for this.


Sunday, 23 November 2014


John Theophilus Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd son of the 1st Earl of Moira, in the uniform of the 15th Regiment of Foot (1776) with a flintlock gun.

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Battle of Wild Cat Creek

This skirmish in the war of 1812 occurred tday. Wiki


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

skirmish rules discounted

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Black Hussar Miniatures' French regulars

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Capture of Fort Washington

Happened today - wiki here
Image by Don Troiani - read about it here

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Friday, 14 November 2014

La Compagnie on Vimeo

La Compagnie goes behind the scenes of La Compagnie de la Vérendrye, an internationally renown re-enacting group to discover why 21st century men and women are driven to bring the past to life.

La Compagnie from Jeff Riddell on Vimeo.

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Monday, 10 November 2014

NEW - diorama from Thomsomfeld

 AWI Philadelphia Campaign 1777 Attack on the british Arrièregarde/ Rearguard

British Light Infantry In Round Hats /cut down Hats/ slouch hats. The mounted man is from the 16th light dragoons with Round Hat /cut down Hat/ slouch hat. See here:
Work in Progress with historical links


The St. Augustine Garrison

Recreating the spanish troops of 1740s St Augustine is this group - webpage here and Facebook page here

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Today in 1702

English colonists under the command of James Moore besiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne's War.
Image from Today in Florida History 
Article on James Moore

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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Richard Pearis and the Mobilization of South Carolina’s Backcountry Loyalists

Norm recommends this article on the American Revolution theme.


Friday, 7 November 2014

Twentieth Annual War College of the Seven Years' War May 15-17, 2015

Fort Ticonderoga hosts the Twentieth Annual War college of the Seven Years' War May 15-17, 2015, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. More here. Thanks to David C for finding this

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Battle of Tippecanoe

 was fought today on November 7, 1811
Wiki here


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Augustin de La Balme

This fascinating French officer was defeated this day by Little Turtle thwarting his attempt to take Fort Detroit. wiki


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Blanket clothing

Interesting article on Blanket Clothing in the Colonial period.


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Three Brave British Army Wives

Fascinating stories of courage. Read about them here. Thanks to Norm for the tip off.

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