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

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Battle of Quebec 1775

This battle of the Revolution took place today - wiki here

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

the run up to the Battle of New Orleans bicentennial

Today in 1814  - The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.

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Friday, 26 December 2014

Battle of Trenton

Today is an important anniversary - the battle of Trenton

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas

image id by Jphn Collet

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Friday, 19 December 2014

1777 - Valley Forge

Today in 1777 the Continental Army went into winter quarters at Valley Forge

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Skirmish in "Nouvelle France"

Over here at the Studio Tomahawk blog

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Gerry Embleon pics

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Battle of the Mississinewa 1812

Today is the anniversary of this battle. wiki

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Redcoat portrait

Portrait of an officer of 50th Foot, identified as Major Sir Alexander Hope 4th Bt. (1728 - 1794) 1765 - 1770c.
Joseph Wright of Derby ARA 1734 - 1797
http://www.historicalportraits.com/Gallery.asp…-|-Joseph-Wright-of-Derby-ARA

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Monday, 15 December 2014

Thomsomfeld's 1/72 FIW masters

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French infantry UK late 90s

A bit of nostalgia for me - La Reine a group no longer going but picturesque all the same. More photos here

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

new Thomsomfeld diorama

hello ralph,
the latest diorama awi uniformplate us army 1775 -76.

This shows a selection of many different uniforms of americans during the awi for the first period 1775-1776
The photo quality is again made not so good. I hate to photograph it.
Here you can see the make off
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16432

here are larger pics
http://s776.photobucket.com/user/thomso ... ent&page=1

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Cornet Thomas Boothby Parkyns, 15th (or the King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, 1780.



Oil on canvas by John Boultbee (1753-1812), 1780.

Parkyns served in the 15th Light Dragoons from 1776 to 1781. He wears the distinctive metal light dragoons head dress with the comb and Gorgon's head, together with the battle honour, 'Emsdorf' (1760), particular to the 15th. The artist's sister, Jane Boultbee, was his stepmother.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Old Fort Niagara in the snow

All ready for this weekend's event Castle by Candlelight

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Winter warfare at Fort Ti

I admit to relying on Fort Ticonderoga for wintry photos - they are pretty active during this time of year and host the Battle on Snowshoes weekend.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Battle of Great Bridge

This battle in Virginia occurred today in 1776. Wiki

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Photos from Fort Ti's Noble Train event




this weekend

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Friday, 5 December 2014

The Noble train

At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Visitors to Fort Ticonderoga can discover the story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at an upcoming living history event, Saturday, December 7, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature a program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort Ticonderoga and recreate the beginning of the epic feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston on March 17, 1776. - See more at: http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2013/12/henry-knoxs-noble-train-artillery-event-saturday.html#sthash.JH6iRFS8.dpuf
Event this weekend at Ti - details here
Visitors to Fort Ticonderoga can discover the story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at an upcoming living history event, Saturday, December 7, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature a program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort Ticonderoga and recreate the beginning of the epic feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston on March 17, 1776. - See more at: http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2013/12/henry-knoxs-noble-train-artillery-event-saturday.html#sthash.JH6iRFS8.dpuf

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Fort Oswego 1756

Picture from the Historical marker database.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Snow at Fort Ticonderoga

A light dusting of the white stuff fell last night. Hope it's OK for their artillery weekend.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

“Fort Fever Series!”

Photo:  Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series!” begins January 11, 2015, when Artificer Tailor Gibb Zea delves into what Rogers’ Rangers wore. The program takes place at 2 pm. and takes place in the Mars Education Center. Admission is $10; free for Members of Fort Ticonderoga.

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War of the American Indians : Documentary on the History of the Iroquois


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Montcalm's Crushing Blow

got my copy of this RAID Osprey - first look is very promising - illlustration wise it is excellent. Get it from Galloping Major and you will get a free figure.

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