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, 29 January 2015

Battle on Snowshoes Reenactment

21 Feb. Fort Ticonderoga
Discover more about the history of the Battle on Snowshoes during this reenactment event! Meet the Native American Warriors, French soldiers, and Canadians, who delivered the rangers’ worst defeat. Stand with the courageous and skilled rangers who fought for King & Country and to stay alive on a snowy mountainside near Ticonderoga. Investigate the myths and facts of Robert Rogers and why his exploits in the North Woods still fill the popular imagination today. More here

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Les Mousquets du roi

Interesting project recreating New France in the late 17th early 18thc. FB PAGE

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Siege of Pensacola (Florida) 1781


Friday, 23 January 2015

The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center

Thomsomfeld has sent me links to these valuable resources. This one caught my eye
read it here

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Man in the Wilderness trailer 1971




Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wargames Factory Woodland Indians

Available to pre-order from Northstar


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Beyond the Mask - Official Trailer [HD]

Thomsomfeld found this forthcoming family action movie around the Revwar era. IMDB

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Battle of Cowpens

This Patriot victory from 1781 occurred today. Wiki


Friday, 16 January 2015

Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995)

The life and struggles of Shawnee leader Tecumseh provide the basis of this biography. Much of the story centers on his efforts to unite all Native American tribes and upon William Henry Harrison who is trying to make the Northwest a state.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Battle of Fort Peter 1815

Battle in Georgia. Wiki


Monday, 12 January 2015

Miracle on the Mississippi - the Battle of New Orleans 1815


Battle of New Orleans reenactment on Saturday: Photo gallery


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Siege of Dunlap's Station 1791

This event occurred today near modern day Cincinatti.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Battle of New Orleans 1815

Today is the final day of this bicentennial battle. Wiki


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Battle of Jersey

Battle of the Revolution that took place off the coast of France. Frankly its a good excuse to revisit this lovely painting by Copley. Wiki here

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Battle of Princeton


Thursday, 1 January 2015

Hard plastic (Wargames Factory) woodland indians

WGF Woodland Indians Group Shot, Sculpted by Kevin E Johnson. Facebook page for sprue shots etc.

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