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

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Major André & Robert Rogers-"The Battle of Setauket"

Major André informs Rogers that he is no longer the leader of the Queen's Rangers

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Robert Rogers as per 'Turn'


I haven't seen any of this tv series - here is RR in his role of the Revwar era spy.

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Canada: a People's history

Image from the tv series.

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Monday, 23 March 2015

new sculpts from Galloping Major

Compagnies franches de la Marine in outpost attire. Very nice. Website

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Halifax Nova Scotia 1762

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Major-General (later Lieutenant-General) The Honourable Robert Monckton at the Taking of Martinique, 1762.

Oil on canvas by Benjamin West (1738-1820), 1763
Wiki on Monckton here
invasion of Matinique

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Light dragoon helmet

Emsdorf Helmet, 1774. This style of helmet was worn by the 15th Light Dragoons between 1770-1784. It takes it name from the Battle of Emsdorf 1760, in which the regiment pursued and defeated a large force of French Infantry. Emsdorf was the first Battle Honour to be awarded to a regiment of the British Army. From here

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Compagnies Franches de la Marine 1718

 at least I think it is 1718 - please correct me if I am wrong...


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Compagnies franches de la Marine c1700

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Celebrating An Upset Victory Fought On Snowshoes

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Library of Battles

This site has been recommended by reader Pierre - certainly is a wealth of information there. Cheers


Trident Designs French Army Of The Awi 40mm

go here for more pics and info - also see here
Also they do a small range of 40mms for the Seven Years War

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Battle of Guilford Court House

Fought today in 1781. Wiki here


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Execution of Admiral Byng

Today in 1757 this Admiral was shot by firing squad. Read about it here


Thursday, 12 March 2015

La Reine on the march

Photo from the late 90s. Great days.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Troops of New Spain

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Redcoats on campaign

Thanks to Norm for this. Go here to see a piece on how the rigours of campaign affected British soldiers

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Regiment de Karrer

Detail from the poster available from here
The Disembarkation of 50 Soldiers from the Karrer Swiss Regiment at Louisbourg

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Brigade Games War of 1812 Native Americans

Nice looking figs. Top image has Indian Dept Officer. Webstore here

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Jean Daniel Dumas, le héros de la Monongahéla by Francis-J Audet

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