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'

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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...
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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

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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

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Execution of Admiral Byng

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

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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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