Wednesday 30 March 2016

Skirmish at Fort Gaines April 9 & 10, 2016

Great for the Whole Family!!
April 9-10, Skirmish at Fort Gaines, Creek Indian/Frontier Historical Reenactment, Frontier Village, 100 Bluff St. South, Fort Gaines, Ga.
Frontier Camp open 10:00am - 5:00pm EST both days, battles at 2:00pm both days.
Old Fashioned Grub, Old Fashioned Fun
$5 Adults, children free
To participate as an reenactor or period vendor: Registration Form.pdf
More here

Saturday 19 March 2016

Revwar event in Poland

Friends! We organize the event in Poland. On the occasion of the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The event will be 24 - 26 June. Main theme are Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Pulaski and others Poles in America. We want to show the battle between the British and the Americans from time of American Revolution. In Poland we Have a small group of continental infantry, small group of trappers and Indians. But its not to much Perhaps you would be interested in coming to us?
The event will be at the Museum of the National Anthem in Będomin. We provide a beautiful place to camp, straw, firewood, gunpowder, water, food, toilets and fun in the old eighteenth-century farm
If someone wants to come, then please write!
Museum of the National Anthem:

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Battle of Guilford Court House

From the wiki 
The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781, at a site which is now in Greensboro, the county seat of Guilford County, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War. A 2,100-man British force under the command of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis defeated Major General Nathanael Greene's 4,500 Americans. The British Army, however, lost a considerable number of men during the battle with estimates as high as 27%.[6] Such heavy British casualties resulted in a strategic victory for the Americans.
Footage from this weekend's reenactment,

Sunday 13 March 2016

Today's anniversary The Battle on Snowshoes 1758

From the wiki. Image from Fort Ticonderoga - more here
The 1758 Battle on Snowshoes occurred on March 13, 1758, during the French and Indian War. It was fought by members of British Ranger companies led by Robert Rogers against French troops and Indians allied to France. The battle took place near Lake George, now in northern New York, but then in the frontier area between the British province of New York and the French province of Canada. The battle was given its name because the British combatants were wearing snowshoes.
Rogers led a band of about 180 rangers and regulars out to scout French positions. The French commander at Fort Carillon had been alerted to their movement, and sent a force consisting mostly of Indians to meet them. In fierce fighting, the British troop was decimated, with more than 120 casualties. The French believed that Rogers was killed in this action, as he was forced to abandon his regimental jacket, which contained his commission papers, during his escape from the scene.
This battle gave rise to the tale that Rogers escaped capture by sliding 400 feet (120 m) down a rockface to the frozen surface of Lake George. That rock is now known as Rogers Rock or Rogers Slide.

Thursday 10 March 2016

Johann von Ewald: Jäger Commander Jim McIntyre

Winged Hussar Pub, May 7, 2016
325 pages
ISBN#: 9780996365710
Price: $20

Johann von Ewald was a German military officer from Hesse-Kassel whose military experience spanned the Seven Years War thru the Napoleonic Era. His book, Essay on Partisan Warfare (German: Über den kleinen Krieg), a widely read treatise on guerrilla warfare. This book will examine his career and his influence on the development of Light troops. It relies on several rarely seen manuscripts and papers to give the most complete picture of von Ewald available in English
Johann von Ewald was a German military officer from Hesse-Kassel whose military experience spanned the Seven Years War through the Napoleonic Era. After first serving in the Seven Years' War, he was the commander of the Jäger corps of the Hessian Leib Infantry Regiment attached to British forces in the American Revolutionary War. From the Battle of White Plains until Yorktown, his units fought constantly against the Continental forces. In 1788, he joined the Danish Army, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant general; he also served as governor general of Holstein during the Napoleonic Wars. Following his American war experiences, he wrote an Essay on Partisan Warfare (German: Über den kleinen Krieg), a widely read treatise on guerrilla warfare. He also kept a journal during most of his time in North America that has since become a valuable resource for historians of the war. This book will examine the career of this leader of light infantry troops and his influence on their development. It relies on several rarely seen manuscripts and papers to give the most complete picture of von Ewald available in English.
James McIntyre received his Masters from the University of Illinois. He has written articles and papers about the American War of Independence and the Seven Years War in the Americas. He teaches history at Moraine Valley Community College near Chicago, Illinois

Fife and Drum miniatures Hessians

Preview for these figures here
For more info on this great range go here

Tuesday 8 March 2016

On this day in history

1777 – Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
 The Ansbach and Bayreuth regiments are remembered for a mutiny that occurred in Ochsenfurt. The soldiers were loaded onto boats on the Main River, but could not cross the bridge, which the Bishop of Würzburg, Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim, refused to open. In addition, the soldiers were forced to stand through the night in the over-crowded boats.[40] In the morning, 8 March 1777 some Ansbach soldiers managed to get to the bank of the river, and pulled the other boats to land. Wine merchants from Ochsenfurt soon arrived and sold beverages to the soldiers.[40] The officers tried to address their concerns, but some men deserted. Chasseurs were posted to keep men from deserting, and fired warning shots; the mutineers returned fire. When the Margrave of Ansbach received word of the riot, he rode through the night to get to Ochsenfurt. The Margrave convinced his soldiers to reboard the boats, and provided two additional boats to alleviate crowding.[41] The Margrave sailed with them as far as Mainz, where he succeeded in getting a bridge opened in that city, without the consent of the Elector, Friedrich Karl Joseph von Erthal.[42]

The Ansbach-Bayreuth Army in America

Interesting article in English here

Saturday 5 March 2016

F&I Tactical

3rd Annual French & Indian War Game Weekend at Fort Loudoun, Pa is April 1-3, 2016...lots of new surprises being planned to test your groups register go to:

Thursday 3 March 2016

Guilford Courthouse

Mark your calendars for the ANNUAL REENACTMENT of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse – March 12-13, 2016
 Over 300 Revolutionary War reenactors from across the country will muster in Greensboro on March 12th & 13th, 2016 to commemorate the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, The Colonial Heritage Center, and Greensboro Country Park. Scheduled events take place from 8:30

Jersey Blues 1758

A member of the New Jersey Provincials (Jersey Blues) as they would have looked in the summer of 1758.- from the Old Barracks FB page.

If you live near Trenton New Jersey........

"For King and Colony!" :French and Indian War Weekend
Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3
10 AM - 5 PM
Join us as we journey back to the 1760’s, a time just before the American Revolution, when New Jersey was embroiled in another earlier conflict known as the French and Indian War. Come see first-hand what military life was like in the colonies during times of loyalty to the King of England. Visitors are invited to experience the excitement of a garrison town after a long winter, as the troops would have prepared to move back into battle.
Supplemental activities throughout the day will include morning roll call, musket demonstrations, and presentations by George Bray on the British expedition to take Fort Frontenac by the Jersey Blues. Children are invited to make their own powderhorn, learn how to write with a quill pen, and try on the uniforms of 18th century soldiers.
Included in regular cost of admission: $8-Adults, $6-Seniors/Students, Free-Children 5 and under/Active Military/Members of the Old Barracks Association. Parking for this weekend is free and conveniently located in the small lot directly next to the museum.