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 August 2016

1/72 French

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Wayne's Legion by Ralph Mitchard

These are from an unpublished article on the Legion of the United States


Monday, 29 August 2016

French and Indian War by Ralph Mitchard

Redcoat Seven Years War
Jersey Blues


French Niagara

Black Watch Ticonderoga 1758

More of my drwings can be seen here

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American Revolution in France

This weekend just gone in France there was an American Revolution event with groups coming from near and far to recreate an action based on Yorktown. Present and pictured were French groups Soissonnais, Royal-Artillerie and from Italy the King's 8th (Progetto Redcoats and Rebels).
 Photos by Alessia Maria Simona Giorda. 

Also see here  at the Soissonnais website

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

General Rochambeau’s French Army 1780-1783 René Chartrand

Well illustrated pdf here

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The regiment, commanded by Vicomte de Poudeux, was among forces under Saint Simon brought from the West Indies to Yorktown. Régiment de Touraine principal engagements: Yorktown ; St Christophe ; Les Sainte

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Regiment du Soisonnais

I'm very interested in the American Revolution period in France and these photos from this year please me greatly. See more here. 
See them in action at the event below. Also see here

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Iroquois Patrick Prugne

Le 25 aout, les éditions Daniel Maghen publient le dernier album de Patrick Prugne : Iroquois. Après Pawnee et Frenchman, le dessinateur continue à explorer l’Histoire de l’Amérique et des Indiens lors de l’arrivée des Européens,  soldats, colons ou explorateurs. Dans ce dernier album, il se penche sur l’épopée de Samuel de Champlain, chargé par le roi de France d’explorer et de pacifier les rives du Saint-Laurent. L’enjeu de l’expédition est le contrôle du commerce des peaux avec différentes tribus, Hurons, Algonquins et Montagnais. Guidé par le Basque, un trappeur sans scrupule, Champlain s’enfonce en territoire iroquois. Il va se retrouver en plein milieu d’une guerre indienne. Une belle histoire d’aventure merveilleusement dessinée, mais avec Patrick Prugne, ce n’est pas une surprise. Jugez par vous même !
See more here


Monday, 22 August 2016

Florida Seminole Wars

Ace Facebook page for all those interested in this area of history.


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Fallen Timbers

On 20 August 1794 United States forces were victorious at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the final battle of the Northwest Indian War. Anthony Wayne's decisive victory led to the 1795 Treaty of Greeneville, which ended major hostilities in the region until Tecumseh's War began.

The  illustration below is taken from Campaign 256: Fallen Timbers 1794 by John F Winkler. The illustration is by Peter Dennis - http://bit.ly/2b2Eia

If you'd like to read more about the Battle of Fallen Timbers pick up a copy of Campaign 256: Fallen Timbers 1794 by John F Winkler, currently available at a 30% discount as part of our Summer Sale! http://bit.ly/2b2Eycg


Fallen Timbers 1794

Today's anniversary. Watch a video on the battle here


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Bayonets and Tomahawks board game

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Native Warrior Seven Years War Ralph Mitchard

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Oriskany Ralph Mitchard


Compagnies franches de la Marine Ralph Mitchard

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83 Rene Chartrand (Osprey)

Buy here and see inside. Though primarily fought in the field, the American Revolution saw fortifications play an important part in some of the key campaigns of the war. Field fortifications were developed around major towns including Boston, New York and Savannah, while the frontier forts at Stanwix, Niagara and Cumberland were to all be touched by the war. This book details all the types of fortification used throughout the conflict, the engineers on all sides who constructed and maintained them, and the actions fought around and over them.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Revwar at Old Sturbridge Village

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Join or Die! Event in Poland for 2017

Revwar is an emerging period in Poland and they have their sights on getting bigger. Go here to see the details.

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Rev War Re-enactors UK

There is quite a good deal of activity for this period in Britain. Things are definitely happening. If you want in on the action and get reenacting the American Revolution then go to this Facebook group and take it from there. Photo Tina Chalk.

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Bushy Run

Photo from yesterday from here

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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Corps Royal d'Infanterie de la Marine

Interesting French group. They are based in Brittany.  Facebook here - webpage here.

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Anniversary today of the battle that saw Iroquois against Iroquois. Wiki
Interesting article here


Butlers' Rangers Ralph Mitchard

Old pic by me. Wiki on the unit.
More of my pics here


Friday, 5 August 2016

Battle of Bushy Run 1763

Today's anniversary - wiki


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Bushy Run reenactment

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Les Mousquets du roy

On August 7, Les Mousquets du roy will be part of the commemoration of the 325th anniversary of the battles of LaPrairie. They will attend as 1691 soldiers of the troupes de la Marine and Canadian volonteers. La Société d'histoire de la La Prairie-de-la-Magdeleine.

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