Thursday 22 September 2016

Seven Years War Redcoats

Found these photos which I think depict some filming for the Heights of Abraham Battle.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Forthcoming Paper Soldiers American Revolution

Artist Peter Dennis in conjunction with Helion Books has been producing books with paper soldiers and rules in a book. The idea is to copy the figures cut them out and Bob's Your Uncle. 1066, Wars of the Roses English Civil War have received this popular treatment and now the Revolution is under the magnifying glass.

Sunday 18 September 2016

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Battle of the Plains of Abraham 1759

"Major General Wolfe.
Who, at the Expence of his Life, purchas'd immortal Honour for his Country, and planted,with his own Hand, the British Laurel, in the inhospitable Wilds of North America, By the Reduction of Quebec, Septr. 13th. 1759."
Today's anniversary is the famous victory in the SYW. Wiki

Monday 12 September 2016

The Battle of North Point by Thomas Payton

September 12, 1814 - The Battle of North Point was fought between Brigadier General John Stricker's Third Brigade of the Maryland State Militia and a British landing force, composed of units from the British Army, Royal Navy seamen and Royal Marines led by Major General Robert Ross (who was killed during the battle) and Rear Admiral George Cockburn. The events and result of the engagement, a part of the larger Battle of Baltimore, are somewhat disputed. Several eyewitness reports of the engagement saw it as a straightforward British victory, with American forces routing in disorder in the face of the British assault. Most American narratives of the battle, many of them originating from Stricker himself, tend to claim US forces were able to retreat in good order having inflicted heavy casualties on the British
(Image: The Battle of North Point by Thomas Ruckle, who served with the Washington Blues during the battle)

Friday 9 September 2016

37th Foot

An old UK Revwar unit that was active in the 80s and 90s. They formed SAR - Society of the American Revolution with the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment. They are still active in reenactment in the 35th for the SYW.

Thursday 8 September 2016

Bloody Morning Scout by James Field

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Lake George and here is a great rendering of the Bloody Morning Scout. Webpage here where there is a preliminary sketch.

Sad news from Crown Forces

'It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Colin Adams after a short illness. Colin was one of the founders of the Association of Crown Forces and has been our group leader for many years. We will greatly miss his knowledge, humour and passion for the period. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.'

Lord Dunmore's War 250th

 This year is the anniversary (1774) of this colonial conflict. Wiki