Friday 18 August 2017

Fulda (Germany) Battle of Germantown 2017

20th anniversary of this eveent in Germany - funny I can remember when it started - must be getting old.

Sunday 13 August 2017

Continental Infantry in Polish Fort Event

 American Revolution event in a reconstructed fort. Photos Kasia Bartoszewicz. Continental Infantry recreate the American Revolution period and do it very well - Facebook page here

Here is the info on the Fort

Sunday 6 August 2017

No Great Mischief If They Fall: A Tale of a Highlander in the French and Indian War. Book 1: Culloden to Quebec Kindle Edition

Historical fiction. This book by Martin Dey (see below) looks interesting - Kindle edition from here

Martin Dey's tribute to Bushy Run

Dear Ralph, I have liked looking at your blog “Flintlock and Tomahawk” and have just watched the film on Bushy Run you posted. I first became aware of Bushy Run when it was pictured by Ronald Embleton in the book “Pioneers and Heroes of the Wild West” which my brother and grandmother gave me for my 10th birthday. My oldest brother also used to have a brilliant collection of toy soldiers: Britain’s Swoppets, Herald, Cresent and Timpo etc. Sadly , time, theft and wherever toys disappear to has decimated this collection, so attachment 2 is all that is left of the C18th ! Attachment 1 is my tribute to the anniversary of Bushy Run with some Barzso figures I bought on ebay much more recently.

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Paper soldiers American Revolution

In the 'Battle in America' series well-known historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life back into the 19th century paper soldier, supplying all the artwork needed to create the armies which struggled for Liberty across the states of the colonial new world. Here Washington's army can clash again with the redcoats of the King, using simple rules from veteran wargamer Andy Callan. Although the figures can be used with any of the commercial sets of wargame rules, an introduction to wargaming and a simple set of rules by veteran wargamer Andy Callan is included, along with buildings, trees and even artillery and brave Minute men and ruthless Hessian mercenaries.

Black Watch at Ticonderoga G Embleton from Tradition magazine

Stillman's Run

 The first skirmish of the Black Hawk War took place #OnThisDay in 1832. Sauk and Meskwaki forces, who were trying to reclaim land in Illino...