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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Monday, 30 April 2018

The Watch at the Folkpark

Old photo from Keith Jepson, from about 1999. Outside the log cabin in various uniforms of the Black Watch. See more old French and Indian war reenactment pics here

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Compagnies franches de la Marine - Galloping Major

Galloping Major are about to launch a kickstarter for these figures (which are 28mm), Facebook page
See more here including a t-shirt!

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Battle of Sainte-Foy 1760

Today's anniversary - a French victory


Friday, 27 April 2018

46th Regiment of Foot 1758 by Thomas Payton

The Regiment arrived in North America in 1757. They participated in the disastrous assault at Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) in 1758, the capture of Fort Niagara in 1759, and Fort Lévis in 1760

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Armies in Plastic French and Indian War French

I bought a load of these a year or two ago. This is as far as I got painting them. French infantry. But they are great figures and I don't regret getting them. Maybe I will get another burst of energy. Buy them here

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Death of General Braddock

Thanks to Andrey for this. At the battle of Monongahela 1755.


Friday, 20 April 2018

12mm American Revolution from Kallistra

Webpage here
This company makes some good small scale figures. Check them out. 

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

New Francis Back tribute


Histoire du Québec
Numéro 133 – printemps 2018
Le numéro du printemps de Cap-aux-Diamants est un hommage à l’illustrateur Francis Back, décédé l’automne dernier, dont les thèmes fétiches étaient l’histoire de l’Amérique et de ses peuples français, autochtones et métis. En introduction du numéro, Yves Beauregard, historien et directeur de la revue, souligne à juste titre la précieuse collaboration et l’amitié qui l’unissait à Francis Back, auteur de plusieurs articles et illustrateur de plus d’une couverture de Cap-aux-Diamants. D’ailleurs, c’est son illustration Les Montréalistes qui orne la une de ce numéro dans lequel vous pourrez lire sur sa carrière sous la plume d’Éric Major, et sur son apport à l’histoire militaire sous celle de René Chartrand et Luce Vermette. D’autres textes traitent de façon plus large du travail de caricaturistes et d'illustrateurs ayant précédé Back. Il est entre autres question de la place de la femme dans la bande dessinée et des dessins d’Albéric Bourgeois durant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.


A View of Montreal in Canada - Thomas Davies 1762


Conte Collectables Colonial

There's an interesting and tantalising article about future releases here


Friday, 13 April 2018

When the Redskins Rode 1951

Full movie here
In 1753, Colonel George Washington and frontiersman Christopher Gist are proudly introducing their protégé, Delaware Indian Prince Hannoc to Williamsburg, Virginia society. French spy Elizabeth Leeds romances Hannoc, hoping to swing the Delawares to the French side in the impending colonial war. Hannoc saves Washington and his men from a French trap during a peace mission. When Hannoc's father, Chief Shingiss, comes to Williamsburg to sign a mutual defense pact with the British, he is murdered by French spies. Hannoc and Indian maiden Morna unmask Miss Leeds as a spy just as war breaks out, with Washington and his troops besieged at Fort Necessity.

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