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

Sunday, 27 January 2019


Someone was asking about sources for a piece on Legion cavalry - these two old books are worth getting - you can pick them up cheaply. 

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Friday, 25 January 2019

Canadian winter warfare experts

Compagnies franches de la Marine and Canadian Militia in the Expedition of Chevalier De Troyes to Hudson's Bay 1686. Francis Back

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Compagnies franches de la Marine 1718

This is the cover of the old journal Neptunia which was connected to the Musee de la Marine. I had them in photocopied form so it's nice to see colour.

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Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest - Rogers rangers

Documentary on four military campaigns in the late 1700s North America Episode one - Rogers Rangers

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Monday, 21 January 2019

Battle on Snowshoes 1757 21 January

Today is this famous event

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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Petite Guerre Toy Soldiers

Check out this range of 1/32 F&I war figures. 

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Thursday, 3 January 2019

Thanks to Thomas Payton for this

January 3, 1777 - The Battle of Princeton
In which General George Washington's Continental Army defeated British troops, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mawhood, near Princeton, New Jersey
(Image: The Battle of Princeton painted by James Peale, 1st Maryland Regiment, a participant in the battle)

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Compagnies franches de la Marine c1719

I think the artist is M Petard