Sunday 28 April 2019

Sainte-Foy 1760

The Battle of Sainte-Foy, sometimes called the Battle of Quebec, was fought on April 28, 1760 near the British-held town of Quebec in the French province of Canada during the Seven Years' War (called the French and Indian War in the United States). It was a victory for the French under the Chevalier de Lévis over the British army under General Murray. The battle was notably bloodier than the Battle of the Plains of Abraham of the previous September, with 833 French casualties to 1,124 British casualties. It was the last French victory in North America.
At first the British had some success, but the advance masked their artillery, while the infantry became bogged down in the mud and melting snowdrifts of the late spring. The battle turned into a two-hour fight at close range; eventually, as more French soldiers joined the fray, the French turned the British flanks, forcing Murray to realize his mistake and to recall the British back to Quebec without their guns, which Lévis then turned on the city.

Saturday 27 April 2019

Bath F&I event 1998

Bath UK in 98. From right to left - natives and Canadians, French, Provincials and 42nd and the 36th and 13th. My Marine group weren't present but you can see it is a pretty good turnout. The Indians were supplemented on this occasion by our friends from Germany the Iroquois (Oneida). See more photos of our reenactment efforts here

Friday 19 April 2019

April Morning - Conflict on Lexington Green

1988 TV movie based on the Howard Fast novel

Drums at the Rapids 2019

Come to Drums at the Rapids and refight the War of 1812 in a reconstructed War of 1812 fort! Lowell Hamilton stages the 1814 Battle of North Point, MD, using Regimental Fire & Fury rules. The British are following up their attack after burning Washington, D.C. British regulars encounter one of the best militia brigades in a bloody attack on a defensive line. Take command of Lowell's 6mm miniatures and see if you can change history. Drums at the Rapids is the annual spring convention hosted by the Colby Street Irregulars and HMGS Great Lakes. It is held at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, OH, in the visitors center of a reconstructed War of 1812 fort.
  • 17 May at 11:00 – 18 May at 23:00 EDT
  • Fort Meigs Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, United States
This friendly wargaming convention is located in the visitors center of a reconstructed War of 1812 fort. Hosted by the Colby Street Irregulars and HMGS Great Lakes, it features wargames from all periods of history (and some fantasy/sci-fi, as well). There are vendors and flea markets to purchase wargaming items. Come join the fun!

Friday 12 April 2019

Monday 8 April 2019

"Liberty or Death: A Tale of a Highlander in Pontiac's War and the American Revolutionary War . Book 2

From Martin Dey author of  "No Great Mischief if They Fall: Culloden to Quebec" .   This book two "Liberty or Death" covers Pontiac's War and the early years of the American War of Independence.

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...