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, 29 July 2019

Hold the line

The Plastic soldier company do board games with plastic figures - Hold the Line is American Revolution and there is a French and Indian expansion. They sell the figures separately.  I think they are 1/72. I am tempted to check them out
http://theplasticsoldiercompany.

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Sunday, 28 July 2019

Bushy Run 1763

Pic from BushyRunBattlefield,com. Next weekend is this battle reenactment. Local press here

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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Battle of Belle-Famille 1759 24 July

Painting by Geoff Harding
Part of the larger Battle for Fort Niagara this fight saw the French relief column driven off.
Wiki here

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

"MEN WHO ARE DETERMINED TO BE FREE". THE AMERICAN ASSAULT ON STONY POINT, 15 JULY 1779

More details here

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Monday, 15 July 2019

Quebec after the siege

A. Bennoist, engraver, after Richard Short (fl. 1754-1766), A View of the Church of Notre Dame de la Victoire, built in Commemoration of the raising the Siege in 1695 and destroyed in 1759. Hand-colored copperplate engraving. London, 1761. Graphics Division, Prints B-7.

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Friday, 12 July 2019

Epic Battle Brought to Life at Fort Ticonderoga in Spectacular 2-day event, July 20-21

Experience one of Fort Ticonderoga’s signature events, “Montcalm’s Cross,” a two-day battle reenactment, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21. Featuring hundreds of reenactors, cannons, drums, muskets and more, this is the largest battle reenactment of the year at Fort Ticonderoga. The battle will highlight the epic Battle of Carillon fought between the British and French in July 1758, considered the bloodiest battle in North America until the American Civil War. Read more here

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Monongahela 1755

Wiki 
British defeat has its anniversary today. 

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Monday, 8 July 2019

Epic Battle Brought to Life at Fort Ticonderoga in Spectacular 2-day event, July 20-21

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1758-07-08 - Battle of Carillon

Kronoskaf entry including orders of battle. 

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Happy 4th of July

Image by Greg Harlin.