Thursday 29 August 2019

Canadian Iroquois in the Seven Years War

Ebook here
Dundurn24 Jan 2012 - History - 248 pages

The participation of the Iroquois of Akwasasne, Kanesetake (Oka), Kahnawake and Oswegatchie in the Seven Years’ War is a long neglected topic. The consequences of this struggle still shape Canadian history. The book looks at the social and economic impact of the war on both men and women in Canadian Iroquois communities. The Canadian Iroquois provides an enhanced appreciation both of the role of Amerindians in the war itself and of their difficult struggle to lead their lives within the unstable geopolitical environment created by European invasion and settlement.

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Sash and Saber 28mm FIW

FWF402 French Personalities -- Montcalm, Jumonville, de Levis, de Lignery
These have all been listed on the website. Quite comprehensive. No photos yet but some on the Facebook page

Saturday 24 August 2019

Monday 19 August 2019

Raiders from New France teaser

Osprey have released an image from the forthcoming book by Rene Chartrand and Adam Hook.
The illustration depicts a clash between Abenaki warriors and Dragoons in 1707. As the Dragoon riders came up, other hidden warriors opened fire on them from the edge of the trees in what was obviously a deliberately planned ambush. During the five‑hour running fight that followed, the Albany militiamen never succeeded in catching up with the elusive warriors, who eventually vanished – taking some scalps with them, and seemingly suffering no casualties themselves.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield 1794 Trailer

Tomorrow's anniversary is the 225th. Here's the battlefield trailer

Friday 16 August 2019

Bennington by Don Troiani

'The Brunswick Dragoons at the battle of Bennington Vermont. Lt. Col Baum is ordering his men to draw their broadswords to try to cut their way out. Didn't work and Baum was mortally wounded. Four of the enlisted dragoon swords and one officer's sword still survive . They captured ones were issued to the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons. '
From the forthcoming book on the Saratoga campaign.
Pennington wiki

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Villasur expedition 1720

The Villasur expedition of 1720 was a Spanish military expedition intended to check New France's growing influence on the American Great Plains, led by Lieutenant-General Pedro de Villasur. Pawnee and Otoe Indians attacked the expedition in Nebraska, killing 36 of the 40 Spaniards, 10 of their Indian allies, and a French guide. The survivors retreated to their base in New Mexico

The Pawnee and their French allies surround and defeat the Villasur expedition, painted on buffalo hides.[a]

Fall of Oswego 1756

Today's anniversary - the capitulation.

Monday 12 August 2019

Raiders from New France Osprey

Raiders from New France

North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries

Elite 229
  • Author: RenĂ© Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook

Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a 'level playing field', French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into territories that the French had explored deeply but failed to exploit. The subsequent survival of 'New France' can largely be attributed to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed by imaginative French officers through close contact with Indian tribes and Canadian settlers. The ground-breaking new research explored in this study indicates that, far from the ad hoc opportunism these raids seemed to represent, they were in fact the result of a deliberate plan to overcome numerical weakness by exploiting the potential of mixed parties of French soldiers, Canadian backwoodsmen and allied Indian warriors.
Supported by contemporary accounts from period documents and newly explored historical records, this study explores the 'hit-and-run' raids which kept New Englanders tied to a defensive position and ensured the continued existence of the French colonies until their eventual cession in 1763.

Friday 9 August 2019

Fred Ray

I have a Facebook group Seven Years War Living History and we were talking about Fred Ray who also drew comics for DC.

Washington's Armor * Wilderness Teaser *

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Monday 5 August 2019

Compagnies franches de la Marine in the UK

Here in the UK we have a small but dedicated Marine group. Here's one of them.

Compagnies franches de la Marine in France

Excited to see there is a good Seven Years War period group in France - in Britany I think. Here's the article. They say

Hi we are a french reenactment group of french marines and civilians from 1740 to 1760.
We would like to celebrate the common history between Canada and France and the marines are perfect to do that.

Don't hesitate to ask me some question and to like our facebook page:

Sunday 4 August 2019

New France Old England by Nick Coffin

UK French and Indian war society in action this weekend at  East Carlton. Facebook page here

Bushy Run 1763

Anniversary 5th August, Video released by PHMC in 2008 as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History

Portrait of an officer Stephen Slaughter