Saturday 28 September 2019

2000 reenactment calendar

There was this magazine and they asked if we wanted too be in a calendar for 2000. They added some of their own photos which was a bit of a nuisance.

Rules for the French and Indian war

A reader asked what rules to use? I must admit to being ignorant on this subject so if you have any preferences please post a comment. Thanks.

Thursday 26 September 2019

Coming soon from Gallloping Major

Things to come:
Five of the six figures from each upcoming pack of La Marine in winter coats; FIW FCF11: Compagnies Franches de la Marine in capotes and bonnets, and FIW FCF12: Compagnies Franches de la Marine in capotes and tuques. One figure from each of these two packs is currently being completed, both of these have been designed with a separate hand and musket.


Monday 23 September 2019

Friday 13 September 2019

Battle of the Plains of Abraham 260th

Today's anniversary. Wiki
Give this song a spin. It's a really old Canadian song I think.

Stewart MacPherson as Monsieur me Marquis 1999

Tuesday 10 September 2019


Back in the 90s in the UK French and Indian war society we used to from time to time hire a wood in Wales for the weekend to do wargames. It wasn't expensive - about 10 pounds a head - but we had some great times.

Sunday 8 September 2019

Book to look out for!

Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries (Elite) Paperback – November 26, 2019

By René Chartrand (Author), Adam Hook (Illustrator)

Supported by full-color illustrations, this study explores in startling new detail the “musket and tomahawk” forest warfare by which the French colonists and their allies battled to ensure the survival of “New France.”

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 indigenous tribes and Canadian settlers. The groundbreaking new research explored in this study indicates that, far from the 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 indigenous 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.

Battle of Lake George 1755

Today's anniversary this battle.

Thursday 5 September 2019

Barkskins (2019)

They are shooting this in Quebec at the moment. Based on a novel from 2016. The imdb says

Based on the novel by Pulitzer-winner Annie Proulx, BARKSKINS follows a disparate group of outcasts who must navigate brutal hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization - late 1600s New France.