Today's anniversary. Wiki
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Monday, 14 December 2020
1/32 French Seven years war
Armies in Plastic. I am not a great painter I admit.
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Johann Ewald: Jäger Commander
Johann Ewald began as a commoner in one of the states of the Holy Roman Empire who rose above the constraints of his time. As a soldier he fought in all of the great conflict of the latter eighteenth century, the Seven Years’ War, the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars. He keenly recorded his observations of both the people he met and places he encountered throughout these adventures. Through all of his experiences, he remained a soldiers’ soldier. Due to his observations on the conduct of irregular warfare in his time, he has become on the most important authorities on eighteenth century small-unit tactics. His writings provide a unique insight on the major events of the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Johann von Ewald stood as one of the most accomplished practitioners of irregular warfare in the eighteenth century. Beginning his military career in the Seven Years’ War, and continuing through the American War of Independence, he amassed a vast wealth of experience leading troops in the art of irregular warfare or petite guerre. He later wrote several works based on his experiences, and at least one of these received the favorable comment of Frederick the Great, the warrior King of Prussia. In addition, Ewald composed for the members of his family a diary of his experiences in the American War of Independence. Later on, he served in the Danish Army during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Among all but a small group of dedicated scholars of the American War of Independence, however, Johann von Ewald has vanished into obscurity. There are no other English language biographies of Ewald, and only a few articles in German that date to the nineteenth century. It is the purpose of this work to rescue him from oblivion.
Telling Ewald’s story, therefore, tells much of the story of warfare in the second half of the eighteenth century. Instead of focusing on the great battles, however, Ewald’s biography focuses on the conduct of irregular operations: raids, ambushes and the like. Ewald allows readers a view into this often neglected dimension of eighteenth century warfare, and the proposed biography will thoroughly explore the topic through his writings, both his military treatises and his diary of the American War of Independence.
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
XIXth Light Dragoons
Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Expeditionary Force War of 1812 54mm
This manufacturer of quality figures has announced its next set - US regular infantry for the War of 1812. There are some test shots on their Facebook page. Should be out in January. Here is what is available in the range at the moment. They are really impressive models.
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Unlocking the Frontier November 29 1760
Thursday, 26 November 2020
|by Andrew Knez Jr.|
Print available here
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
1758 - British expedition against Fort Duquesne
Today is the anniversary of the fall of Fort Duquesne in 1758. Kronoskaf here
Friday, 20 November 2020
1/32 Armies in Plastic Rogers Ranger
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Today's anniversary - the Cherry Valley massacre
|by Ralph Mitchard|
The Cherry Valley massacre was an attack by British and Iroquois forces on a fort and the village of Cherry Valley in central New York on November 11, 1778, during the American Revolutionary War. It has been described as one of the most horrific frontier massacres of the war. A mixed force of Loyalists, British soldiers, Seneca and Mohawks descended on Cherry Valley, whose defenders, despite warnings, were unprepared for the attack. During the raid, the Seneca in particular targeted non-combatants, and reports state that 30 such individuals were slain, in addition to a number of armed defenders.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Monday, 9 November 2020
British soldier in art
Here for images around the Revwar.
Sunday, 8 November 2020
Larry Brandenburg's Wayne's Legion 1/32
Larry who lives near Fort Recovery was annoyed that no one did Wayne's Legion in 1/32 so created his own. Four poses. Excellent work.
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Yorktown (Great battles) Alan Kemp
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
New L'Epervier edition
Facebook here. See the preceding volumes here
Sunday, 25 October 2020
This Very Ground - French & Indian Wars 28mm miniatures
Wrote about this back in May so thought it might be interesting to see how it progressed. Very well. Some nice miniatures Here
Thursday, 22 October 2020
The 'Conquest' of Acadia
Anyone read this? It's quite expensive but I would like to read it for my current wargaming project based on this campaign.
Red Bank 1777
|Colonel Christopher Greene commanded the Rhode Island 1st at Fort Mercer|
Today's anniversary involves Hessians. . Article here
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Monday, 19 October 2020
"Yorktown: Battle for Victory" 225th Anniversary - Full Original Film
Today's anniversary - the end of the siege of Yorktown.
Sunday, 18 October 2020
North American Indian
Engraving of a heavily tattooed North American Indian wearing a loincloth IN: 'Historiae Canadensis, seu Novae-Franciae Libri decem, ad annum usque Christi MDCLVI' by Francois du Creux', 1664. (New France ~~ Canada; Jesuit report)
From hereA 1750 account of Swedish botanist Peter Kalm, or the 18th-century letters of the Abbé Pierre Antoine Simon Maillard, may be the basis for this illustration. The artist shows a Mi’kmaq man with light hair, European features, and fictionalized accoutrements. From an engraving published in an encyclopedia by J. Grasset St. Saveur, 1796.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Mohicans - Parley
Seven Years War Living History and this photo has got 250 likes so far. Popular movie.
Friday, 16 October 2020
Four Mohawk Kings
There is a film currently being made about this, Brendan Fraser as Francis Nicholson. Information about the movie here
Read about them here at Wikipedia
Queen Anne's war
I am thinking of wargaming this conflict. Anybody know if any good books on the subject? This image is from the Osprey by Chartrand/Rickman called Colonial American troops (1).
New from Galloping Major
More on the Studio page:
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Ryan Hopping's 1/32 Battle of the Thames 1813
This is a great setup recreating the famous battle that saw the death of Tecumseh. Some of the figures are the Expeditionary Force War of 1812 figures.
|James Johnson's battalion of mounted riflemen smash British General Proctor's lines. (ExpForce figures seen in the far right)|
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Useful figures to do the Port Royal garrison in 1/72
Here. I believe the ncos and drummers were in blue and red. To see more from the Strelets-r WSS range go here. For more info on the look of the Cfdlm try my Pinterest page Compagnies franches de La Marine - the early years.
Another depiction of the Port Royal garrison
Firelock Games have produced some nice sailor types from the Queen Anne's war. Kickstarter
The Pattern book launch
There is still time to register for tonight's Virtual Book Launch with author Robbie MacNiven will be talking to From Reason to Revolut...
This maker of figures is working on miniatures based around the theme Braddock's disaster. First up Natives and Canadians followed by B...
1783 image rom the British Museum who say; Description American loyalists are being murdered by Red Indians. An Indian (left) seizes by th...
This came out in 1984. Was an excellent addition to a small set of books.