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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Writing about things that turn up on my 'interest radar' - history, movies, music

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Galloping Major Kickstarter

My favourite French and Indian 28mm range. They are no doing Troupes de terre. Go here

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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Louisbourg latrine hat

A well-preserved hat has allowed us to open a small window on life in the French colony of Louisbourg in the middle of the eighteenth century. Article here
Pattern information here

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Gorham's Rangers 1759-63 by Fred Ray

I like Fred Ray's artwork. It's unmistakably American. Read about Gorham's here

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

From Fort Ticonderoga

#OTD On the morning of January 21, 1757, Robert Rogers and seventy-six of his officers and Rangers ambushed a column of French supply sleds headed from Fort Carillon (later named Ticonderoga) towards Fort St. Frederic at Crown Point. READ MORE: https://www.fortticonderoga.org/news/uncommon-sufferings/

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Sunday, 19 January 2020

Washington's War (Full Movie) - General George Washington and the Revolutionary War

Congress created the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, and John Adams nominated George Washington to serve as the army's Commander-in-Chief. While there were over 230 skirmishes and battles fought during the American Revolution, these are the battles where General Washington personally secured his legacy as "First in War."

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Washington: Official Trailer | Three-Night Miniseries Event Premieres Feb. 16 @ 8/7c | History

HISTORY’s six-hour, three-night miniseries event “Washington” will chip away at the bronzed and marbled image of America’s first President and bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose epic story is understood by few. Narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels


Saturday, 18 January 2020

The Old Barracks Trenton in the Seven Years war

The Old Barracks posted some photos recreating the garrison of 1759-60 when the 1st Royals were there.
From David Niescior


Monday, 13 January 2020


Captain of marine infantry

Sunday, 12 January 2020

More Frederick Kemmelmeyer


Saturday, 11 January 2020

General Wayne Obtains a Complete Victory over the Miami Indians by Frederick Kemmelmeyer


Friday, 10 January 2020

Interesting novel series

I haven't read these but someone on my Facebook group Late 18th century warfare  recommended this trilogy.


Useful image of 1790s U.S. troops

Washington Reviewing the Western Army at Fort Cumberland, Maryland

Artist: Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer (ca. 1755–1821)
Date: after 1795


William Brattle 1756 by John Singleton Copley


Bonin pdf


Colonel Edward Fell c1764