Sunday 28 June 2020

Timothy Buck's Drums Along the Mohawk project (54mm)

This is the first stage of an excellent project. This is the corner tower of a recreation of the fort in the movie Drums Along the Mohawk (1939).
He says
'The entire fort should have a footprint similar to the one in the movie (relative to the 54mm figures) - so it will be a big one.  (I recently read the 1930's book - this is a case of the movie being better than the book).  The movie fort is a combo of two forts in the book (and in the actual history of thTimothye region).  I spent a lot of time watching the movie, freeze framing, using a rule to measure the people and how they measured to the fort.  Also, it was really tough figuring out the different parts of the fort, as I assume only certain angles were shot as this was a movie set and not a real fort. '
Timothy has some impressive ancestors from the Revolution era.
 The Revolutionary connection is to Col Jonathan Buck (founder of Buckstown now Bucksport, Maine).

Galloping Major wargames.

New webpage for these excellent F&I 28mms. New Stockbridge and Provincials coming soon. Webpage. Galloping Major have been going quite a long time now. Same time as I started this blog. I had been thinking of starting it and Lance was having trouble publicising the new range (before Facebook was a thing) so partly inspired by that I started this page. 

Friday 26 June 2020

First Battle of Echoee 1760

Tomorrow is the anniversary of this battle between Redcoats and Cherokee. Wiki here
Fort Dobbs State Historic site are commemorating. Here is one of their historic interpreters kitted out as one of the 77th Montgomery's highlanders.
British 1760 expedition against the Cherokee.
Anglo-Cherokee war wiki

Tuesday 2 June 2020