Thursday, 29 October 2020

Yorktown (Great battles) Alan Kemp


these images are from a book from about 1971. Thanks to Andy for this trip down memory lane. I had this book. 













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

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)

Acadian

 

From here

A 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

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

 

Some of the forthcoming release of Provincials in short coats and cut down hats.
More on the Studio page:
www.gallopingmajorwargames.co.uk




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. 

Here you can see Tecumseh's forces move their left wing forward - into a 2nd advancing battalion of Americans, led by Richard Mentor Johnson (James' brother). Proctor's line decimated with about 250 captured are seen on the opposite side of Backmetack Marsh.

James Johnson's battalion of mounted riflemen smash British General Proctor's lines. (ExpForce figures seen in the far right)



Ryan says 'There’s Armies in Plastic British, Americans and Native Americans here, along with Barzso figures now out of production - not many as their height is a smaller 1/32 scale and ExForce is more like a 60mm. The AIP figures go great with the EF.'

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

Soldat des Compagnies franches de la Marine Cet homme appartient à la garnison d'une des colonies maritimes françaises d'Amérique du Nord. Les Compagnies franches de la Marine d'Acadie et de Plaisance portent cet uniforme entre 1701 et 1713. Reconstitution par Michel Pétard.
 

Firelock Games

 

If you wanted to recreate the garrison of Port Royal you would need some privateers. Luckily Firelock Games have produced some nice sailor types from the Queen Anne's war. Kickstarter

Garrison of Port Royal 1710



The garrison of Port Royal was mostly consisting of 150 men of the Compagnies franches de la Marine. Here's Francis Back's reconstruction of these men. I believe you can buy a print of this here
 

End of the Siege of Port Royal (1710)

 Wiki  Today's anniversary

                       Evacuation Of Port Royal 1710 by CW Jefferys



Friday, 9 October 2020

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Amusettes

 


Perry miniatures make some nice amusette models. One for Jaegers and one for Queen's rangers. Here

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Firelock Games Kickstarter and an 18thc ship

 

Raise the Black will bring the Blood & Plunder universe to the 18th century and will include all new plastic kits and ships that will be fully customizable. The starter kit will be centered around the infamous encounter of Blackbeard Vs. Maynard.
Learn more about the Kickstarter here (sign up and have a chance of winning an unpainted Frigate ship like the one pictured!): https://www.firelockgames.com/raise-the-black-kickstarter/
Blood & Plunder is a 28 mm historical miniature war game set in the golden age of piracy. you can view and buy the game here: https://www.firelockgames.com/bloodandplunder/
If you are interested in learning more about our games, check out our website and join our worldwide gamer group here:

Ulster American Folkpark

 Ulster American Folkpark. My favourite place in the UK to reenact the revwar. Here is their Pennsylvania farmhouse and outbuildings.