Thursday, 29 October 2020
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
Garrison of Port Royal 1710
End of the Siege of Port Royal (1710)
Wiki Today's anniversaryEvacuation Of Port Royal 1710 by CW Jefferys
Monday, 12 October 2020
Friday, 9 October 2020
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Frederika Charlotte Riedesel
Frederika Charlotte Louise von Massow, Baroness (Freifrau) Riedesel zu Eisenbach was the wife of General Friedrich Adolf Riedesel of Brunswick. She accompanied him during the Saratoga Campaign in the American Revolutionary War and kept a journal of the campaign.
Bemis Heights 1777
Today's anniversary is this decisive battle. Wiki
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Sunday, 4 October 2020
French and Indian war paper soldiers
Friday, 2 October 2020
La Fayette, extrait (l'Armée Française, dans la révolution Américaine)
If you watch from 1:03 you can see the arrival of the French in the American Revolution. Wiki on the movie
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Firelock Games Kickstarter and an 18thc ship
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.