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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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Augsburg: 1776 Will, Johann Martin (artist) American soldier


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Siege of Fort Recovery 1794


Reconstructed Blockhouse at Fort Recovery, Ohio
Important battle - today in 1794 wiki

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Monday, 28 June 2021

28th June - Fall of Louisbourg 1745

Read about it here

The landing of troops from New England on the island of Cape Breton to attack Louisbourg, Unknown author

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Saturday, 19 June 2021

LOD Enterprises 1/32 Rogers Rangers

 These are just out. Resin


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Thursday, 17 June 2021

Battle of Bunker Hill 1775

 Today's anniversary is this battle


Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Kirby Hall 25th anniversary


Howard Giles on his reenactment nostalgia Facebook group has noted that it is 25 years since the first Kirby Hall. This was a big multi-era reenactment event that spanned from Romans to WW2. I attended the first one manning a recruiting stall for the French and Indian war group I had started (see pic). The following year we were invited to do a display. Good times. Gallery of old French and Indian war reenactment photos

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

From Don Troiani


Chasseurs Volontaires de St. Dominque, 1779. This was a corps of black and mulattoes (period term) raised on Saint Domingue (noe Haiti) in French service. 700 of them were in the campaign to capture Savannah in 1779 . Detachments of them did service on other French held Caribbean Islands until the unit was disbanded at the end of the war.  Like most French Colonial troops they wore dark blue coat instead of the white of the line regiments. Watercolor and gouache on Bristol board. Prints available at :https://www.wbritain.com/product-store/the-art-of-don-troiani/soldier-study-series/18th-century-don-troiani-solder-study/voluntaires-de-st-dominque-1779

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Pontiac's rebellion

 Today's anniversary - Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac using a lacrosse game to deceive the garrison. 1763.

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