Tuesday 31 August 2021

Sunday 29 August 2021

Newtown 1779

 Today's anniversary is this battle an important engagement of the Sullivan expedition against the Iroquois.

Thursday 26 August 2021

Benjamin West Guy Johnson and David Hill.


Guy Johnson

I had the idea for a Revwar group. His Majesty's Indian allies (named after this excellent book) based on the British Indian department.

Revwar event in the UK

 The Rev war comes to Yorkshire! On the weekend of the 18th and 19th September 2021 at Oakwell Hall, Birstall, W Yorkshire. 

Members of the 6th Virginia, 33rd Foot and 43rd foot plus guests will garrison the house and clash in a skirmish!

This event commemorates the Batt family, Who were ruined by the English Civil War. In the early 18th century they emigrated to Virginia and set up a plantation near Richmond.

At the time of the Revolutionary war, the Batt descendants were part of the Virginia militia. 

Forthcoming Osprey

MAA: German Troops in the American Revolution (2)

During the American Revolutionary War (1775–83), German auxiliary troops provided a vital element of the British war effort. While the largest body of German troops was from Hessen-Cassel (see the first volume of this study), the first Germans to be contracted by the British were from the Duchy of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel – 4,300 men including dismounted dragoons, artillery and light infantry. Hessen-Hanau initially contributed one infantry regiment and an artillery company, which were also captured at Saratoga; Hessen-Hanau later provided the British with Jäger and light infantry troops. An infantry regiment contributed by the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont served alongside the troops of Hessen-Cassel during the New York campaign of 1776–77. The margraviates of Brandenburg Ansbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth initially sent 1,600 men including a full regiment of Jäger; these troops fought in the Philadelphia campaign of 1777–78 and some were present at the siege of Yorktown in 1781. Finally, the Principality of Anhalt-Zerbst sent two battalions of infantry which served in Canada and New York City. Fully illustrated, this lively study examines the organization, appearance, weapons and equipment of these German auxiliary troops who fought for King George in the American Revolutionary War.


Monday 23 August 2021

"La Fayette" - Siege of Yorktown (1781) Part1

 "La Fayette" is a 1961 French-Italian biographical film directed by Jean Dréville and starring Pascale Audret, Jack Hawkins and Orson Welles. The film depicts the life of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, in particular his role in the American War of Independence. Part 2 here

Monday 9 August 2021

French army of the 1770s and 80s

 There are quite a lot of groups in France recreating this era. I would like to see a group in the UK. I made a Pinterest page collecting images on the subject

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Event at St Malo France 2021


Bushy Run 1763

 The Battle of Bushy Run was fought on August 5–6, 1763, in western Pennsylvania, between a British column under the command of Colonel Henry Bouquet and a combined force of DelawareShawneeMingo, and Huron warriors. This action occurred during Pontiac's Rebellion.

Bushy Run by vintage British comic artist Ron Embleton