Experience the Siege of 1759 when British forces captured Fort Niagara from the French after a 19-day siege. This event features large-scale battle reenactments, Native councils, musket and cannon firings, period merchants and artisans
Wednesday 29 June 2022
Saturday 25 June 2022
"Some members of Pulteneys have recently got the kit together for a 1750s portrayal - the 60th Royal American Regiment which served in North America during the French & Indian War.
Its still a work in progress but here are few pics of what we have so far."
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Sunday 19 June 2022
Saturday 18 June 2022
Friday 17 June 2022
Wednesday 15 June 2022
The Sainte-Thérèse Raid was a military raid on the town of Sainte-Thérèse in French Canada conducted by British elite forces known as Rogers' Rangers that took place during the French and Indian War from 3 to 18 June 1760. Led by Robert Rogers the raid was a pre-emptive strike ordered by Major General Jeffery Amherst as a prelude to his three pronged attack on Montreal the following month.
By Ed Gilbert. Osprey Warrior series. My daughter picked me up a second hand copy of this from Bath Oxfam. I had not heard of it but first looks are favourable. Illustrations by Adam Hook.
The great military effectiveness of semitrained local militia is one of the enduring myths of American military history. In this book Ed Gilbert reveals the truth behind this myth, shedding light on who these frontier men actually were and their role in the war of 1812. He chronicles how untrained and ineffective militia forces were transformed into a formidable fighting force through hard campaigning, fierce combat, and Andrew Jackson's equally fierce discipline. Contemporary illustrations and artwork depict the rough life on campaign, the uniforms worn by the militia, and how they fought and won crucial battles against Creek forces before inflicting a stunning defeat on the British Army in 1815, opening up the frontier for the new nation.
Monday 13 June 2022
Don’t miss the epic two-day 1759 Siege of Carillon Battle Reenactment, July 23-24, as Fort Ticonderoga recreates this dramatic 1759 battle for the first time since 2011! Through a combination of demonstrations, vignettes, and battle reenactments, visitors will experience the British advance for Lake George, pushing through stiff French resistance to gain a foothold upon the previous year’s battlefield, overlooking the French-held fort. Become immersed in this 18th-century siege; featuring the constant roar of cannon, beginning on the actual day French guns began firing from Fort Carillon in 1759.
Paper soldiers for the Seven Years war in America. Have a go page here
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...
This maker of figures is working on miniatures based around the theme Braddock's disaster. First up Natives and Canadians followed by B...
This came out in 1984. Was an excellent addition to a small set of books.