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, 29 June 2022

2 JUL AT 15:00 – 4 JUL AT 22:00 French and Indian War Encampment Old Fort Niagara

 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

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French Marines Set #2 (firing Line) 54mm resin by Mike Prendergast of Warhorse Miniatures.

 Look good.  Here for the website




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Saturday, 25 June 2022

New 60th project from Pulteneys (UK)

 "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

1st CT Provincial, Lyman’s Coy 1758 by Kyle Greene

 Connecticut Provincials on Kronoskaf


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Sunday, 19 June 2022

Battle of Autossee 1813

 


The Georgia Militia under Gen. Floyd, Attacking the Creek Indians at Autossee . . .
1825; hand-colored engraving
by J. W. B., draftsman (artist) and engraver
The William C. Cook War of 1812 in the South Collection
Been getting interested in this campaign (the Creek War). Read about it here

Autossee wiki

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Saturday, 18 June 2022

77th Highland Regiment by Lucas Todd Hamby

77th at Kronoskaf


Lake Champlain campaign 1759.
Very good impression.
 

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War of 1812

 Started today 210 years ago. Wiki

Tennessee Militia from the  Osprey Frontier Militiaman in 
the War of 1812.

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Friday, 17 June 2022

American Revolution 1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill

 Today's anniversary. 

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Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Xforce Expeditionary force War of 1812 1/32

 I must admit these figures are good. Webpage. Good potential for conversions.




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Sainte-Thérèse Raid 1760

 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.


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Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812 Southwestern Frontier

 


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.

Blurb reads

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.

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Monday, 13 June 2022

Event at Fort Ticonderoga

 


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.

A special Saturday evening tour of the Siege of Carillon will allow visitors to see British & American provincial soldiers building cannon batteries under fire as French gunners lobbed cannon shots in the twilight of Fort Carillon. **limited tickets, pre-registration required**
Each day tells a different story as visitors see the burning fuse of the fort’s destruction, the final French sortie at the British lines, and evacuation by water in an action-packed Sunday!
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the link in our bio! https://www.fortticonderoga.org/.../battle.../2022-07-23/

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Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Duty Calls Colonial Williamsburg

 In colonial times, the military function of a single fifer and drummer was as a timekeeper.

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