Friday, 30 September 2022
75mm British SYW figures
From Troop 54. Sculpted by Alexander Kabankov.
Sunday, 25 September 2022
AMERICA (1924) -- D.W. Griffith, Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Lionel Barrymore
Thanks to Thomas and Ron for finding this one. Wiki on the film. 2:19:44 in length
Saturday, 24 September 2022
Northwest Passage (1940) trailer
This movie is pretty outdated but still of interest for its sets and scenery. Costumes are bad. I have the novel it is based on which is from 1937. Pretty grisly. Trailer here
|You can buy it on DVD cheaply i just checked|
|There was a tv series spin off that is on DVD|
Thursday, 15 September 2022
The Brown's Raid Battle Reenactment is THIS weekend!
Join us for a weekend full of real-life action-packed adventure! The story unfolds across the landscape as patriot Colonel John Brown leads a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga.
Find the visitor schedule here: https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/battle-reenactment-browns-raid/
Photos Mark Morello, copyright Fort Ticonderoga.
Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Von Wreden's Feldjager Reenacting Unit
Facebook page here. This impression debuted at the Chadd's Ford event at the weekend. The first mounted jäger in North America.hessianreenacting.com
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Brave Wolfe Martin Carthy
Come all ye young men all and let this delight you,
Come all ye young men all and let nothing fright you;
Never let your courage fail when you're brought to trial,
Nor let your fancy move at the first denial.
This brave undaunted youth had crossed the ocean,
To free America was his intention;
He landed at Quebec with all his party,
The city to attack being brave and hearty.
Bold Wolfe drew up his men in a line so pretty,
On the Plains of Abraham before the city;
The French came marching down in hopes to meet them,
With a double lumber 'round resolved to beat him.
Montcalm and this brave youth together walked,
Between two armies they like brothers talked;
Till each one to his post then did retire,
'Twas then those numerous hosts commenced their fire.
The drums did loudly beat and the colours flying,
The purple gore did stream and men lay dying;
And shot from off his horse fell our brave hero,
We'll long lament his loss in tears of sorrow.
He lifted up his head when the guns did rattle,
And to his army said, "How goes the battle?"
Quebec is all our own, none can prevent it.
"Oh, then," replies bold Wolfe, "I die contented."
Monday, 12 September 2022
Plains of Abraham 1759
Today's anniversary. Watch 'Battlefield Quebec' (2009).
Sunday, 11 September 2022
Thursday, 8 September 2022
Lake George 1755
Another anniversary today is the Battle of Lake George. A new visitor's centre has opened this year. Opening time etc. here
September 8 1760 Capitulation of Montreal.
Clash of Empires exhibition by Time Machine.
Warhorse Miniatures Monongahela redcoats update
"First test print with the new British models. I am going to rescale the muskets a little, they look too small. The first batch will 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 maker of figures is working on miniatures based around the theme Braddock's disaster. First up Natives and Canadians followed by B...
This looks interesting.