Here for a spooky story for Halloween from Robert Louis Stevenson and Fort Ticonderoga.
Sunday, 30 October 2022
"George Washington" (1984) - Complete George Washington Biographic Mini-Series
Do you remember this? I liked it though I was quite ignorant of the details it got me interested in the subject. I particularly liked the French and Indian war bits.
With Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes, Jaclyn Smith and a giant cast of familiar 1970s and early 1980s actors. Originally aired as a mini-series -- shown in 3 parts, beginning on April 8th 1984.
Friday, 21 October 2022
Coming soon from Helion
The author posted on my Facebook group Late 18th century warfare and I thought it would be ok to post on here.
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Their Bearing is Noble and Proud
Sunday, 16 October 2022
Royalton Raid 1780
Today's anniversary. The Royalton raid 1780. The Royalton raid was a British-led Indian raid in 1780 against various towns along the White River Valley in the Vermont Republic, and was part of the American Revolutionary War. It was the last major Indian raid in New England.
Love, Courage and the Battle of Bushy Run - Official Trailer
Thanks to Alan C for this. Brand new.
“In 1763, Britain won the world-wide Seven Years War causing the French to abandon the American colonies. With the French gone, the Native Americans feared the British would seek revenge. Ottawa Chief Pontiac convinced many tribes to strike first. Some did so willingly, others were forced to fight. Their ultimate target was Fort Pitt. The combatants on both sides deployed unconventional and often brutal strategies and tactics. Colonel Henry Bouquet, with a rag-tag group of British soldiers, Scottish Highlanders and American volunteers, was tasked with trying to save the hundreds of men, women and children facing certain death in Fort Pitt. The little-known Battle of Bushy Run changed the course of world history… This is that story.”
Love, Courage and the Battle of Busy Run - Official Trailer from TRIPLE HORSE on Vimeo.
Thursday, 13 October 2022
Butler's Rangers reenacted by Claus' Rangers
"Rangers in general separate and the nature of their service little requires the forms of parade or the manoeuvres practised in the field. It is the duty (and I am persuaded will be the pleasure) of every Captain to perfect his Company in dispersing and forming expeditiously, priming and loading carefully, and levelling well. These, with personal activity and alertness, are all the qualities that can be expected or wished for in a Ranger.”
Excerpt From: GENERAL FREDERICK HALDIMAND TO MAJOR JOHN BUTLER Quebec, 12 February 1780.
British Library. Sloane and Additional Manuscripts, Add MSS 21756, Register of Correspondence with Officers Commanding at Michilmackinac and Niagara, 1777-1782; National Archives of Canada, Haldimand Collection, microfilm reel number A-679
Friday, 7 October 2022
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
Tecumseh The Last Warrior 1995
Based on the book Panther In the Sky by James Alexander Thom. A good movie that I don't think made it onto DVD. But it is not bad. Worth giving a go.
Battle of the Thames 1813
New Osprey of interest
This maker of figures is working on miniatures based around the theme Braddock's disaster. First up Natives and Canadians followed by 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 came out in 1984. Was an excellent addition to a small set of books.