Tuesday 22 November 2022

ElastoWit Tecumseh's wars

 If you like this period scale then this company have a range. See more on their Facebook page. They probably are hard to get. 

Thursday 17 November 2022

American Indians Robert J. Moore

 This coffee table book (fork for scale) is worth getting if you are interested in 1830s and 40s Indian paintings. Featuring the life and works of George Catlin, Charles Bird King and Karl Bodmer. You can pick it up quite reasonably priced. I found it really useful for looking at warpaint.

Black Hawk War reenactors - photos Kelly Schott

 At Apple River Fort, Illinois recreating the British band of Sauk 1832. Thanks to Kelly for this. Great stuff.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Tecumseh's War map

 From the wiki

54 AMR 03 Woodland Indians (Tecumseh’s)

 This set from X-force would do for Black Hawk War.

Pale Blue Eye trailer 2022

 Teaser for a new movie starring Christian Bale. West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.

 Wiki here

Battle of Bad Axe 1832

 From the wiki

The Bad Axe Massacre was a massacre of Sauk (Sac) and Fox Indians by United States Army regulars and militia that occurred on August 1–2, 1832. This final scene of the Black Hawk War took place near present-day Victory, Wisconsin in the United States. It marked the end of the war between white settlers and militia in Illinois and Michigan Territory, and the Sauk and Fox tribes under warrior Black Hawk.

The massacre occurred in the aftermath of the Battle of Wisconsin Heights, as Black Hawk's band fled the pursuing militia. The militia caught up with them on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, a few miles downstream from the mouth of the Bad Axe River. Historians have called it a massacre since the 1850s. The fighting took place over two days, with the steamboat Warrior present on both days. By the second day, Black Hawk and most of the Native American leaders had fled, though many of the band stayed behind. The victory for the United States was brutal and decisive and the end of the war allowed much of Illinois and present-day Wisconsin to be opened for further settlement.

The Appearance of U.S. Soldiers on Campaign in the Mineral District, 1832. By Greg Carter.

 Article here

George Catlin, Begging Dance, Sauk and Fox, 1835-1837

Description etc here

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Múk-a-tah-mish-o-káh-kaik, Black Hawk, Prominent Sac Chief

 George Catlin

Apple River Fort

 Info here

Book of interest


I-o-wáy one of Black Hawk's principal warriors

 George Catlin, I-o-wáy, One of Black Hawk's Principal Warriors, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Black Hawk War Militia 1832 H. Charles McBarron

 Black Hawk War wiki

Russian book by Alex Stepkin that I did some artwork for

Winter Campaign on Lake Ontaria 1755-56

 Народ, вчера из типографии пришла моя вторая книга "Зимняя кампания на озере Онтарио 1755-1756 гг. (штурм форта Булл)" и её можно уже заказывать! Цена за книгу 720 руб +доставка, количество страниц 480, бумага хорошая плотная, обложка тоже. Заказать можно у меня Алексея Степкина https://vk.com/id11099811 "Представляю вашему вниманию один из эпизодов так называемой «зимней» войны, произошедшей с ноября 1755 по май 1756 г. на озере Онтарио в Северной Америке. Уникальность этой военной кампании заключается в том, что европейские армии того времени, как правило, прекращали ведение боевых действий в течение зимы. Именно это и произошло в конце октября-ноября 1755 г., когда английские и французские армии, взаимно понимая, что в течение летнего сезона они уже ничего не достигнут, разошлись на «зимние квартиры». Однако после нового года губернатор Канады де Водрёй, узнав о планируемом весной мощном наступлении англичан на французские форты в районе озера Онтарио и о выступлении конфедерации ирокезских племён на их стороне, был вынужден развязать активные боевые действия против английской крепости Освего, откуда планировалось начать весеннее наступление. Кульминацией этой тяжелейшей зимней кампании станет штурм крупным франко-индейским отрядом важной английской базы снабжения – форта Булл".

New Worlds, Old wars

 The Anglo-American Indian Wars 1607-1678


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Friday 11 November 2022

Cherry Valley Massacre

By Robert Griffing 

 Today's anniversary. From the wiki

The Cherry Valley massacre was an attack by British and Iroquois forces on a fort and the village of Cherry Valley in central New York on November 11, 1778, during the American Revolutionary War. It has been described as one of the most horrific frontier massacres of the war.[1] A mixed force of Loyalists, British soldiers, Seneca and Mohawks descended on Cherry Valley, whose defenders, despite warnings, were unprepared for the attack. During the raid, the Seneca in particular targeted non-combatants, and reports state that 30 such individuals were killed, in addition to a number of armed defenders.

Friday 4 November 2022

At Old Fort Niagara tomorrow


St. Clair's defeat 1791 (from the Wiki)

 St. Clair's defeat, also known as the Battle of the Wabash, the Battle of Wabash River or the Battle of a Thousand Slain,[1] was a battle fought on 4 November 1791 in the Northwest Territory of the United States. The U.S. Army faced the Western Confederacy of Native Americans, as part of the Northwest Indian War. It was "the most decisive defeat in the history of the American military"[2] and its largest defeat ever by Native Americans.[3]

Image Todd Price - In Pursuit Miami War Party (lordnelsons.com)

This book looks worth reading on the subject

Portrait of an officer Stephen Slaughter