Monday 29 April 2024

Sainte-Foy 1760


 Forgot this anniversary the other day. To make up for this here is a blog piece on the Battle including a 15mm wargame of it. 

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Hessian in the U.K.

 This portrayal is 2 years in the making. Von Donop 1776. By Marshall Beresford.  Very good. Check out his Facebook page here


Tuesday 9 April 2024

Monday 8 April 2024

Usk

 Back in the late 90s we (French and Indian war reenactors) used to rent a woodland in Wales for the weekend. Then we would do skirmishes and camps. It was great fun and sometimes we would get 30 odd participants. We even tried night battles.








Saturday 6 April 2024

The French army in the era of the American Revolution

 I have put together lots of images here


In the U.K. A new French regiment: Gatinois

Great news.

 https://www.facebook.com/leregimentgatinoisuk

"We would like to formally announce the creation of the UK-based 'Le RĂ©giment Gatinois', as a constituent group of @redsandrevs and in conjunction with the US-based 18th Gatinois

The project aims to present an accurate, evidenced, progressive, and accessible representation of a grenadier company of the French Royal Army at the Battle of Yorktown, in 1781, and will work towards appearances at the appropriate 250th anniversaries of the French military presence in America. 

To achieve this, we are looking to add to our small group of experienced reenactors who, working in collaboration with well-established international living history groups and with academics in the field, are utilising good quality research to inform our impression. Our equipment and uniforms are grounded in this research and, where direct source material is unavailable, steps will be be taken to incorporate wider understandings of the period to maintain a high standard of representation.

And if you're interested in joining us, drop us a message! We're open to all who are willing to carry a musket and serve King Louis (and we're even happy to supply a moustache if necessary), or to those keen to help supply the French forces whilst on campaign.

Vive le Roi! "

Photo by kind permission of Learning & Latte

Monday 1 April 2024

Washington's Army Airfix

 Who remembers these? Came out 1971. I was 10. Hardly knew anything about the period but I bought some. I remember my local modelling shop the Modeller's Den in Bath had a window display with some painted as redcoats. Flabbergasted. Plastic Soldier Review


Stillman's Run

 The first skirmish of the Black Hawk War took place #OnThisDay in 1832. Sauk and Meskwaki forces, who were trying to reclaim land in Illino...