Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Seminole (1953)

People were talking about this movie the other day so I thought I'd post it - imdb

Friday, 15 September 2017

Wolfe 250th

Blogpiece on the event at Westerham Kent to celebrate the 250th anniversary in 2009. The organiser got a phone call from Canada asking them to not do it. They ignored him. Patrick said on my Seven Years war Facebook page said 'I was there,
It's absolutely correct that the late great Colin Spicer received a phone call from Canada demanding we curtail the planned activities, and how dare we!!!
I think he was in the queue in the chippy at the time'
The beginning of the over-sensitivity that has seen reenactments cancelled perhaps.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Sir William Johnson saving the life of a French officer

Photo by Geoff Harding and thanks to Timothy for bringing it to my attention. Based on the famous Benjamin West painting but you knew that. Was done at Old Fort Niagara for the 250th. Excellent!

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Today is the anniversary of this decisive battle.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Czech 60th Royal American

From the town of Olomouc in the Czech Republic this young group are on Facebook

French 60th Foot

Groupe Lafayette
Thanks to William Flynn

New in France by Patrick Prugne

"Le dernier des Mohicans". Roman illustré, éditions Margot. En librairie... ;)

Saturday, 9 September 2017

UK French and Indian war event radio interview 1996

Ralph Mitchard and J H Northrop (from the USA) interviewed about the French and Indian war event at the American Museum Bath UK on Radio Bristol. It was a successful event that created many follow ups in the woods and hills of Claverton

Monday, 21 August 2017

Rochefort France event

details here. Here are some of the reenactors on site.

Le Régiment de Turenne

One of the groups at the big event in Rochefort is this French unit part of the organisation Chant due Depart.

Garrison Houses of New England

A characteristic of the 1690s - wiki here

Friday, 18 August 2017

Fulda (Germany) Battle of Germantown 2017

20th anniversary of this eveent in Germany - funny I can remember when it started - must be getting old.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Continental Infantry in Polish Fort Event

 American Revolution event in a reconstructed fort. Photos Kasia Bartoszewicz. Continental Infantry recreate the American Revolution period and do it very well - Facebook page here

Here is the info on the Fort

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Rogers' Rangers R S Embleton

From Tradition magazine. Probably the first go at understanding Rangers' kit.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

No Great Mischief If They Fall: A Tale of a Highlander in the French and Indian War. Book 1: Culloden to Quebec Kindle Edition

Historical fiction. This book by Martin Dey (see below) looks interesting - Kindle edition from here

Martin Dey's tribute to Bushy Run

Dear Ralph, I have liked looking at your blog “Flintlock and Tomahawk” and have just watched the film on Bushy Run you posted. I first became aware of Bushy Run when it was pictured by Ronald Embleton in the book “Pioneers and Heroes of the Wild West” which my brother and grandmother gave me for my 10th birthday. My oldest brother also used to have a brilliant collection of toy soldiers: Britain’s Swoppets, Herald, Cresent and Timpo etc. Sadly , time, theft and wherever toys disappear to has decimated this collection, so attachment 2 is all that is left of the C18th ! Attachment 1 is my tribute to the anniversary of Bushy Run with some Barzso figures I bought on ebay much more recently.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Battle of Bushy Run

Today's anniversary. Wiki,

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Paper soldiers American Revolution

In the 'Battle in America' series well-known historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life back into the 19th century paper soldier, supplying all the artwork needed to create the armies which struggled for Liberty across the states of the colonial new world. Here Washington's army can clash again with the redcoats of the King, using simple rules from veteran wargamer Andy Callan. Although the figures can be used with any of the commercial sets of wargame rules, an introduction to wargaming and a simple set of rules by veteran wargamer Andy Callan is included, along with buildings, trees and even artillery and brave Minute men and ruthless Hessian mercenaries.

Black Watch at Ticonderoga G Embleton from Tradition magazine

Sunday, 30 July 2017

A World in Flames - photos by Kersten Kircher

This looks like an interesting event in the F&I period in Germany. More photos here

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Carillon Reenactment

Batttle Reenactment at Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY July 22 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

French and Indian War paper soldiers

I like paper soldiers. I don't cut them up but I do like to look at them - and here's a site with a nice range of F&I War ones that you might like - here

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Montcalm's Cross pictures

Greta photos from this reenactment at Fort Ticonderoga. Continues today

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ticonderoga this weekend

This Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00AM, discover the form and function of the French fusil. Watch as a Piquet of French soldiers drill to coordinate their firepower together for potentially devastating effects. For more information about our Montcalm’s Cross Reenactment visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/…/montcalm-s-cross-th…/detail

Monday, 17 July 2017

Drawings by Ralph Mitchard

More of my artwork can be seen here
Milicien and Native SYW

Log fort

SYW Native

Light Infantry Revwar

Revwar Saratoga British

Native warrior 1755

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Wargames Foundry Early American Indians

If you want to skirmish say the Pequot war or King Philip's these are worth getting IMHO