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

Back in the old days

Here's a couple of pics of me and Stewart in Wales in about 96. More pics of the good old days here

Sunday, 9 July 2017

King Philip's War

Have decided to put this conflict in the timeline. Wheeler's Surprise wiki

Brigade Games King Philip's War



Unfortunately these arent available in the UK but they look good sculpts. Brigade Games

1676 - King Philip's War Skirmish rules

Here to download these
Pilgrim cavalry charges! Desperate attacks on fortified settlements! Daring ambushes! These are just a few of the skirmishes you can fight with 1676 - a tabletop miniatures game set in New England during the Native American uprising that became known as King Philip’s War.
The types of conflicts that occurred in King Philip’s War were usually small skirmishes that can be represented on a tabletop with these rules. You can play a native war party or a force from the Army of the United Colonies. If you want to add “fell creatures,” magic, & (gasp!) European powers, there is a supplement available with these additions (Mad Dogs & Englishmen).
The core rules are provided in only 5 pages. They are simple & straightforward. Simple die rolls - using 6- & 8-sided dice - are used to resolve combat & other actions. Most actions have the same target for success, so they are resolved quickly.
You can use one of the pre-made “armies” provided in a second PDF (Part Two), or can create your own balanced forces using a simple point build system. Part Two includes unit cards, sample army lists, & all the tokens you’ll need. Alternatively, premade Unit cards, Command cards, & (Mis)Fortune cards are now available from The Game Crafter.
Both books are illustrated with photographs of figures from Brigade Games' King Philip's War line. With these figures (supplemented by those from other manufacturers), you can now easily field beautiful forces in miniature to represent the combatants.
So heed the call to arms! Your colony or tribe is depending on you!

Hodges' Scout

I havent read this but the consensus on my Seven Years War Living History FB page was that it was a good book. I must admit to thinking it was fiction when I saw it before!
In September 1756, fifty American soldiers set off on a routine reconnaissance near Lake George, determined to safeguard the upper reaches of the New York colony. Caught in a devastating ambush by French and native warriors, only a handful of colonials made it back alive. Toward the end of the French and Indian War, another group of survivors, long feared dead, returned home, having endured years of grim captivity among the native and French inhabitants of Canada.

Pieced together from archival records, period correspondence, and official reports, Hodges' Scout relates the riveting tale of young colonists who were tragically caught up in a war they barely understood. Len Travers brings history to life by describing the variety of motives that led men to enlist in the campaign and the methods and means they used to do battle. He also reveals what the soldiers wore, the illnesses they experienced, the terror and confusion of combat, and the bitter hardships of captivity in alien lands. His remarkable research brings human experiences alive, giving us a rare, full-color view of the French and Indian War--the first true world war.

Braddock's defeat 1755

James Mason as Braddock in the Washington miniseries
Today is the anniversary o this famous battle. Read Washingtons letter describing the battle

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Ticonderoga 1758

Celebrating this great French victory

Thursday, 6 July 2017

July 22 Fort Ticonderoga Recreates Epic 1758 Battle of Carillon

Details
Join Fort Ticonderoga July 22-23, 2017 for an exciting battle re-enactment highlighting the epic 1758 Battle of Carillon! Witness how the British amassed the largest army in North American history to date, yet was stunningly defeated by a French army a quarter of its size. Highlighted programming featured throughout the weekend brings to life the story of the courageous French soldiers that protected their lines of defense against all odds. Visitors will meet the British and Provincial soldiers who gave their utmost to drive the French from the rocky peninsula and fortress of Carillon, later named Ticonderoga. Experience the fog of war and smoky haze of battle as the French and British armies maneuver across Fort Ticonderoga’s historic landscape in battle re-enactments each day.

For more information and to view a detailed visitor's schedule, visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/montcalm-s-cross-the-1758-battle-of-carillon-re-enactment/detail.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Nipissing Indian in Canada, 1717

From here This hand-colored print dating from 1717 shows a Nipissing warrior, armed with bow and arrows, wearing moccasins, clothed in a tunic and cape obtained from the Europeans, and covered in tattoos. The French in Canada, priests in particular, found native tattoos repellent for religious reasons having to do with the sanctity of the human body. The Nipissing are an Algonquin people, first encountered by the French in 1613. Beginning in the early 1600s, the French formed alliances and developed friendships with a number of Indian tribes, including the Montagnais, Algonquin, Etchimin, and Micmac peoples. Their most important allies were the Huron. Following the defeat in 1648–50 of the Huron confederation by the Iroquois, the French worked to consolidate a vast native league that brought together the Nipissing, the Ottawa, Ojibwa (Chippewa), Potowatomi, Mascouten, Fox, Kickapoo, Winnebago, Sauk, Miami, and Illinois tribes. This major diplomatic effort culminated in the Great Peace of Montreal of 1701 between France and between 30 and 40 Indian tribes (referred to in Canada as First Nations).

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Groupe Lafayette

Château de Blérancourt, Musée franco-américain de Blérancourt.
French revwar unit Groupe Lafayette were honoured to take part in a special event commemorating the centenary of the American Expeditionary Force in France 1917.  Well done chaps
Facebook page for the Group here

Coming soon from Galloping Major - Compagnies franches de la Marine

These are to be a new Kickstarter project. We'll keep you posted
Facebook page for updates

Monday, 26 June 2017

Les Mousquets du roi

My favourite French marine unit recreates the troops of the 1690s. They do it very well. From Montreal. If you live in the region why not join up?
Facebook page.

French and Indian War in Poland

Photos from K&A FotoArt The scenario was

Bitwa pod Monongahelą







Well done to all involved!
https://www.facebook.com/Ticonderoga1758/ for more information

 

Friday, 23 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Interesting painting

Thomas Payton found this. "A Distant Hail-Storm Coming On, and the March of Soldiers with their Baggage" (detail), 1799, by Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740-1812)

Monday, 29 May 2017

Canoniers-bombardiers by the Fort Ticonderoga Association

Fantastic impression. If you are collecting a French wargames army you'll want these chaps.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Unboxing Galloping Major 28mm, 60th Foot, Muskets and Tomahawks, Skirmishes in the French Indian War

Review for some of the Galloping Major new Redcoats

'les derniers des mohicans' Patrick Prugne Editions Margot

Patrick Prugne is a comic artist well known for his work on the Native American. Out in August is his version of The Last of the Mohicans. Facebook page here.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

40mm American War of Independence

 Thanks to Tym Corbett for letting me use these pictures of a game run by the Shrewsbury Wargames Club (UK). The figures are from the Collection of John Parkes of Shrewsbury Wargames club. John painted them as well