Saturday, 18 June 2011
A few posts investigating what's out there for the F&I and Revwar. I like the look of the Sash and Saber F &I figures - I'd like to see more photos of them - this blog has some detailed photos of the Indians (see pic for example). They are impressive...makes me want to see what the French marines are like - any of you know?
There's some interesting gaming images of Sash and Saber F&I here
Friday, 17 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
I like this picture - its taken by my house and it is from the first ever get together in 95 when we formed a French and Indian war group. How did it come about you ask? Well first I put out adverts in places like magazines and also around the Buckskinning community (as that was where the all important Indians lurked) and organised a get together weekend at my place. We went for a walk to take some photos and on the Sunday we had our inaugural meeting where even more people (to my wife's slight annoyance) turned up to get things going. The photos we took that weekend were useful in getting events.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Thanks to Kyle of the 29th foot for telling me about this.
The 8th Foot reenactors in the states just posted videos demonstrating the results of their live fire experiments at 100 and then 60 yards.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
I have copied the below from Plastic Soldier Review. BUM are Spanish
|Last of the Mohicans series|
BUM have let us know of their current plans for new releases. The BUM brand name will carry a range entitled 'Last of the Mohicans', and the lineup is currently:
If you live in the midwest of the USA and love the period then you should get involved with this group - like their Facebook page and look at the photos. I am of course biased as it uses for its logo a picture by me!
Thursday, 9 June 2011
I think this now out of print classic is worth having even if the information might be a little out of date. The figures are superb and of course nostalgia being what it is it was once the book on the French and Indian wars to have. Sadly the companion volume 'Montcalm's Army is not so good but there was a time when these two titles were all there was for visual reference for the F and I.
Shame to see Gerry's 'Redcoats in the Forest' website is no longer running. I see he's working on three books on North America so maybe the material will surface in book form sometime. You can buy the originals from the revised Osprey of Wolfe's Army here at his website
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
So Italian plastics manufacturer Waterloo 1815 (one of the worst names to try and Google methinks) has announced that a set of Rogers Rangers (035) are imminent. (Pic is nothing to do with it other than that's my guess as to what they'll be like). Anyone seeing anything about this let me know. Incidentally if any of you want 1/72 late 17th century figures check out Uwe's blog.
Also while on 1/72 check out the sprues for Hat's SYW Prussians here
Here's the Galloping Major personalities which includes a Black Ranger "Duke" Jacob, according to the description given for when he was arrested and posted as a runaway. Read about Duke Jacob and see some reconstructions here at this forum
Monday, 6 June 2011
Sunday, 5 June 2011
I have painted a few F&I forces in this scale a few years ago. I used the Freikorps 15 range augmented by some Essex 15s. These days Blue Moon (pictured - here in the UK) have what looks like the tastiest looking ones but I would be interested in hearing what you all use?
Haven't had much reenactment this year but this is a recent upload - the setting of the action is spectacular and although the action is a way away this is a worth watching video.
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Been looking on the internet for information on these important colonial troops but not having much luck so I thought maybe someone might know. Were they uniformed? Armed with firelocks?
Piece on battoes and bateaux here
Piece on battoes and bateaux here