Monday, 16 October 2017

Volontaires canadiens, cie de Boucher de Boucherville, 1777

This is a group recreating Canadians in Burgoyne's forces in 1777. Read about them on their Facebook page

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Pulp Figures Flint and Feather

This is a Kickstarter for the Huron/Iroquois war. 28mm. Check it out here

Battle of Quebec

The Battle of Quebec: Free Scenario to learn All out War

Do you want a quick way to learn how to play? The Battle of Quebec is a simple demonstration scenario that fits in only eight pages. No need to read an entire rulebook or have previous experience playing wargames. Everything you need to know is written in this scenario. Download the eight-page PDF file, available here, along with the unit cards, and start playing.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Francis Back - gone but not forgotten

Back in the 1990s on the French reenactment scene we so loved his pictures. You felt they were something you could rely on for being well researched. From Louis XIV to the French revolution if you wanted a truthful illustration of the French forces it would be Francis Back where you'd go. Most of what reenactors know about capotes (pictured) is from Francis Back's research. He will be missed but remembered.

Francis Back 1959-2017

Sad to hear of the passing of Canadian illustrator Francis Back who's work in the field of historical art was second to none.

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.