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The French & Indian War

French & Indian Wars – Playing the Period

Skulking around in the woods I’m not usually a great fan of skirmish games, but that’s the best level to treat this offshoot of the Seven Years War. Forget the few big battles and sieges such as Quebec and Louisbourg – the real wargaming potential of this conflict is found in the struggle in the

Lockdown Painting 1

The French & Indian Wars – Update I know things have been a bit slow lately. I haven’t been to a wargame club since mid-March – over four months. No games at home either, thanks to lockdown. So, all I can do is paint, and work on my various projects.So, here’s a little run-through of

Rafting on the Hudson, 1757

The French & Indian War, Rebels  and Patriots, 28mm As games go, this was a very silly one. In Rebels and Patriots, the second of the book’s dozen scenarios is called “The Great River Chase”. In it, the defenders had three rafts laden with supplies, crewed by civilians. We gave the rafts to the British. They

The Raid on Onondago, 1756

The French & Indian War, Rebels and Patriots, 28mm We decided to launch another foray into the North American backwoods this week. This was a four player game, with Lindsay and I playing the British, and Gyles and Sean the French. Each of us had a 16 point force according to the Rebels and Patriots

The Advance on Fort Ticonderoga, 1759

The French & Indian Wars, Rebels & Patriots, 15mm Yes, you read that right. 15mm. That’s the trouble with having your smoke-stained lead in storage – you have to rely on other people to put on games. Michael Evans offered to put on a game using these new Osprey rules, and I jumped at the

Raid on St. Vincent, 1757

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm The little hamlet of St. Vincent lies in the heart of Vandalia County, in the backwoods of Britain’s North American colony. It originally consisted of a church and four houses, but when the church was burned in a raid the locals replaced it with a stout

The North Valley Raid, 1758

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm We hadn’t done played a French & Indian Wars game for a while, and so we decided to give it a go. As usual this was a multi-player affair, with three players a side – Dougie, Bart and I playing the British, and Peter, Campbell and

Ambush on Grundy’s Lane, 1759

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm We’ve been playing a lot of Muskets and Tomahawks lately, testing out an Indian Mutiny variant of it for a wargaming event this coming weekend.  Just for a change though, we set this game where it belonged – in the French & Indian Wars. However, the

The Siege of Fort William, 1756

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm Recently the Edinburgh club bought three big boxes full of trees – and we decided to put some of them to good use. We hadn’t played a French & Indian War game for some time, and so this week we returned to the forests of North

The Hudson Valley, 1760

The French & Indian Wars, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This was one of our League of Gentleman Wargamer weekends, up in Kirriemuir, a small town north of Dundee. The group’s composition has changed a little over the last few years, but its core remains the same bunch of laid-back middle-aged wargamers who you enjoy hanging

Skirmish in the Adirondacks, 1756

French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm   This French & Indian Wars skirmish game was staged by Hugh Wilson in his house. His terrain looked great – the great rocky mountain pictured above, separated from the rest of a table by a spur of Lake George. On the far bank was the small

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