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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Montcalms 1757 campaign against Oswego

I had ordered the Osprey publishing book back in April prior to my birthday. The book arrived yesterday August 18!
Once life settles down (ha ha) I shall be working on this campaign.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Updated blog situation

My move back to Nova Scotia has been a bit fluid over the past two years. I'm in the process of buying a new home. Once this gets settled, my hobby may pick up.
As well another August has arrived and my vacation was cancelled yet again. However I may be getting some time off in the fall.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Fort Sackville, Bedford, Nova Scotia

Prescot house, built adjacent to Fort Sackville

where we set up our camp 
Back in the early 1990s, my regiment, 2nd Battalion 84th Regiment Royal Highland Emigrants had several encampments on this site. It was an interesting place to be and one of the few 18th century historic sites in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The site is now a park, the ruins of Fort Sackville unfortunately were built over by a condominium complex. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Fort Anne Encampment 2nd Battalion 84th Regiment Royal Highland Emigrants, 2017

 Revillie 0700

dressed for duty

Leena falls in as a soldier's daughter

 lunch in the mess tent 

 Drummer Ian Redden

 Sunday morning change to a militia uniform due to the wet weather

early morning on the parade ground with the Artillery Park in the centre

 Drummer Ian Redden with his pipes

Leena with our colors

company commander Captain Robert Redden

Regiment forms for parade

Drummer Ian Redden falls in on his first parade. 

Brock, Lyman, Greg and myself at the reception held to thank our unit for helping to promote Annapolis Royal tourism

the musik lies dead on the field

the 84th prepare to fire a volley

the musik rises again

marching back into the camp

the regiment advances

awaiting orders

playing more music. My left arm was killing me as i hadnt played so much for a long time but it was worth it.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Uniacke House, Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia

Richard John Uniacke was a successful lawyer, judge and militia officer in the early 19th century. The china in this room was actually the Duke of Kent's! Queen Victoria's father!
The paintings are of his family and eminent members of British society from about 1690 up to when the house was built in 1816

Ian and Leena look around

And play a traditional game which they will use at military encampments.

Fort Edward National Historic Site, Windsor Nova Scotia

Private 45th Regiment of foot. The regiment which built the fort.

The oldest remaining blockhouse of its kind in North America.

Ian and Leena play in the parade ground.
Fort Edward was the Headquarters of the 2nd Battalion 84th Regiment, Royal Highland Emigrants. The last time i had visited the site was close to twenty five years ago. I driven by it countless times while with my family or at work. So it was a nice picnic that we had.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Edward Cornwallis 1749

This statue may be removed soon. I got a chance to take pictures before it was removed.
When i have more of a chance to put up some historical information, I will do so.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Back into reenactment

I'll be deploying with the 2nd Battalion 84th Regiment Royal Highland Emigrants as their drummer.
future piper

practing with my Japanese friend Hideki

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Saratoga Campaign:American push on Sword's House, September 17, 1777

In this action, Gates, sends his army to push Burgoyne's Army back into the Hudson river.

The Americans quickly push off the British and American artillery occupy the redoubts which are in turn overrun by British Light Infantry 
British and Brunswick troops assault on mass

 The Americans attempt to form lines 

which keep being blown apart by concentrated musketry

in the end, the Americans are driven off. The British camp is saved

Sunday, 23 April 2017