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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Battle of Part La Joie 1746 July 11

British 29th Regiment vs Canadiens/Acadians and MikMaq

29th Foot unarmed. Protected by Goreham's Rangers and colonial militia
Small Royal Navy force

This action shall be fought soon, pictures to follow

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

This was my family's first visit but my 8th!
We came up with our step father. Staying in a nice hotel
Soldat Compagne Frances de La Marine
Historic turkeys
King's Bastion

with a French 24lb gun

outer defenses


where I had been encamped in 1995


the kids fortify themselves in the bastion

store house

Emi checks out the geese

livestock barn

Ian tries on some gear

Compagne Frances de La Marine


King's Chapel

Town side of the King's Bastion

French sail make

40th Regiment drum captured at Canso

Le Compagne Frances drum

Regiment de Karrer

French decleration of War

Guardroom bunks

Town gate from inside, the outside was being renovated for the winter

in the bastion

kids in the sentry box

24lb gun

 harbor facing battery

water gate


looking back toward the main gate

one of the streets

Emi walks by  

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Black powder games to resume with Pike and Shot, Black powder

I'm sifting through my collection after my house move and sorting out my new garage/ game room.
I just need to get a power source as the original one was cut when the septic system was installed!

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.