A blog on War gaming in North-eastern North America from 1670-1815, the life of an ex EFL instructor, a family man formerly in Japan and now in Canada , a camper, a reenactor, a drummer, and all round crazy but home Nova Scotian. Currently a security officer.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
King George's War 1744-48 Part 2, Grand Pre 1747
February 11, 1747 was the date of one of the most successful Canadien raids on Nova Scotia.
A party of Compaigne Franches de La Marine, Milice and Mik Maq warriors marched over land from Quebec to Nova Scotia, a distance of 2000 km in a space of 3 weeks.
French milice reenactors at Louisbourg. (Photo courtsey of Kerry Delorey)
The French forces who advanced to Grand Pre, didn't have these nice roads.
(photo courtsey of New France and Old England reenactment group, UK)
Col. Nobel's house at Grand Pre
New England troops billited in the village.
Ian deploys his French units to pounce upon the New Englanders
As the French advance, the New Englanders were sound asleep. The French attacked during a fierce snow storm.
Appropriate as this weekend, the same area is getting hit with a nasty snowstorm.