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Review of Bloody Mohawk

Bloody Mohawk  by Robert Berleth This is simply a fantastic book, both in terms of writing and content.  I thoroughly enjoyed it from the moment I started reading until the moment I put it down.  It takes you through the Mohawk Valley from 1713-1794 and details the major ethinic groups and individuals that lived and […]

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Review of The Border Covenant

The Border Covenant: A Tale of the French and Indian War by Hugh C. Griffith I have been trying to read as much as I can about the French and Indian war lately and this time I decided to try some Historical Fiction. This book is about a couple of Rangers that track an Abanaki […]

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Review of War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America’s First Frontier by John F. Ross

This is my review of War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America’s First Frontier by John F. Ross I finally finished this book after a number of weeks, I’m a notoriously slow reader. This book starts at the beginning of Rogers’ life and gives a great account […]

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Saratoga 1777

Saratoga 1777: Turning point of a revolution by Brendan Morrissey is a book that should have had a review when I first started this blog.  I think it’s just that getting the Osprey for a relevant subject just seems like a no brainer to me, it’s simply my first step in any kind of research […]

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Saratoga by John F. Luzader

SARATOGA: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution by John F. Luzander is quite simply the best book on the campaign that I have come across.  It reads very easy and goes into just the right amount of detail that it’s useful but doesn’t bog down the story. I finally understand […]

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Uniforms From 1775-1783 American Revolution

Properly entitled An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms From 1775-1783 American Revolution: An expert in-depth reference on the armies of the War of the Independence in North America. That’s a mouthful.  This is one of the newer uniform references available to modelers these days. I have been very happy with the purchase.  I was excited to […]

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Don Troiani’s Soldiers of the American Revolution

I was saving this for a later date, but the cover isn’t availible for the book I wanted to review. Don Troiani’s Soldiers of the American Revolution is a fantastic book.  This book not only covers the uniforms involved by has pictures of many different objects carried by the soldiers of the day.  This allows […]

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Standards and Colors of the American Revolution

When I started putting SYW units together I just picked out a picture from a uniform plate that I figured was a standard Prussian infantryman (I was wrong) and slapped on a flag from a sheet that I purchased from Baccus (the 15th Regiments, cause it looked cool/different). It was only after a few weeks […]

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Osprey Disappointment

Ok, so my first real Osprey disappointment was Soldiers of the Revolutionary War. I loved what they had to tell me about the SYW, but I found this book to be pretty rubbish. I suppose the plates are OK, but the text tells very little useful information as far as uniforms go. It would be […]

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the American Revolution

Next up are a few books on the period. Don’t laugh at me, but i did find The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the American Revolution, which is a very good book for a beginner. I find it contains a lot of straight forward info and is a great place to start. The author is a […]

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