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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

Looking forward to this. link

Pan Marek02 Jul 2019 7:17 a.m. PST

Nice. Now I am too. Interestingly, a 2nd edition of Muskets and Tomahawks is due around that time too. Coincidence?

Dave Jackson02 Jul 2019 8:01 a.m. PST

Now MY appetite stirs!

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2019 9:46 a.m. PST


The Beast Rampant02 Jul 2019 12:29 p.m. PST

That's great! Pre-FIW North American colonial warfare gets NO love. Hopefully it's not the usual two paragraphs, then the rest is mid-18th century on.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2019 8:10 p.m. PST

I agree with the above comment.As much as I love the FIW period I want to know more about the earlier periods.

Lilian03 Aug 2019 3:51 p.m. PST

definitive card cover

* Introduction: early Iroquois raids on New France, pre-1666
* Exploration and the fur trade – the voyageurs and coureurs du bois. (sic!) coureurs "des" bois
* Warfare resumes, 1680s; Louis XIV sends French troops to garrison the colony.
* Development of specific forest tactics by e.g. Charles Le Moyne and Hertel de la Fresnière.
* First major mixed French Indian raid on Hudson's Bay forts (1686); French Canadian Indian raids on New England and Iroquois villages (1690-97).
* French expansion westwards – the Fox Wars (1715-35). * Raiding warfare keeps British colonies on defensive (1702-1750s).
* Who were the raiders?
* Planning, executing, and withdrawing from raids – the fate of prisoners.
* How 'Canadian' military doctrine was disseminated, and its achievements summarized.

Lilian19 Aug 2019 11:01 a.m. PST

from Osprey blog

The final illustration depicts a clash between Abenaki warriors and Dragoons in 1707. As the Dragoon riders came up, other hidden warriors opened fire on them from the edge of the trees in what was obviously a deliberately planned ambush. During the five‑hour running fight that followed, the Albany militiamen never succeeded in catching up with the elusive warriors, who eventually vanished – taking some scalps with them, and seemingly suffering no casualties themselves.

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