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Summer’s coming, we’re getting settled in the new house and the whole family is working in the garden. What better time to bury oneself in books? 646 more words

June 2, 1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion

The Seven Years War, experienced in the American Colonies as the French and Indian War, ended in 1763 with France ceding vast swaths of the territory of “New France” to the British. 777 more words

Sharp Practice at the Club

Shortly after we’ve moved into the new flat, I discovered that one of the few (if not the only) wargaming clubs in Vienna is right around where I now live. 535 more words

Fort Necessity Encampment

July 3, 1754, It’s hot, muggy, and raining on and off. You’re a British soldier entrenched at a fort made out of necessity located in the middle of a great meadow surrounded by trees and French and Indian soldiers. 116 more words


Crucible Of War : The Seven Years' War And The Fate Of Empire In British North America, 1754-1766

Fred Anderson’s Crucible of War is an exhaustive (and at times exhausting) account of the British and French battles in North America during the Seven Years’ War, which lasted from 1756 to 1763. 624 more words

Book Review

A Review of 1754 Conquest: The French and Indian War

Every now and then a game system comes along that delivers a refreshing jolt to all that’s come before it. It’s often something that makes you ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?” 1,430 more words