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The Battle of Bunker Hill

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The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on 17 June 1775. Mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. Bunker's or Bunker Hill is an 1 10 feet high, near the neck of the peninsula on which Charlestown is situated, and which is divided from Boston by the Charles river. Learning that General Gage intended to occupy and fortify it, Colonel Prescott with 1,000 men was sent at night from Cambridge, the headquarters of the colonists, to anticipate the British. But they mistook, strange to say, for Bunker Hill another eminence called Breed's Hill, to the south of it, standing nearer to Charlestown and Boston, and entrenched themselves there before the morning. The eminence commanded the British camp, and, if armed with batteries, would have compelled the evacuation of Boston. When the entrenchment's were discovered, 3,000 regulars were sent to attack them, under Generals Howe and Pigot. Instead of landing at the isth

10mm American War of Independence Project

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My 10mm American War of Independence Project (yes I know, yet again) another new wargaming project. This will be based around the Battle of Bunker Hill . So this is the start 10mm American War of Independence (AWI) Project. American War of Independence American Army.   American War of Independence French Army.   American War of Independence British Army .   American War of Independence German Army.   Painting American War of Independence American.   Painting American War of Independence French.   Painting American War of Independence British .   Painting American War of Independence  German.   Black Powder Rules . American War of Independence Battle Reports & Scenarios .   My American War of Independence Book Library Useful American War of Independence Links . American War of Independence Project Pictures American War of Independence Art  The rules I will be using are Black Powder  and  Rebellion Black Powder Supplement . The core of the army wi

Pendraken Painting Competition 2015

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The 2015 Pendraken Painting Competition had a huge 229 entries, our 2nd highest turnout in the five years we've been running it, so that's to everyone who has taken the time to paint up an entry.  Every year the standard gets higher and higher and the judges have had such a difficult decision on their hands. The Judges never seem to have an easy job on their hands, and this year was no different.  There were several close categories, and we've got a few tied 2nd places this year as well! Just for info, each judge had 6 points in total to award.  3 points went to their 1st place choice, 2 points to their 2nd place, and 1 point to their 3rd choice.  The points from all 5 judges were added together to give us our winners and runners-up. And so, without further ado, the winners are: Foot - Pre-20th C. (29 entries) There were come very nice entries in this category and the points were split over several of the entries.  In the end it was the tidy colourful work and