lefttop righttop
leftborder rightborder
leftborder
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 22, 2014, 02:29:52 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Members
Total Members: 4945
Latest: btdjohnno
Stats
Total Posts: 876874
Total Topics: 70161
Online Today: 319
Online Ever: 527
(July 06, 2014, 08:41:27 PM)
Users Online
Users: 16
Guests: 219
Total: 235
Recent
[Today at 02:25:29 AM]

[Today at 02:22:08 AM]

[Today at 02:20:42 AM]

[Today at 02:19:47 AM]

[Today at 02:11:45 AM]

[Today at 02:06:39 AM]

[Today at 02:05:26 AM]

[Today at 01:39:48 AM]

[Today at 01:36:25 AM]

[Today at 01:20:03 AM]
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: War of 1812, naval battles on the Great Lakes  (Read 1603 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
fastolfrus
scatterbrained genius




Offline Offline

Age: 54
Location: Scarborough North Yorkshire
Posts: 3965


« on: March 08, 2012, 09:04:04 PM »

Not quite big battalions, but a couple of questions.

What did US Marines look like in 1812, and would any be serving on the Great Lakes?

Who makes them in 28mm? Preferably this side of the pond.

Any recommendations for ships crew figures too.
Logged

Gary, Glynis, and Alasdair (there are three of us, but we are too mean to have more than one login)
Prof.Witchheimer
Administrator
elder god




Offline Offline

Posts: 11288


« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 10:04:58 PM »

Old Glory has some 28mm ones, I believe.

lots of infos and photos there - http://www.1812marines.org/



Logged
fastolfrus
scatterbrained genius




Offline Offline

Age: 54
Location: Scarborough North Yorkshire
Posts: 3965


« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 09:14:02 PM »

Thank you for the link.

Half the school club have started building sloops and gunboats.
One of the boys has produced a battalion of (plastic) US infantry by adding British heads to French infantry bodies in greatcoats.
We've also got a battalion of New York artillery (French infantry bodies with British bicorne hats).
Looking at converting plastic Austrian landwehr into a US militia unit, and maybe even try converting Prussian landwehr into Maryland riflemen in hunting shorts.
Logged
Blue in vt
Supporting Adventurer
mastermind
*



Offline Offline

Location: Vermont USA
Posts: 1710


« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 09:57:07 PM »

I'm glad you posted this and are keeping the project going.  The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes, and Lake Champlain, is an area of constant interest for me...I wrote my masters thesis on a small schooner that was built for the fur trade but was pressed into service by the Provincial Marine in 1812...and was later transferred to Royal Navy control in late 1813- early 1814.  "My" Schooner...Nancy...missed being involved in the battle of Putt-In-Bay (Lake Erie) by a couple of days...and after the British Defeat there, she was the only remaining Royal Navy Vessel on the Upper lakes...at least until she was burned in August of 1814.

I also work at a Museum on Lake Champlain which was the site of the Battle of Plattsburgh Bay...a pivotal naval encounter near the end of the War.  As you might imagine we are in the midst of designing and creating a number of displays for the bi-centennial of the war.

If you are not familiar with it already you might consider the book "Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario 1812-1814" By Robert Malcomsom....it is extremely informative and a pleasure to read.

Please keep us updated as your project continues...and I would love to see pictures of your classes work if you get the chance to take some.

If I can offer any assistance please don't hesitate to ask.

Cheers,

Blue
Logged

My Painting/Collecting Blog: http://bluesmarauders.blogspot.com/

"Jesus weeps when people buy resin." ...Hammers March 2012
Hitman
mastermind




Offline Offline

Location: Secret Underground Miniature Painting Area.....
Posts: 1570


« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 11:14:14 PM »

Check out Knuckleduster Miniatures...

http://www.knuckleduster.com/

Forrest Harris just released these miniatures today!!!  His figures are 28mm and have great detail. Old glory ships are nice ships in 28mm as well.

Regards,
Hitman
 Cool
Logged

Victory is guaranteed to the last man standing, but always remember those whom you stepped on to get there!!
fastolfrus
scatterbrained genius




Offline Offline

Age: 54
Location: Scarborough North Yorkshire
Posts: 3965


« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 11:44:41 AM »

I also work at a Museum on Lake Champlain

If I can offer any assistance please don't hesitate to ask.


Does your museum have a website?
 
Logged
Blue in vt
Supporting Adventurer
mastermind
*



Offline Offline

Location: Vermont USA
Posts: 1710


« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 07:32:59 PM »

Sure!  Here ya go: www.lcmm.org

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

Cheers.

Blue
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 
Jump to:  

Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
War of 1812 28mm naval pictures Age of the Big Battalions Yankeepedlar01 2 4665 Last post April 06, 2007, 02:42:51 PM
by PeteMurray
War of 1812 Naval Age of the Big Battalions Yankeepedlar01 0 1385 Last post July 26, 2007, 02:45:50 PM
by Yankeepedlar01
Mysterious giants inhabit Eurasian lakes Call of Cthulhu Prof.Witchheimer 7 1752 Last post June 06, 2008, 10:09:39 AM
by pnweerar
War of 1812 Age of the Big Battalions joroas 7 1035 Last post May 04, 2011, 10:50:34 AM
by carlos marighela
Water effects , rivers ,lakes Workbench marcusluis 13 1139 Last post December 11, 2013, 01:22:52 AM
by AndrewBeasley
rightborder
leftborder




Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Waltz design by IchBin
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
leftbottomborder   rightbottomborder