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sábado, 28 de maio de 2016

British Intervention Force in North America - 1861-68

"For a few weeks in 1861 Britain was on the verge of war with the United States. After two Confederate commissioners were seized from the British mail packet ‘Trent’ by a US ship, Britain was incensed and began to send British regulars to support troops in Canada already out there. 
The crisis became known as the Tent Affair or the Trent Crisis. Two battalions of Guards actually landed in Canada, with the third to follow, which shows the concern and outrage the British government felt over the crisis. 
It seems like these would have been part of the 75,000 British regulars and potentially 50,000 Canadian militia and volunteers, ready to march. Of course in a matter of several weeks the crisis was over, but 18,000 British regulars (6,823 re-enforcements sent during the crisis) were on active service in Canada by early ’62."

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42 comentários:

  1. Hola Amigo
    me gusta esa caballería
    un saludo

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  2. An interesting one this one RM a great bit of history and some nice miniatures to keep up the good work my friend

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    1. Thanks Stephen,this is indeed an interesting bit of History :) And these fine minis are a real joy to paint!! Cheers my friend!

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    1. Thank you very much, I am happy you like it! до свидания,Андрей :D

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  4. Great looking soldiers! LOve background!Vale a pena esperar para novas entradas!

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    1. Thank you my friend, I am very glad you like these fellows! Dzięki za słowa w języku portugalskim!! Cheers!! :D

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  5. J'aime flâner de ce côté-ci, toujours de superbes images et de magnifiques figurines...

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    1. Merci chèr ami Phil! Et pout moi c´est un grand plaisir de avoir ta visite et tes aimables commentaires!!! A bientôt!!

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  6. Superb post as always...lovely figs and interesting background!

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    1. Thanks Gordon, you always have a kind word! Cheers my friend!

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  7. Great looking figures and another wonderful bit of history! Well done RM.

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    1. Thanks Rod for your visit and kind comment! Glad you liked it!

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  8. Very interesting info and lovely looking figures!

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    1. Thank you Rodger! I`m planning on painting a few more of this range, they are superbly sculpted and are very original! Cheers!

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  9. Belle mise en scène sur un fait historique peu connu. Parabéns.

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  10. This is a fascinating period in history and one that I know very little about. Gorgeous work again, I must have a closer look at the Perry's range of miniatures for this period.

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    1. Thank you Michael :D This is a wonderful range! Every single one of Perry´s minis is a fine artistic work - and these in particular are so amazingly expressive and original. I´ll be waiting for your BIF minis! :) Cheers!!

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  11. I do always love me mounted figurines and these have so much movement and the horses are almost alive, it's lovely, and I love the background you used too, Rog!

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    1. Thanks Dez, glad you liked it!!!:D These are some of the finest sculpts in the market! Cheers and have a nice week my friend! :D

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  12. Looking great. I did not know the Brits landed in Canada in 1962...

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    1. Thanks Piotr!! :D Lol now that I think of it, the truth is... they never actually left! ;) Cheers my friend!

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  13. Magnífico trabalho.
    O background é, como sempre, esplêndido.

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  14. Bellissimo post e bellissime miniature!

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  15. Hola amigo. Buen trabajo el de la caballería. Y muy buena información para entender las figuras.

    Saludos!

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  16. Excellent brushwork on these mounted troops - the background is always pleasing to behold too.

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  17. Fantastic work again my friend! And the presentation is wonderfull as allways!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you very much Peter for your always kind words :D I´m glad you liked it. Cheers my friend!

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  18. Composition forms a very compelling mood. Excellent!

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  19. I have been looking at these minis, and even recently bought the associated Osprey book on Canadian forces at the. Unfortunately there's no Civil War gamers round my neck of the woods to play them against! :(

    Great job on the minis, and the backdrop!

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    1. Thanks Derek!! I recommend you do get them - even if you can´t send them to the battlefield, they are a joy to paint!! :D Cheers!! :D

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