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16

Apr

gunneratlarge:

Images from just last weekend’s School of the Soldier. 

This is where we knock off the cobwebs and prepare for the coming season. We also try new techniques and new tactics. We really focused on the rally square this time.  

14

Apr

taocder:

MORE REDCOATS!

13

Apr

(Source: massarorg)

11

Apr

fripperiesandfobs:

Costume designed by Adrian for Mae Busch in Marie Antoinette (1938)

From Julien’s Live

10

Apr

taocder:

These pictures of a reproduction loyalist uniform and field equipment give an impression of a soldier’s appearance in the late eighteen century.

taocder:

These pictures of a reproduction loyalist uniform and field equipment give an impression of a soldier’s appearance in the late eighteen century.

Announcement for Last of the Lesser Kings

A bit of sad news/good news on this front. Last of the Lesser King’s publisher is undergoing a planned transfer of ownership, which has lead to the termination of some contracts, including mine. This means that LOLK will be going out of print shortly—although a few print copies are still available on Amazon.

I plan to re-release the novel as soon as I have time to commission cover art and perform another round of copyediting and formatting. Alternatively, I may explore small presses accepting reprints. There also are plans to write a sequel. Right now I’m working on a few other projects, including the New Smut Anthologies, not to mention The Redcoat, so I’m holding off on the Kings stories until I can really dedicate my attention to them. But once I do, I anticipate a triumphant return ;D. 

Thanks for reading! 

09

Apr

minutemanworld:

This is a painting of Abigail Dolbeare Hinman. On September 6, 1781 a combined force of 1700 British, Hessian, and Loyalist forces attacked the town of New London and Fort Griswold (which was across the river). According to legend Abigail Hinman participated in the defense by attempting to shoot Benedict Arnold as he ordered the town burnt. 

minutemanworld:

This is a painting of Abigail Dolbeare Hinman. On September 6, 1781 a combined force of 1700 British, Hessian, and Loyalist forces attacked the town of New London and Fort Griswold (which was across the river). According to legend Abigail Hinman participated in the defense by attempting to shoot Benedict Arnold as he ordered the town burnt. 

(Source: lymanallyn.org)

08

Apr

my-hearts-require-tea:

18th Century Paul McGann in Catherine the Great (1996) and Kidnapped (2005). 

mumblingsage:

…And every time I begin to worry these Patriots are all too awesome and cool and maybe it’s wrong to write them as my antagonists, it turns out a pack of them went and did something like threatening to strap a sixteen year old onto a log in a sawmill (a bluff, as it turns out, as part of an interrogation of a Connecticut boy holding out on the whereabouts of his Loyalist brother. Even if they didn’t mean it—dick move, man. Dick. Move.)

I’ve also learned more than I ever cared to know about the aftermath of being tarred and feathered—not from firsthand sources, as it happens, because at least one firsthand source found the injuries after “a Manner unfit for Description in a Newspaper.” 

07

Apr

bantarleton:

Uniform of an officer of the 4th Regiment of Foot, circa 1750s. 

bantarleton:

Uniform of an officer of the 4th Regiment of Foot, circa 1750s. 

06

Apr

(I’ve always hoped James Archer may prove a short-arse Mr Darcy. Especially for all we short ladies out there who don’t want to get a crick in our necks.)

(I’ve always hoped James Archer may prove a short-arse Mr Darcy. Especially for all we short ladies out there who don’t want to get a crick in our necks.)

'tis to glory we steer
with heads carried high 
we will banish all fear
to honour we call you

(Source: superserumsoldier)