Black Powder, French Indian War 1754-1763

Gaming the French Indian War Using Black Powder

We're looking at using A Dark & Bloody Ground to re-stage key battles of the French-Indian War

Gaming the French Indian War Using Black Powder
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French and Indian War

Fought between 1754 and 1763, this conflict saw the French and British empires fighting for dominance of Canada and North America. The European armies had to overcome harsh weather conditions and the equally unforgiving wilderness before fighting battles and skirmishes in which little quarter was asked for or given.

“I never served so disagreeable a campaign as
this. Our unequal force has reduced our
operations to a scene of skirmishing, cruelty &
devastation. It is war of the worst shape.”

Letter from Colonel George Townshend to his wife

A Dark & Bloody Ground

Inside this supplement for Black Powder, you will find a complete history of the conflict with details of every major battle fought between the two sides. Also included are details of the uniforms, organisation and commanders of the European armies, their colonial regulars and militias, and the various Native American tribes that supported or opposed them. Scenarios are provided for many of the battles of the war along with suggestions for campaign games.

A copy of the Black Powder rulebook is required to use this supplement. Find the whole Black Powder French and Indian War range at: www.warlordgames.com

Order the book from the Warlord Web store and receive this FREE exclusive miniature “Eagle Eye” (exclusive book miniature offer expires end of January 2021)…

We’ve got some fantastic bundles to help you along your way to getting started with wargaming this fascinating period of history:

Last Stand at Fort William Henry

The British and French clash was the remainder of the Mohicans try to survive.

This offer contains:

  • Dark and Bloody Ground, Black Powder supplement (Including Eagle Eye special figure)
  • French Indian War British Colonial Army (48 Infantry)
  • French Indian War French Colonial Army (58 Infantry)
  • Last of the Mohicans (6 Infantry)
  • Magua, Huron Chief

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Raid of Fort Duquesne

This mammoth size collection contains all models you need to re-create the Raid of Fort Duquesne scenario which is found on page 126 in the Dark and Bloody Ground book.

This offer contains:

  • Dark and Bloody Ground, Black Powder supplement (Including Eagle Eye special figure)
  • French Indian War British Colonial Army (48 Infantry)
  • French Indian War French Colonial Army (58 Infantry)
  • French Indian War Native American War Party (59 Infantry)
  • American Colonial Rangers in Canoe (2 Infantry)
  • Companie de la Marine in Canoe (2 Infantry)
  • Armed Colonial Settlers (8 Infantry)
  • Farmyard Animals Frame (20 animals)

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Or try these fantastic bundles:

French Indian War British Colonial Army

This offer contains:

  • 36 British Regular Infantry
  • 6 American Colonial Rangers A
  • 6 American Colonial Rangers B

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French Indian War French Colonial Army

This offer contains:

  • 18 French Regular Infantry
  • 40 French Compagnie de la Marine

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French Indian War Native American War Party

This offer contains:

  • 2 Pontiac & Black Hawk, Indian leaders
  • 57 Woodland Indians

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Extra Resources

The Army of George II is often forgotten, as 18th century British military history is bookended by the victories of the Duke of Marlborough during the War of the Spanish Succession and the final defeat of Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington. Yet it was in this period that Britain rose to prominence, not only as a European, but also as a world power, defeating the French in India, North America, and the Caribbean and fighting them in two major wars in Europe. Great leaders emerged, such as Robert Clive and James Wolfe, whilst the private soldiers proved themselves to be adaptable, stoic, and, above all, brave in the face of extreme hardship. This was the army that crushed French colonial ambitions and in so doing laid the groundwork for the British Empire.

This book is an invaluable resource for those interested in gaming the French-Indian War using the Black Powder rules system. Within, you will find details of how the army of George II was recruited, funded, and how it functioned day-to-day. Details are also provided of the uniforms worn by infantry, artillery, and cavalry; how they were organised, paid, and punished. There are also new insights into the logistics of 18th century warfare; how the soldiers performed in battle, both in Europe and in the colonies; and what medical treatment they could expect when the battles were over.

Copiously illustrated with period images as well as new artwork by Patrice Courcelle, this book provides a unique insight into what it was like to serve in the Army of King George II.

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Dan Hewitson
Dan can often be found contemplating the mound of unpainted minis building up under his desk. He has a tendency to roll lots of ones. He also has a tendency to complain about rolling lots of ones.