Thursday, 29 December 2011

hessians in the 2nd English Civil War

The misnomer callr the American war of I ndependence gives us the feeling that it was Americans against English but in reality it was English colonists against mainland English or British.Many lands fought in America but the role of the Hessians is not very clear. Schools put history lessons into the hands of those who merely reiterate the trodden but often lost path of history.The American war was basically about greed and not( the end of  the American finanial empire as we see today is for the reason that greed defies the relationship, the necessary relationship, between real work and gain.)independence and this was to cause the end of the The Hessians were 18-century German regiments hired through their rulers by the British Empire. Despite their name, they were not all from Hesse.
It is said they were not mercenaries, although their German rulers profited from their use. Though used in several conflicts including in Ireland, they are most widely associated with combat operations in the  so called American Revolutionary War.File:Hessian jager.jpg They provided extensive manpower to support the American loyalist cause, but the fact that they were not British provided the pro-independence side with opportunities for propaganda and may have aided pro-independence recruitment.They first landed at Staten IslandFile:080521-N-7571S-011.jpg on August 15, 1776. Their first engagement was in the Battle of Long Island. The Hessians fought in almost every battle, although after 1777, File:BattleofLongisland.jpgthe British used them mainly as garrison troops. An assortment of Hessians fought in the battles and campaigns in the southern states during 1778–80 (includingGuilford Courthouse), and two regiments fought at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781.
The British use of Hessian troops rankled American sentiment, and pushed more loyalists to be in favor of the revolution. The British use of non-English speaking foreign troops to put down the rebellion was seen as insulting, as it treated British subjects no differently than non-British subjects. Pro-British Tories believed that the British File:Us unabhaengigkeitskrieg.jpgnature of the british colonists should have subjected them to something other than mercenary foes.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

wake island by sgt major miniatures

the only wargames shop in central london

  • The easiest way to get to the Orcs Nest shop is by London Underground.
  • Go to Leicester Square underground station, and go out the Charing Cross Road Eastexit.
  • When you get to the street turn right on Charing Cross Road.
  • Walk up Charing Cross Road until you come to Shaftesbury Avenue.
  • You will see the Palace Theatre showing "Priscilla Queen of the Desert".
  • Turn right, and we are at the end of Earlham Street just past the Marquis of Granby Pub.
  • The ORCS NEST is the shop painted bright yellow and black, with the Orc's face hanging outside!
  • See ya there!