Friday, 13 January 2023

Patriots Rebellion - The Windmill

 After a rather longer than expected wait, a received my Xmas present - a 40cm high 3d printed tower which will be the Windmill near Prescott, Ontario which the Hunter Patriots defended in their ill-fated attempt to stir rebellion in Canada. 

This is still a prominent structure with massive walls which were able to stand the British artillery which was brought up on the day and which was only accessible by a door on the first floor, turning it into a virtual fortress.

This model needs its balcony and sails, but there is far less modelling to do than scratch building the whole building. I think it's a very good match. 


tradgardmastare said...

A fascinating period. I got an interesting book on the battle last year. I have an ongoing project to fight this in 54mm ( with plastic Alamo figures as a basis for the Patriots and Dorset Toy Soldiers for the opposing) using Ross Macfarlane’s rules. I look forward to seeing this progress

StuartInsch said...

Indeed a fascinating aside. Figures are easy to find from other ranges - 1st Afghan War British and Alamo / 1812 for the Patriots and their American Allies.

There are a few good books out there on both the rebellion in general and the actions involving both the French Canadians and the American each make for interesting mini campaigns.

Prufrock said...

Very nice. Will be a satisfying project, I'm sure.