Wednesday, December 24, 2014

200 Years...

Hello everyone!

Today marks a historic occasion, and while I don't have any new figures painted and ready to display, I couldn't let the 200th Anniversary of the Treaty of Ghent come and go without mention. While most Napoleonics buffs are geeking out about the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo come June of next year(and rightfully so), as an American I didn't think it was right for this date to pass without giving a little bit of recognition to our own little sideline of the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812.

The Signing of the Treaty of Ghent
On December 24, 1814 the War of 1812 officially ended when the United States and Great Britain signed a peace treaty in the Flemish city of Ghent. I say "officially" because, due to the fact that word of the peace could only travel across the Atlantic as fast as the fastest sailing ship, hostilities weren't over on the North American continent: the Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8th, 1815, and it is considered to be one of the greatest battles of the war, ironically fought after it officially ended.

Coming soon: I'm almost done with the Regimento del Rey, and I'll post some pictures when they're done.

Merry Christmas!