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Aotrs Shipyards Jun 2017 Release: T-80BV

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

Aotrs Shipyards is a web store on Shapeways.com, a 3D print house which had production and shipping facilities located in the USA and the Netherlands.Little late because of the holidays, but here is this month’s Shipyards release – the T-80BV in 144th!…

Aotrs Shipyards Jun 2017 Release: T-80BV

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

Aotrs Shipyards is a web store on Shapeways.com, a 3D print house which had production and shipping facilities located in the USA and the Netherlands.Little late because of the holidays, but here is this month’s Shipyards release – the T-80BV in 144th!…

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Great looking old school 10mm Ogre sculpts, cast in the Lead free Pewter. In this phase two release wave, meet the Ogre Mammoth Riders.

Welcome back to Black Gate Miniatures’ range of 10mm Fantasy Ogres for the upcoming Kings of the North Miniatures Game (KotN).

Phase two will bring to life the fearsome Ogre Mammoth Riders. Consisting of 3 individually sculpted rider models plus 3 Mammoth mounts. They are cast from Lead-free Pewter and scaled at 10mm.

I need £500 to cover the remaining sculpting and production costs in order to bring these bad boys to life.

The price of £9 per unit featured in pledges of Ogre Warrior is exclusive to this Kickstarter. The regular price will be £10 per unit after the Kickstarter ends.

For the first time ever, we are also offering an Early Bird Special, 50 lucky backers will be able to purchase Mammoth Riders for the incredible price of £8 per unit.

Ogre Mammoths Concept Art
Ogre Mammoth Riders

Test Mammoth Miniature (no tusks yet)
PLEDGE LEVELS:
Greenling £1 – For those people who want to help the project succeed but don’t want any Ogres themselves. You get a big thank you from me and a Karma boost.
Ogreling £10 – One unit of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units @ £10 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warrior (Early Bird Special) £16 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £8 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*) Limited to 50 backers
Ogre Warrior £18 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £9 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
STRETCH GOALS:
Stretch Goal 1: £1000 – Character pack add-on for £10 per pack.
Unlocks the Character pack. Featuring two Chieftain models and two Shaman models, all on foot. Available to all pledge levels for £10 per pack. Each pack contains one of each of the four models.
Chieftain Models

One of the Shaman characters
Stretch Goal 2: £1500 – Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on for £6 per pack.
Unlocks the Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on. Choose from either a Chieftain or Shaman model riding a Mammoth. Available to all pledge levels for £6 per pack.
Shaman on Mammoth

Chieftain on Mammoth
Stretch Goal 3: £2000 – Yeti unit add-on for £8 per pack.
Unlocks the Yeti unit add-on. Featuring 3 individual sculpts and available for a Kickstarter exclusive price of £8 for a pack of 9 miniatures. Once the Kickstarter is finished they will revert to the normal price of £9 per pack.
More stretch goals will be released as the pledge level rises…
ADD-ONS:
£9 One Unit of Phase 1 Ogres- One unit of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
£32 Four Units of Phase 1 Ogres – Four units of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warriors

Ogre Cannoneer

Armoured Ogre Warriors
40x20mm Basing Packs – Laser cut from 2mm MDF, supplied in packs of fifty (50) bases for £3.
40mm x 20mm bases

DELIVERY:

* Based on past experience (of us and others), we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via Paypal after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers (shipping is rarely one size fits all).

UK The costs between £1 and £4 for 2nd class delivery depending on weight.

Europe The costs are likely to be around £6 for 500g (10 units), £10 for 1kg (20 units) and £14 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 1 (North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia) the costs are likely to be around £8 for 500g (10 units), £14 for 1kg (20 units) and £21 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 2 (Everywhere else) the costs are likely to be around £9 for 500g (10 units), £15 for 1kg (20 units) and £23 for 2kg (40 units).

CREDITS:

Production – Barry James Pittman

Sculpting – Robi Baker

Art – Christian Schwager

Painting – Jon Webb (Single Model)

Painting – Richard Bowker (Units)

Video music is “Into the Storm” by Brandon Liew

Risks and challenges

The only real risk apart from if the Kickstarter doesn’t fund, is that it funds too well!

This is our second Kickstarter and the first was delivered on schedule in April 2017.

The production is all being done in-house and so if the order book gets too big then I may have to delay the shipping date a little from the October 2017 deadline or send orders out in batches.

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Great looking old school 10mm Ogre sculpts, cast in the Lead free Pewter. In this phase two release wave, meet the Ogre Mammoth Riders.

Welcome back to Black Gate Miniatures’ range of 10mm Fantasy Ogres for the upcoming Kings of the North Miniatures Game (KotN).

Phase two will bring to life the fearsome Ogre Mammoth Riders. Consisting of 3 individually sculpted rider models plus 3 Mammoth mounts. They are cast from Lead-free Pewter and scaled at 10mm.

I need £500 to cover the remaining sculpting and production costs in order to bring these bad boys to life.

The price of £9 per unit featured in pledges of Ogre Warrior is exclusive to this Kickstarter. The regular price will be £10 per unit after the Kickstarter ends.

For the first time ever, we are also offering an Early Bird Special, 50 lucky backers will be able to purchase Mammoth Riders for the incredible price of £8 per unit.

Ogre Mammoths Concept Art
Ogre Mammoth Riders

Test Mammoth Miniature (no tusks yet)
PLEDGE LEVELS:
Greenling £1 – For those people who want to help the project succeed but don’t want any Ogres themselves. You get a big thank you from me and a Karma boost.
Ogreling £10 – One unit of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units @ £10 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warrior (Early Bird Special) £16 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £8 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*) Limited to 50 backers
Ogre Warrior £18 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £9 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
STRETCH GOALS:
Stretch Goal 1: £1000 – Character pack add-on for £10 per pack.
Unlocks the Character pack. Featuring two Chieftain models and two Shaman models, all on foot. Available to all pledge levels for £10 per pack. Each pack contains one of each of the four models.
Chieftain Models

One of the Shaman characters
Stretch Goal 2: £1500 – Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on for £6 per pack.
Unlocks the Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on. Choose from either a Chieftain or Shaman model riding a Mammoth. Available to all pledge levels for £6 per pack.
Shaman on Mammoth

Chieftain on Mammoth
Stretch Goal 3: £2000 – Yeti unit add-on for £8 per pack.
Unlocks the Yeti unit add-on. Featuring 3 individual sculpts and available for a Kickstarter exclusive price of £8 for a pack of 9 miniatures. Once the Kickstarter is finished they will revert to the normal price of £9 per pack.
More stretch goals will be released as the pledge level rises…
ADD-ONS:
£9 One Unit of Phase 1 Ogres- One unit of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
£32 Four Units of Phase 1 Ogres – Four units of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warriors

Ogre Cannoneer

Armoured Ogre Warriors
40x20mm Basing Packs – Laser cut from 2mm MDF, supplied in packs of fifty (50) bases for £3.
40mm x 20mm bases

DELIVERY:

* Based on past experience (of us and others), we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via Paypal after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers (shipping is rarely one size fits all).

UK The costs between £1 and £4 for 2nd class delivery depending on weight.

Europe The costs are likely to be around £6 for 500g (10 units), £10 for 1kg (20 units) and £14 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 1 (North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia) the costs are likely to be around £8 for 500g (10 units), £14 for 1kg (20 units) and £21 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 2 (Everywhere else) the costs are likely to be around £9 for 500g (10 units), £15 for 1kg (20 units) and £23 for 2kg (40 units).

CREDITS:

Production – Barry James Pittman

Sculpting – Robi Baker

Art – Christian Schwager

Painting – Jon Webb (Single Model)

Painting – Richard Bowker (Units)

Video music is “Into the Storm” by Brandon Liew

Risks and challenges

The only real risk apart from if the Kickstarter doesn’t fund, is that it funds too well!

This is our second Kickstarter and the first was delivered on schedule in April 2017.

The production is all being done in-house and so if the order book gets too big then I may have to delay the shipping date a little from the October 2017 deadline or send orders out in batches.

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Over the years, you and I have done some tremendous work to preserve hallowed ground at America’s most famous battlefield, Gettysburg. In a number of key transactions we have reclaimed significant portions at the first day’s battlefield of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle. In 2011, we helped save the ground over which General Henry Heth’s Confederates made their initial assault against the Union Army’s Iron Brigade. Just last year, we protected 35 crucial acres associated with the fighting on Barlow’s Knoll. And, of course, we have preserved and restored the site of Lee’s Headquarters on Seminary Ridge, itself the site of heavy action on July 1, 1863.

Now, you and I have the opportunity to save yet another piece of the First Day’s battlefield, a two-acre parcel on Oak Ridge that saw intense combat on the afternoon of July 1.

On Oak Ridge, men from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania let loose deadly fire into the faces of Colonel Alfred Iverson’s North Carolinians. The Yankees waited until the Rebels were within 50 yards before unleashing a furious volley at close range. “Unable to advance, unwilling to retreat,” the survivors of Iverson’s brigade hugged the ground for safety, waiting for a renewed Confederate assault to sweep the Federals from Oak Ridge.

With your help, we can save this important piece of the Gettysburg battlefield. We are not only adding to the more than 1,000 acres we have already saved at Gettysburg; we are preserving the memory of the brave Americans who fought here and ensuring that future generations will know their story. Help us save this key piece of American history.

The Civil War Trust

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Over the years, you and I have done some tremendous work to preserve hallowed ground at America’s most famous battlefield, Gettysburg. In a number of key transactions we have reclaimed significant portions at the first day’s battlefield of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle. In 2011, we helped save the ground over which General Henry Heth’s Confederates made their initial assault against the Union Army’s Iron Brigade. Just last year, we protected 35 crucial acres associated with the fighting on Barlow’s Knoll. And, of course, we have preserved and restored the site of Lee’s Headquarters on Seminary Ridge, itself the site of heavy action on July 1, 1863.

Now, you and I have the opportunity to save yet another piece of the First Day’s battlefield, a two-acre parcel on Oak Ridge that saw intense combat on the afternoon of July 1.

On Oak Ridge, men from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania let loose deadly fire into the faces of Colonel Alfred Iverson’s North Carolinians. The Yankees waited until the Rebels were within 50 yards before unleashing a furious volley at close range. “Unable to advance, unwilling to retreat,” the survivors of Iverson’s brigade hugged the ground for safety, waiting for a renewed Confederate assault to sweep the Federals from Oak Ridge.

With your help, we can save this important piece of the Gettysburg battlefield. We are not only adding to the more than 1,000 acres we have already saved at Gettysburg; we are preserving the memory of the brave Americans who fought here and ensuring that future generations will know their story. Help us save this key piece of American history.

The Civil War Trust

Sign a Petition to Support a Congressional Gold Medal for Ed Bearss!

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Sign a Petition to Support a Congressional Gold Medal for Ed Bearss!

This month marks the 94th birthday of our dear friend, Ed Bearss. I think you will agree with me that few Americans have done more to keep our nation’s history alive than Ed. He has been lavishly praised as a living legend, a national treasure, and America’s storyteller. Considering Ed’s work with the National Park Service, his countless tours of American battlefields and historic sites, and his invaluable leadership in support of historic preservation, who could argue otherwise?

I am writing today to ask again for your support for a special birthday present for Ed: the Congressional Gold Medal. It is one of the highest honors Congress can bestow on an American citizen. In 2017, Congress reintroduced this legislation and is once again attempting to present the award to Ed. In previous Congresses, more than 110 members of the House agreed to co-sponsor this bill a testament to Bearss’ national recognition and impact. Because the legislation did not pass before the end of 2016, we need your help to make sure Ed gets this honor in the 115th Congress.

You can help make this legislation a reality by signing a petition in support of a Congressional Gold Medal for Ed. Even if you have signed this petition previously, it is important to once again make your voice heard to your member of Congress. I can think of few better ways to celebrate Ed’s birthday and to honor the historian, preservationist and veteran who has taught us to cherish our unique American heritage.

Sign here to become a supporter of a Congressional Gold Medal for the incomparable Ed Bearss.

The Civil War Trust

Sign a Petition to Support a Congressional Gold Medal for Ed Bearss!

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Sign a Petition to Support a Congressional Gold Medal for Ed Bearss!

This month marks the 94th birthday of our dear friend, Ed Bearss. I think you will agree with me that few Americans have done more to keep our nation’s history alive than Ed. He has been lavishly praised as a living legend, a national treasure, and America’s storyteller. Considering Ed’s work with the National Park Service, his countless tours of American battlefields and historic sites, and his invaluable leadership in support of historic preservation, who could argue otherwise?

I am writing today to ask again for your support for a special birthday present for Ed: the Congressional Gold Medal. It is one of the highest honors Congress can bestow on an American citizen. In 2017, Congress reintroduced this legislation and is once again attempting to present the award to Ed. In previous Congresses, more than 110 members of the House agreed to co-sponsor this bill a testament to Bearss’ national recognition and impact. Because the legislation did not pass before the end of 2016, we need your help to make sure Ed gets this honor in the 115th Congress.

You can help make this legislation a reality by signing a petition in support of a Congressional Gold Medal for Ed. Even if you have signed this petition previously, it is important to once again make your voice heard to your member of Congress. I can think of few better ways to celebrate Ed’s birthday and to honor the historian, preservationist and veteran who has taught us to cherish our unique American heritage.

Sign here to become a supporter of a Congressional Gold Medal for the incomparable Ed Bearss.

The Civil War Trust

Ancient History Magazine 11, Jul-Aug 2017

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

This issue focuses on the changes that occurred in Late Antiquity (including the fall of Rome), during which the ancient world transitioned into the Middle Ages.Theme: The end of AntiquityJosho Browers, ‘The end of antiquity – Historical introduction’….

Ancient History Magazine 11, Jul-Aug 2017

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

This issue focuses on the changes that occurred in Late Antiquity (including the fall of Rome), during which the ancient world transitioned into the Middle Ages.Theme: The end of AntiquityJosho Browers, ‘The end of antiquity – Historical introduction’….

Saving the Land Where US Colored Troops Fought

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, I’d like to look back at some of the properties saved by the Civil War Trust at battlefields where the United States Colored Troops fought. Ultimately, more than 180,000 men of African descent enlisted in the 175 U…

Saving the Land Where US Colored Troops Fought

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, I’d like to look back at some of the properties saved by the Civil War Trust at battlefields where the United States Colored Troops fought. Ultimately, more than 180,000 men of African descent enlisted in the 175 U…

WW1 Austro-Hungarian Dragoons and Hussars by Kallistra

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

A preview of the master figures for the WW1 Early War Austro-Hungarian Dragoons and Hussars, both mounted and dismounted – to be released shortly.Kallistra

WW1 Austro-Hungarian Dragoons and Hussars by Kallistra

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

A preview of the master figures for the WW1 Early War Austro-Hungarian Dragoons and Hussars, both mounted and dismounted – to be released shortly.Kallistra

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Over the years, you and I have done some tremendous work to preserve hallowed ground at America’s most famous battlefield, Gettysburg. In a number of key transactions we have reclaimed significant portions at the first day’s battlefield of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle. In 2011, we helped save the ground over which General Henry Heth’s Confederates made their initial assault against the Union Army’s Iron Brigade. Just last year, we protected 35 crucial acres associated with the fighting on Barlow’s Knoll. And, of course, we have preserved and restored the site of Lee’s Headquarters on Seminary Ridge, itself the site of heavy action on July 1, 1863.

Now, you and I have the opportunity to save yet another piece of the First Day’s battlefield, a two-acre parcel on Oak Ridge that saw intense combat on the afternoon of July 1.

On Oak Ridge, men from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania let loose deadly fire into the faces of Colonel Alfred Iverson’s North Carolinians. The Yankees waited until the Rebels were within 50 yards before unleashing a furious volley at close range. “Unable to advance, unwilling to retreat,” the survivors of Iverson’s brigade hugged the ground for safety, waiting for a renewed Confederate assault to sweep the Federals from Oak Ridge.

With your help, we can save this important piece of the Gettysburg battlefield. We are not only adding to the more than 1,000 acres we have already saved at Gettysburg; we are preserving the memory of the brave Americans who fought here and ensuring that future generations will know their story. Help us save this key piece of American history.

The Civil War Trust

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

Save Oak Ridge at Gettysburg

Over the years, you and I have done some tremendous work to preserve hallowed ground at America’s most famous battlefield, Gettysburg. In a number of key transactions we have reclaimed significant portions at the first day’s battlefield of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle. In 2011, we helped save the ground over which General Henry Heth’s Confederates made their initial assault against the Union Army’s Iron Brigade. Just last year, we protected 35 crucial acres associated with the fighting on Barlow’s Knoll. And, of course, we have preserved and restored the site of Lee’s Headquarters on Seminary Ridge, itself the site of heavy action on July 1, 1863.

Now, you and I have the opportunity to save yet another piece of the First Day’s battlefield, a two-acre parcel on Oak Ridge that saw intense combat on the afternoon of July 1.

On Oak Ridge, men from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania let loose deadly fire into the faces of Colonel Alfred Iverson’s North Carolinians. The Yankees waited until the Rebels were within 50 yards before unleashing a furious volley at close range. “Unable to advance, unwilling to retreat,” the survivors of Iverson’s brigade hugged the ground for safety, waiting for a renewed Confederate assault to sweep the Federals from Oak Ridge.

With your help, we can save this important piece of the Gettysburg battlefield. We are not only adding to the more than 1,000 acres we have already saved at Gettysburg; we are preserving the memory of the brave Americans who fought here and ensuring that future generations will know their story. Help us save this key piece of American history.

The Civil War Trust

More 10mm ECW from Lancer Miniatures

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

Couple of new bits added to the 10mm ECW range. Rupert and Boy, mounted dragoons and command and a new dragoon kneeling firing to add a bit more variety to dragoon packAwaiting PicturesDragoon foot command 1 officer 1 drummerDragoon mounted command 3 f…

More 10mm ECW from Lancer Miniatures

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

Couple of new bits added to the 10mm ECW range. Rupert and Boy, mounted dragoons and command and a new dragoon kneeling firing to add a bit more variety to dragoon packAwaiting PicturesDragoon foot command 1 officer 1 drummerDragoon mounted command 3 f…

The Three Battles of Sand Creek: In Blood, in Court, and as the End of History

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The Three Battles of Sand Creek: In Blood, in Court, and as the End of History

The Sand Creek Battle, or Massacre, occurred on November 29-30, 1864, a confrontation between Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians and Colorado volunteer soldiers.

The affair was a tragic event in American history, and what occurred there continues to be hotly contested. Indeed, labeling it a “battle” or a “massacre” will likely start an argument before any discussion on the merits even begins. Even questions about who owns the story, and how it should be told, are up for debate. Many questions arise whenever Sand Creek is discussed: were the Indians peaceful? Did they hold white prisoners? Were they under army protection? Were excessive numbers of women and children killed, and were bodies mutilated? Did the Indians fly an American flag? Did the chiefs die stoically in front of their tipis? Were white scalps found in the village? Three hearings were conducted, and there seems to be an overabundance of evidence from which to answer these and other questions. Unfortunately, the evidence only muddies the issues. Award-winning Indian Wars author Gregory Michno divides his study into three sections.

The first, “In Blood,” details the events of November 29 and 30, 1864, in what is surely the most comprehensive account published to date. The second section, “In Court,” focuses on the three investigations into the affair, illustrates some of the biases involved, and presents some of the contradictory testimony. The third and final section, “The End of History,” shows the utter impossibility of sorting fact from fiction. Using Sand Creek as well as contemporary examples, Michno examines the evidence of eyewitnesses all of whom were subject to false memories, implanted memories, leading questions, prejudice, self-interest, motivated reasoning, social, cultural, and political mores, an over-active amygdala, and a brain that had a “mind” of its own―obstacles that make factual accuracy an illusion. Living in a postmodern world of relativism suggests that all history is subject to the fancies and foibles of individual bias.

The example of Sand Creek illustrates why we may be witnessing “the end of history.” Studying Sand Creek exposes our prejudices because facts will not change our minds we invent them in our memories, we are poor eyewitnesses, we follow the leader, we are slaves to our preconceptions, and assuredly we never let truth get in the way of what we already think, feel, or even hope. We do not believe what we see; instead, we see what we believe. Michno’s extensive research includes primary and select secondary studies, including recollections, archival accounts, newspapers, diaries, and other original records. The Three Battles of Sand Creek will take its place as the definitive account of this previously misunderstood, and tragic, event.

The Three Battles of Sand Creek: In Blood, in Court, and as the End of History

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The Three Battles of Sand Creek: In Blood, in Court, and as the End of History

The Sand Creek Battle, or Massacre, occurred on November 29-30, 1864, a confrontation between Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians and Colorado volunteer soldiers.

The affair was a tragic event in American history, and what occurred there continues to be hotly contested. Indeed, labeling it a “battle” or a “massacre” will likely start an argument before any discussion on the merits even begins. Even questions about who owns the story, and how it should be told, are up for debate. Many questions arise whenever Sand Creek is discussed: were the Indians peaceful? Did they hold white prisoners? Were they under army protection? Were excessive numbers of women and children killed, and were bodies mutilated? Did the Indians fly an American flag? Did the chiefs die stoically in front of their tipis? Were white scalps found in the village? Three hearings were conducted, and there seems to be an overabundance of evidence from which to answer these and other questions. Unfortunately, the evidence only muddies the issues. Award-winning Indian Wars author Gregory Michno divides his study into three sections.

The first, “In Blood,” details the events of November 29 and 30, 1864, in what is surely the most comprehensive account published to date. The second section, “In Court,” focuses on the three investigations into the affair, illustrates some of the biases involved, and presents some of the contradictory testimony. The third and final section, “The End of History,” shows the utter impossibility of sorting fact from fiction. Using Sand Creek as well as contemporary examples, Michno examines the evidence of eyewitnesses all of whom were subject to false memories, implanted memories, leading questions, prejudice, self-interest, motivated reasoning, social, cultural, and political mores, an over-active amygdala, and a brain that had a “mind” of its own―obstacles that make factual accuracy an illusion. Living in a postmodern world of relativism suggests that all history is subject to the fancies and foibles of individual bias.

The example of Sand Creek illustrates why we may be witnessing “the end of history.” Studying Sand Creek exposes our prejudices because facts will not change our minds we invent them in our memories, we are poor eyewitnesses, we follow the leader, we are slaves to our preconceptions, and assuredly we never let truth get in the way of what we already think, feel, or even hope. We do not believe what we see; instead, we see what we believe. Michno’s extensive research includes primary and select secondary studies, including recollections, archival accounts, newspapers, diaries, and other original records. The Three Battles of Sand Creek will take its place as the definitive account of this previously misunderstood, and tragic, event.

The 100 Hour War: The Conflict Between Honduras and El Salvador in July 1969

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

In July 9, while the world was expectant about the upcoming first manned landing on the moon, two little-known Central American States crossed sabers in what was derogatorily coined by the media as ‘The Soccer War’. Far from a simple out-of-hand sports…

Hey for Old Robin!: The Campaigns And Armies Of The Earl Of Essex During The First Civil War, 1642-44

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Hey For Old Robin! was the cry of the Earl of Essex’s army during the First Civil War as, contrary to modern popular belief, Robert Devereux was well-liked by the men he led. This book fills a gap in the literature of the Civil Wars, taking up the chal…

Hey for Old Robin!: The Campaigns And Armies Of The Earl Of Essex During The First Civil War, 1642-44

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Hey For Old Robin! was the cry of the Earl of Essex’s army during the First Civil War as, contrary to modern popular belief, Robert Devereux was well-liked by the men he led. This book fills a gap in the literature of the Civil Wars, taking up the chal…

The 100 Hour War: The Conflict Between Honduras and El Salvador in July 1969

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

In July 9, while the world was expectant about the upcoming first manned landing on the moon, two little-known Central American States crossed sabers in what was derogatorily coined by the media as ‘The Soccer War’. Far from a simple out-of-hand sports…

Father’s Day Sale from Osprey Publishing Ltd

Posted on June 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

It’s our Father’s Day Sale from Osprey Publishing Ltd25% off General Military, General Aviation & Games until 18th June!Browse the sale today.Osprey Publishing Ltd