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This diorama of Braddock's Defeat during the French and Indian Wars consists entirely of figures from John Jenkins Designs. Read down if you want to know more about it.
Militiludibriology (mil·i·til·u·di-bri·ol·o·gy) = the study of toy soldiers
I started by buying about a half-dozen pieces by John Jenkins Designs. But then I found a guy selling a lot of these figures very cheap and I couldn't help myself. These are actually picked from several series. John Jenkins pieces for the French and Indian Wars come from five different battles. Most of these came from the Battle of the Monogahela (1755) and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759), also called the Siege of Quebec.
Battle of the Monongahela, (also known as the Battle of Braddock's Field and the Battle of the Wilderness), took place on 9 July 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, at Braddock's Field in what is now Braddock, Pennsylvania, 10 miles (16 km) east of Pittsburgh. A British force under General Edward Braddock, moving to take Fort Duquesne, was defeated by a force of French and Canadian troops under Captain Daniel Liénard de Beaujeu with its American Indian allies.
The defeat marked the end of the Braddock expedition, by which the British had hoped to capture Fort Duquesne and gain control of the strategic Ohio Country. Braddock was mortally wounded in the battle and died during the retreat near present-day Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He specifically asked for George Washington, who accompanied him on the march, to oversee his burial. The remainder of the column retreated south-eastwards and the fort, and region, remained in French hands until its capture in 1758.
Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec (Bataille des Plaines d'Abraham, or Première bataille de Québec in French), was a pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (referred to as the French and Indian War in the United States). The battle, which began on 13 September 1759, was fought by the British Army and Navy against the French Army on a plateau just outside the walls of Quebec City, on land that was originally owned by a farmer named Abraham Martin, hence the name of the battle. The battle involved fewer than 10,000 troops between both sides, but proved to be a deciding moment in the conflict between France and Britain over the fate of New France, influencing the later creation of Canada.
The culmination of a three-month siege by the British, the battle lasted about an hour. British troops commanded by General James Wolfe successfully resisted the column advance of French troops and Canadian militia under General Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm, employing new tactics that proved extremely effective against standard military formations used in most large European conflicts. Both generals were mortally wounded during the battle.
"Return to the Battle of Monongahela" - 1755. Diorama crafted by Michael Miller - Figures by John Jenkins Designs.
"Braddock's Defeat" - Diorama crafted by Maurizio Bersell - Figures by Oniria Miniatures.