This title examines the development of the Colonial Rangers in this period, and shows how they were taught to survive in the woods, to fight hand-to-hand, to scalp a fallen foe, and to fight across all types of terrain and in all weather conditions. Based on previously unpublished source material, it paints a vivid picture of the life, appearance and experiences of an American colonial ranger in the northern colonies. Covering the battle at Lovewell's Pond in 1725, a watershed event in New England's frontier history, through to King George's War (1740-1748), the rangers were prepared for the final imperial contest for control of North America, the French-Indian War (1754-1763).
About the Author
Gary Stephen Zaboly is a highly regarded expert on the 18th-century Rangers. Gary has written many articles for military magazines, and has illustrated and co-written several books, including 'Blood of Noble Men' and 'Roger's St Francis Raid.' His artwork appears in permanent exhibitions at The Alamo, Texas, and at the Lake George Historical Association.
Table of ContentsIntroduction · Chronology · Recruitment & Enlistment · Training and tactics · Camp life · On campaign · Esprit de corps · Rangers in battle · Legacy · Colour plate commentary · Index
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American Colonial Ranger (Warrior Series): The Northern Colonies 1724-64 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Gary Zaboly's entry in the Osprey Warrior series focuses on rangers on the American frontier. It's everything you'd want from this series on this topic. Though it's lessons could be applied to all rangers from this period, Zaboly draws heavily from Robert Rogers' writings on rangers. The text focuses on marksmanship, camp life and discipline, dress, as well as some of the important actions Rogers' Rangers participated in. It is well supported by Zaboly's own excellent color plates, which show a variety of rangers in training and battle motifs. The plate descriptions also do a super job of supporting the plates