Wars and Conflicts

Search and Destroy Tactics

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An Infantry Tactic refined somewhat during The Vietnam War (1965-1975), the practice of what would become “Search and Destroy” Tactics – would become st …

US MIM-72 ''Chaparral'' Missile

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Deployed in 1969 with The US Army in The Vietnam War – The MIM-72 “Chaparral” was a Surface To Air Defensive System. (4) ''Sidewinder” Rockets wer …

Bastion

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Sometimes referred to as a “Bulwark”, were angular structures that projected themselves outwards from the curtain wall of a defensive structure. They were des …

Blockhouse

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The theory of the Blockhouse defense system goes back (in some form) to the late 14th Century. They were ideally constructed and used as a strong point to be used against …

Cavalier Tower

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A predominate defensive feature of Spanish fortifications, Cavaliers were a popular construction style around the late 15th Century. These “mini Towers”, were …

Ostrog

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Predominately a Russian mid to late 16th/17th Century construction design, The Ostrog was on the Blockhouse family of defensive structures. Constructed entirely out of wo …

British Model 1722 Land Pattern .75 Caliber Musket

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Developed in England around 1722 (and in continual service until 1838), this weapon was the workhorse of not only The British Army, but many others. There were 4 variatio …

British King's Own Scottish Borderers

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A Scottish Regiment raised in 1689, it was recruited in response to The Jacobite Rebellion. Legend states that 800 recruits were signed up within 2 hours of posting muste …

British 90th Regiment of Foot

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Formed in 1791 in Scotland, The 90th Regiment of Foot was a component of The British Army. They were raised in direct response to The French Revolutionary War. They wore …

Lantern Shield

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This device comes from the 16th/17th Century. Developed in Italy, it saw little service outside outside of Italy (with an exception in Switzerland). The device combined a …