The French and Indian War is one of those strange, multi-sided conflicts whose legacy greatly depends on your point of view.  For the French and the British, it was a limited colonial war, an offshoot of bigger and more important fighting.  For Americans it was the last tim9781849085649-th2e they fought as British subjects, and its significance is obscured by the more important American Revolution. For the many different tribes of Native Americans the war was a continuation of their generations long conflict against other tribes, combined with fighting against the encroaching European settlers.

However, regardless of the conflict’s long-term meaning, it is a fascinating chapter in military history.  Two of the great military powers on earth travelled across the ocean to the great forests of North America, and there had to learn a completely new style of warfare. Much of the early fighting involved the Europeans getting ‘schooled’ (in both the old and new sense of the word) by the Natives and American/Canadian settlers as they learned to adapt to the close packed terrain.

But is it still a popular subject for military history fans? Well, here at Osprey we are guessing that it is.  Last year we released MAA 467: North American Indian Tribes of the Great Lakes.  This month sees the exciting release RAID 27: Tomahawk and Musket – French and Indian Raids in the Ohio Valley 1758.

So, if you need a break from World War II or the battles of Napoleon, why not try out a war that had highlanders running around in forests shooting it out with Native Americans!