The Battle on Snowshoes

The Battle on Snowshoes is so called because the British fought on said footwear, owing to the ground being covered in four feet of snow. The principal combatants were the famous Rogers' Rangers and some volunteers from the 27th Inniskilling Regiment against a force of some 400 Indians commanded by a pair of French ensigns. The battle ended in defeat for the British rangers, killing all but a handful of the scouts. Rogers himself escaped, though the French reported him dead due to his leaving behind his regimental jacket. It is widely believed that the French knew the reconnaissance mission was coming from their capture of a ranger from a different company from an earlier expedition. Choose a hand-painted metal figure below for a closer examination of our collection of John Jenkins Designs Battle on Snowshoes toy soldiers.

French & Indian War by John Jenkins Designs