This is my second in the Tribute to America series. It is depicting the Battle of Bunker Hill fought shortly after Lexington on June 17, 1775.
About this creation
June 17, 1775
British troops with the intention of marching inland toward Boston encountered an obstacle of about 1,200 colonial soldiers under William Prescott who had stealthily occupied Bunker and Breed's Hill and made entrenchments there. The British at first lined up and blasted away at the men in the trenches but they lost too many men. After that unsuccessful ploy they charged up the hill with bayonets while the colonials pummeled them with bullets. On the 3rd try up the hill the British managed to scatter rebels.
It came to pass that the Colonial army marched all day and dug all night so they would be able to take a break when the reinforcements came. However the reinforcements did not come and the tired men were required to defend for another 8 hours!
Notice the Gent in the blue. That is William Prescott who allegedly encouraged his soldiers by getting up outside the Trench and began addressing them with British shooting at him. Miraculously he survived. One of his famous quotes(though he did not coin the phrase) "Men the reinforcements promised to us have not yet arrived. Therefore I believe that the men who built these trenches are able to defend them. If I can stand safe up here then surely you all can stand safe in there. Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
I had a fun time with this pic. You can see the shot fired then the blood spurting out the back.
The guy in the green is a bit of a nube. It appears that he is loading his musket while picking his teeth with a British bayonet. I'm not too sure that is good for his health though his friend to the left has him covered.
Some shots of the second trench.
You can see the drummer boy is not really a boy because the commander ordered the boys to go away because the Colonials were expected to stay there even to the death. (however this did not stop most of them from running.)
The British are charging with bayonets which were very intimidating to the rebels due to their lack of hand to hand implements except the rifles and shovels.
A shot of the front of the shot guy. Pardon the pun.
The black giant there is Peter Salem who killed the Commander of the British army.
Legend says he was the last in the trench to give retreat. Salem also fought in Concord(not Lexington).
Here is an early casualty of the rebels. One of the cowards who gave away early on. Also in the top left part of the pic you see a paper bags wasps nest.
Colonel John Pitcairn. He was eventually killed by freed slave Peter Salem.
Well there it is. Though the British eventually crumbled the defenses it is considered a Pyrrhic victory for them because of the losses they sustained.( over a 1,000 casualties.)
Well thank you all,
I love it. American Revolution is practically my favorite history, and this really replicates most of the battle. If it was possible, constructing the fort of which the Colonial troops were on would look epic. Where did you get all the Redcoats and "blue-coats" (Continentals).
Again, I'm very pleased by the detail and facts you are giving us in these creations. I feel like I have learned a lot in the last twenty minutes reading and taking in the elements and effort you put into your Tribute to America scenes. Thank you!
Quoting jake robinson
what sord did you use for the bayonets? please respond.
Alright beb first things first. Sword. S'W'ORD. Capitalization on the first letter of each sentence. And if you want me to have any hope of returning your question you would give an I like it. Just a future tip. You are more likely to be answered if you actually have some manners.
By the way it is a Brickarms Prototype no yet in production.
Fantastic job! This is a great colonial creation. There are so few...
On a serious note, I'm the director for a Lego-animation film and we're looking for extra builders. Please feel free to visit our website to get a feel for the project: www.monitogostudios.com. If this is something you think you'd be interested in helping with, please contact me. There is an email address on the sponsor page of the website.
Great job including Peter Salem, he is one of my favorite rev war topics. The interesting fact is that African Americans fought at not only Concord but also Lexington. On Lexington green there was a black slave named Prince Estabrook who got shot in the left arm during the exchange. He later served with the Ticonderoga garrison, his unit was disbanded in 1781. (he did not help capture, just defend it)