The French and Indian War saw the French and British battle for control of a continent from 1754 to 1763.
Extraordinarily hard men fought in savage conditions.
The wars consequences were far reaching and profound.
At a more micro level the war served as a training ground for many of the giants of the American Revolution. (Much like the Mexican War for the American Civil War - although that's a topic for another thread). COL Washington would have a very mixed war in the French and Indian War but the experience shaped him to forge a Nation.
The legacy of the French and Indian War still lives on in the US Army to today.
"Stand To" (100% security) is still pulled at BMNT (Before Morning Nautical Twilight) and EENT (End Evening Nautical Twilight) as that's "when the "French and Indians attack."
Rogers' Rules are still found at the front of the US Army Ranger Handbook:
The US Army Rangers are named after Rogers' Rangers.
What's the point of all this. A WGA line for the French and Indian war would be most welcome. It would fill the 200 odd year gap between the Renaissance and Napoleonic Wars if nothing else ;)
I hope others will share their thoughts and/or materials on the French and Indian War here.