Yorkshire Blues Revisited

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Thornton’s Company of Yorkshire Blues acted as an artillery escort at the Battle of Falkirk.  When I modelled them, I assumed that they were really 70 men strong, and therefore made them as a slightly understrength two figures, as described in a recent blog post.  I have now realised that they were larger than this.

 

On re-reading Christopher Duffy’s “Fight for a Throne – The Jacobite ’45 Reconsidered”, I came across a passage stating that Thornton’s company was 140 strong.  Clearly this was additional to the original four companies which were only 70 strong each.  I therefore decided to double the size of this company to four figures.  Fortuitously, I had two unallocated RedBox British Infantry figures.  One of these was identical to the firing figures which I had previously converted to an “on guard” position, as being more appropriate for an artillery escort.

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The second figure was in the classic British Army 1745 bayonet drill position.  I decided to convert this latter figure to a Yorkshire Blues officer by removing his musket (saving it for future conversions), removing cartridge box, haversack and water bottle, repositioning  his arms, then adding a sword and officer’s sash.

 

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Here is the enlarged complete company of Thornton’s Yorkshire Blues.  The officer has silver, as opposed to white, lace on his coat and silver lace on his hat.

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2 thoughts on “Yorkshire Blues Revisited

  1. esrasolutions April 13, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    As these are nearly in Everton Blue I shall think of them as Thornton’s Special Toffees

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  2. rodwargaming April 13, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Humbrol Matt 25 but, being half Scots and half Hampshire, I had not realised the association of that colour with a football team half way between those two!!!

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