Merchant Brig

And now for something completely different!!!

I have modelled my first ever ship, or to be accurate a two masted brig.  I did this because I wanted to model several of the amphibious or coastal operations which took place during the Jacobite Rebellion.  One of these was the Battle of the Forth on 11th January 1746 which was an unsuccessful attempt by the Royal Navy and a composite infantry/naval force to block a Jacobite Merchant Brig ferrying heavy guns across the Forth to besiege Stirling Castle.  A map of the action is shown below:

1- Battle of Forth

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