Royal Ecossais

I have now added the Royal Ecossais to my 18th Century wargames armies.  They are one of my favourite units, so I have been looking forward to this.

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I had made one figure already, of their Regimental Colonel Lord John Drummond.  He arrived in Scotland with his Regiment on 26th November 1745.  The main Jacobite Army was marching south from Carlisle towards Preston at that stage.  Major General Lord Strathallan had been left in command of a small number of Jacobite forces in Scotland, but Lord John Drummond was now appointed as a Jacobite Lieutenant General, so took over command of the troops in Scotland and set about raising considerably more.  I modelled him wearing the Scottish version of his Royal Ecossais uniform, short jacket and blue bonnet, with a plaid slung over his left shoulder.

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Command Sabots

Several of my wargame figures can be used in different levels of command, reflecting history.lord-george-murray

For example Lord George Murray commanded a Brigade at Prestonpans, but after that commanded the Jacobite Highland Division.  He is shown here as a Brigade Commander, wearing Murray Lord George tartan for his jacket and breeches, with a plaid of Murray of Atholl tartan.  He is an unconverted Strelets Jacobite figure.

When commanding the Highland Division, I want to show him on a Command Sabot accompanied by his ADC, Colonel Ker of Graden. Continue reading