Additional Jacobite Prince’s Lifeguards

When I originally modelled my Prince’s Lifeguards, I did so just as three figures.  This was my depiction of them as they were at Culloden, two figures of Lord Elcho’s Troop forming a composite Squadron with two figures of Fitzjames’ Cavalerie and one figure of Lord Balmerino’s Troop forming a composite Prince Charles’ escort troop with one figure of Fitzjames Cavalerie.

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Fitzjames Cavalerie

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The French-Irish Fitzjames Cavalerie were sent to Scotland in February 1745, but three squadrons were captured at sea by the Royal Navy and only one squadron landed.  This is shown here.

I have shown them on matched black horses, but actually all of their horses were captured and they were remounted by dismounting Pitsligo’s Horse and Kilmarnock’s Horse Grenadiers, who then formed a Jacobite foot regiment, Kilmarnock’s Footguards.

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Jacobite Cavalry

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I painted one small unit of Jacobite Cavalry when I made the Jacobite Army for Prestonpans.  This was Strathallan’s Horse, shown here.  They are converted from Strelets British Light Dragoons in Egypt.

 

 

 

I have now created the remainder of the Jacobite Cavalry.  The units were all quite small, but I have modelled them at the greatest size they reached during the Jacobite Rebellion, which was the strength that they were at the invasion of England and Falkirk.

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