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by Colonel1689
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

Four companies of Amarongen's Swiss regiment took the field at Glenshiel.
by Colonel1689
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Killiecrankie questions???
Replies: 18
Views: 4976

Re: Killiecrankie questions???

There is also graves of redcoat officers near Urrard house. As I understand it, the battle was not the massive rout as some history books will tell you and that a number of companies stood their ground and pulled back in good order some staying until darkness in and around Urrard house and having ti...
by Colonel1689
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Killiecrankie questions???
Replies: 18
Views: 4976

Re: Killiecrankie questions???

Colonel1689... a question, on your map you show both Leven's and Kenmuir's in 2 divisions each, why did you do that? I know these regiments were larger than the more experienced units but did you have info that specified each formed in separate divisions? thanks The map was a copy from John Sadlers...
by Colonel1689
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Killiecrankie questions???
Replies: 18
Views: 4976

Re: Killiecrankie questions???

What thatmap does not convey is the height differential at the start positions between the two armies. If there was ever a case where wargaming terrain slopes could be considered remotely accurate.. this is it. It is like a ski slope or if you've ever seen the cheese rolling it is not quite as shar...
by Colonel1689
Mon May 26, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Empire Total War
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Empire Total War

My apologies if this is inappropriate for this forum but I was wondering if anyone here did much computer wargaming and if anyone was looking forward to Empire Total War? I heard recently that they plan to include the Jacobite rebellions.
by Colonel1689
Sun May 25, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Pikeman at Killiecrankie
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Thanks guys!

How likely is it that Hugh Mackay invented the ring bayonet after the disaster at Killiecrankie?
by Colonel1689
Thu May 22, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Pikeman at Killiecrankie
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Thanks Mackay was from Scourie in Sutherland as far as I'm aware. I also believe that Mackay faught alongside Dundee in Holland. I had always wondered if large numbers of pikemen would have strenthend the redcoat line in the face of the charge but the few pikemen in each company would have had littl...
by Colonel1689
Thu May 22, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Pikeman at Killiecrankie
Replies: 4
Views: 2389

Pikeman at Killiecrankie

Hello. Hanging in my room is a painting of the Battle of Killiecrankie by Alan Heriot. In the background I can just make out a company of pikemen behind a line of musketeers. I was wondering if anyone knew the ratio of muskets to pikes in Mackays army? Having visited the site many times I have to sa...