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MikeWall
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Scottish uniforms

Post by MikeWall » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:07 pm

I have a unit of Scottish infantry ready to paint from the Front Rank range for 1685-1700 in bonnets and plaid.
The question is, did any infantry units wear this dress for the Williamite wars in Ireland or Scotland?
I cannot find any reference so far and may have to use a bit of imagination (I can get away with it as most of my gaming is solo)

Any help would be appreciated

And a happy new year to you all

Mike
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Re: Scottish uniforms

Post by Rohan Wilmott » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:55 am

Hello, Mike.

I would say that a "must have" reference for you is Stuart Reid's excellent book "I met the Devil & Dundee - The Battle of Killiecrankie 1689" printed by Partizan Press & available through Caliver Books

http://www.caliverbooks.com/bookview.ph ... 1&id=15607

It has a good history, excellent uniform detail for both sides & some colour plates of uniforms & flags.

This should do the trick for you....& probably entice you to build more units!! :roll:

Cheers, Rohan.
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Re: Scottish uniforms

Post by obriendavid » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:23 pm

Or you could look for 'The Last Scots Army 1661-1714' also by Stuart Reid or 'The Scots Army 1661-1688' by Charles Dalton.
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Re: Scottish uniforms

Post by MikeWall » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:22 pm

Thanks to you both for taking the trouble. I will check out the 2 books
you suggest
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Re: Scottish uniforms

Post by Giorgio » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:40 pm

From Reid's one Argyle's regmt could be' a good choice pag,23. The grenadier had fur caps. Regards Giorgio
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Re: Scottish uniforms

Post by MikeWall » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:16 am

Books arrived yesterday and they are a mine of information, thanks a lot for the suggestions.
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