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26 Aug 2020 6:11 a.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Aug 2020 6:10 a.m. PST

Which battle from the Jacobite Wars makes the best wargaming scenario?

John Leahy26 Aug 2020 6:39 a.m. PST

Culloden with the Jacobites being all together and achieving surprise with their attack march.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 7:48 a.m. PST

Prestonpans, to start the campaign and terrify the British player.

MajorB26 Aug 2020 8:09 a.m. PST

All of them.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 8:10 a.m. PST

Falkirk is a nice balanced scenario that either side can win. Plus you get a battle where highlanders on foot Charge and scare off mounted British Dragoons.

advocate26 Aug 2020 10:53 a.m. PST

I'd go with Falkirk too.

JimDuncanUK26 Aug 2020 2:28 p.m. PST

I would do Prestonpans as it is just a few miles down road.

I would adjust things to make it a fair battle.

mildbill27 Aug 2020 5:17 a.m. PST

what about bonnie Dundee?

MajorB27 Aug 2020 12:44 p.m. PST

what about bonnie Dundee?

What about him?

Sandinista27 Aug 2020 8:46 p.m. PST

Killikrankie is a good battle to fight, a shame Bonnie Dundee got in the way of his own musketeers

Bill N28 Aug 2020 5:17 a.m. PST


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 7:58 a.m. PST

From the little I know, Falkirk seems like a good battle.

ReallySameSeneffeAsBefore01 Sep 2020 9:32 a.m. PST

Sheriffmuir 1715- a fascinating battle where each army's right wing routed their opponents and turned through ninety degrees to confront each other for the eventual drawn tactical engagement- though strategic government victory.

It also had the spectacle of the Scots Greys (who- a government officer noted- "are never backward on these occasions") piling into their Jacobite opponents with Napoleonic fury.

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Robert le Diable10 Sep 2020 6:32 p.m. PST

What about "Bonnie Dundee"/"Bluidy Clavers" (Claverhouse)? It's a reminder that The Wars of the British Succession [c.] RG 2020 involved not only the '45, and the Rising of 1715, but, as mildbill implies and others adduce, the earlier campaigns in both Scotland and Ireland. Sherrifmuir as a wargame has, as far as I understand, the added attraction of the presence of Rob Roy MacGregor and crew, waiting to join in with the winning side and eventually plundering the dead of both. Suas Alba!

takeda33311 Sep 2020 1:27 a.m. PST

Working up forces for Killcrankie now, thanks for the idea!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Sep 2020 1:55 a.m. PST

I was also thinking that Killiecrankie would be fun- it's a doable size and could have gone either way. One I hope to do, some day.

jocknroll11 Sep 2020 2:23 a.m. PST

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