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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2022 8:59 p.m. PST

Not long ago I painted up some figures to represent the luckless Manchester regiment raised among English Jacobite volunteers in late 1745, during the course of the Stuart rebellion

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This unit did not see much action, and was in fact left as a garrison in Carlisle when the Jacobite army withdrew from England and was captured when the city surrendered to advancing Government forces. Many of its leaders were executed. But I wanted to have it available as a potential fighting regiment for my Jacobite rebellion games. This shows the unit in the scale I've adopted and the figures are a mix of old MiniFigs and Dixon and Ral Partha and who knows what else, borrowed from other periods, since this whole enterprise predates when newer 1745 ranges were made available.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2022 9:03 p.m. PST

Colonel Francis Towneley is wearing his French regimentals (he held a commission under King Louis), the flag is conjectural but based on what little description is recorded, and the uniforms are likewise based on what we assume was worn -- blue coats faced red seem likely, issued from stores brought from France, with tartan sashes mentioned and shown in contemporary illustrations. The rest would be civilian gear, and with a white cockade in the hat to show their allegiance to the Stuart cause.

Whirlwind15 Nov 2022 10:46 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting this, has reminded me that I could paint up this regiment too

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