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Tango0102 Jul 2023 9:19 p.m. PST

"The history of British artillery during the '45 is worth recounting in full, because it is interesting but brief. The first permanent artillery unit was formed in 1716, and made into a formal regiment (Royal Regiment of Artillery – ‘RA') in 1722, so that by 1745 it consisted of at least nine companies. When the Jacobite Rebellion began the RA provided the guns and gunners for the army formed to meet the rebels, lead by the Duke of Cumberland, but this army failed to catch the Jacobites before they retreated from their invasion of England, so the first action the RA saw was the siege of Carlisle in December 1745, where the only English town to be garrisoned by the Jacobites quickly surrendered once the RA deployed six 18-pounder guns against it. The army then moved into Scotland, but did not catch the rebel army until the climactic battle of Culloden in April 1746, which was the second and last action by the RA. Given the terrible roads in the region, the commanders had wisely chosen to take only their lightest pieces, and so the Government army deployed 10 3-pounder cannon and six light Coehorn mortars. The effect of these is much debated today, but in any event the battle was largely decided by musket and bayonet rather than guns, after which the rebellion was finally crushed…"





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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2023 9:39 a.m. PST

Thanks! Until I saw this and checked the link, I had no idea there were plastic Jacobite Rebellion figures in this scale on the market.

(My armies are all metal, and go back decades, but it's still nice to know the period is attracting more interest.)

Tango0104 Jul 2023 3:27 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!….


Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2023 4:41 p.m. PST

Je vous en prie!

Tango0105 Jul 2023 3:29 p.m. PST



Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2023 6:49 p.m. PST

Can they be used for French and Indian War?

Tango0110 Sep 2023 4:27 p.m. PST

IMHO … they can…


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