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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2024 4:53 p.m. PST

"After a short hiatus we were back with the Hanoverians and the Jacobites. In my endless quest for inspiration this game was based upon the 1719 invasion and the battle of Glenshiels. This attempt by the Jacobites was backed by the Spanish and like all of them ended in defeat. For the purpose of this game in order to conceal the scenario a bit I called it the Battle of Glen Kerns and set in the post Culloden period. The Jacobites with French regular support are deployed up the glen. The hills are very difficult ground that you can't charge across. The Scots are mostly clans men, with some lowlanders blocking the road. The Loyalist forces have two regular British units, a couple of loyal clans and some Dutch and Hanoverians. They have two Coehorn mortars in support…"




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