Thursday, 14 February 2013

RP No 121 Scots Jacobite for Killicrankie, Wallace's Horse


The only regt of Horse, (that is if you can call 40 actual men a regt of Horse), that were present on the Jacobite side during the Battle of Killiecrankie.
The unit were made up from two separate entities, firstly the remnants of Dundee's own regt, The Royal Regiment of Horse, which was raised in December 1682 and disbanded on 1st April 1689, they originally wore red coats lined white, but in December 1685 this was changed to red coats lined yellow along with a change of name, they became "His Majesty's Own Regt of Horse", but seem to have still used their old name. Added to Dundee's small remnant of Horse were some volunteer cavalrymen led by the Earl of Dunfermline, who wore civilian dress, hence the three non red coated figures in the unit. Dunfermline was supposed to be given command of the Horse but at the last minute Sir William Wallace of Craigie revealed he had a commission from King James, to lead the unit, after all he had held a commission in the Royal Regt of Horse and commanded a troop since 1687.
During the Battle, Dundee seeing the Williamite Horse advancing moved the horse up, this was too much for the Williamite Horse, seeing not only the Highlanders charging downhill, but now Cavalry as well, they turned tail and fled.
The figures are all from Essex minis, the red coats were a few left over figures from their NYW range, while the bonnet wearing Scots are from their Renaissance range. As for the flag, I'm not even sure they carried one? But I've given them a plain yellow flag anyway, that could/might have been used by the Royal regt of Horse when they were still active.






35 comments:

  1. Great looking unit Ray. I like the mixed uniform as it gives them that irregular look.

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  2. A great variety of figures and uniforms, I love them!
    Phil.

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  3. Excellent look, Ray. They look properly motley!

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  4. Yet another nice unit. Surely not many more to go now?

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  5. You never disappoint! Consistent quality work.

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  6. Really nice looking figures as per, also typicaly nice bit of history of the regiment

    Ian

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    1. It just adds a little, to the post, kinda brings the unit to life.

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  7. Why not give them a flag? They went into battle after all, they deserve it! Great job, Ray.

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  8. My gosh, Ray. You really do an excellent job.

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  9. Another great looking cav unit, Ray. Best, Dean

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  10. nice work Ray, BTW Anne and I are thinking it would be really good to send you down the Worlds longest Water slide that's north of where I live... I guess you could take Fran so long as they find out its safe.

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    1. See Ray, taking the piss out of you makes everyone happy :)

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    2. I'm up for it, but I'm not sure about Fran!

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  11. More Scots woot woot!!! Please paint some for me in kilts. 28mm big brawny lads with muscular calves, big arms and barrel chests.

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    1. No 28's I'm afraid, all 15mm for me!

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  12. Very nice. I copied one of the pics into my photo editor to get a close up view...and this is some fine work, Boss. Did you add the beards? If so, "You the man!" If not, "You are still the man!"

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  13. I like the disruptive middle horse

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    1. I hate the rearing horse, it does just not fit in e with the rest of the army.

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  14. Very very nice Ray. I like the variety within the unit.

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  15. For such a small unit, there certainly is a lot of character there. The main part of thebattlefield of Killikrankie is a huge slope, so it's no surprise there were so few horse involved.
    You could have got away with a white or black saltire on the flag.

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    1. Yep, it was on a massive slope, and yes a saltire would have worked just as good.

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  16. They look good Ray, well painted and based.

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  17. Well done Ray and I like history bit as well.

    Christopher

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  18. 40 men in a regiment? Interesting unit, and history too. Very well painted!!!

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