The third and last of my recently painted units for our game at Broadside a few weeks ago and this one's Ferdinando Hasting's regt of foot.The regiment was raised during the emergency of the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685. Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon was issued a warrant on 20 June 1685. As was customary, it was called Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot and based for recruiting in Buckinghamshire. The regiment was not ready in time for the battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685 but was sent to Scotland in 1689 after the Protestant William of Orange acceded to the throne of England. The Earl of Huntingdon was considered disloyal to King William III so was replaced by his kinsman Ferdinando Hastings in December 1688.At the Battle of Killiecrankie, in 1689, Hasting's Regiment were on the right of the English line, as they were at the back of the column during the advance into Killicrankie pass. As the Highlanders charged there was little time to fix bayonets and most of the soldiers turned and fled.
Posties Rejects will be making their annual trip to Sittingborne this weekend, for Milton Hundred Wargames Club's show "Broadside"We're hosting a demo game on The Battle of Killicrankie 1689, using the newest version of Beneath the Lily Banners "The War of Three Kings"Come and check out the game, it should be very interesting!!We've had a few practice games in the last one, due to some disastrous die rolls BigLee managed to hand the game to the Williamites and change history!!!Sunday 9th JuneBroadside Wargames ShowSwallows Leisure CentreCentral AveneueSittingbourneKentME10 4NT
The second newly painted unit for Beneath the Lily Banners "War of Three Kings" and the second regt form the Scots Brigade.Barthold Balfours regt were raised in 1603 by the Duke of Buccleugh for Dutch service.Jumping forward to 1672, they were commanded by John Kirckpatrick, At the start of the Franco-Dutch War they were garrisoned in Maastricht, defending the siege lines there in 1673. Also fighting at Grave 1674, Maastricht again in 1676, Cassel 1677 ans St Denis in 1678.In 1684 Barthold Balfour became the Colonel. James II ordered them home on account of the Monmouth rebellion, they along with Mackay's and Ramsay's arriving in Gravesend (my hometown) on 30th June 1685. They arrived too late for the Battle of Sedgemoor, so were sent back to the United Provinces unbloodied.They crossed the channel once again in 1688, were they were transferred form the Dutch establishment to the English.The next year they fought on the left of the English lines at the Battle of Killicrankie. Their Lt-Col George Lauder
Posties Rejects will be putting a game on at Milton Hundred's wargame show "Broadside" in Sittingborne on 9th June. Its my turn again to host the game, I was going to do a Donnybrook extravaganza, with loads of the figures I painted up during the Challenge. But there's not enough room to do the battle I wanted to do on a 6x4 table.So I switched scales back down to 15mm and I will be using Beneath the Lily Banners "The War of the Three Kings" rules. We've had a few practice games and ironed out a few bits, now I've just got to try and learn them off by heart, trouble is, I'm 51 and already have a mind full of mostly useless info. Trying to pack in all the changes to BLB is proving rather difficult!!I needs some oily fish me thinks!!!Anyway, I needed a few units for this said 15mm battle, I did consider just painting up the command stands and using other already painted units, But I knew in my heart that this would bug the crap out of me. So I've painted them up, the figures from Essex were destined to be