The Battle of Fort Carillon, Ticonderoga was fought on July 8, 1758
The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally the 43rd Highlanders, they were renumbered the 42nd in 1748.
After the 1715 Jacobite Rising the British government did not have the resources or manpower to keep a standing army in the Scottish highlands. As a result, they were forced to keep order by recruiting men from local Highland clans that had been loyal to the Whigs. This proved to be unsuccessful in deterring crime, especially cattle rustling, so independent companies (of what would be known as the Black Watch) were raised as a militia in 1725 by George Wade to keep “watch” for crime, and “Black” which came from the dark tartan that they wore.
In 1881, when the 42nd amalgamated with the 73rd Regiment of Foot, the new regiment was named ‘The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)’.
- TIC-006 — 42nd Regiment of Foot – Figure Firing #1
- TIC-007 — 42nd Regiment of Foot – Figure Firing #2
Battle of the Plains of Abraham & Braddock’s Defeat
Of the approximately 1,300 men Braddock had led into battle, 456 were killed and 422 wounded. Commissioned officers were prime targets and suffered greatly: out of 86 officers, 26 were killed and 37 wounded. Of the 50 or so women that accompanied the British column as maids and cooks, only 4 survived.
Before the populist uprising known as the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Lochaber axes were relegated to the Scottish constabulary, and were somewhat viewed as the police baton of the day.
Many of the Prince’s army equipped themselves with Lochaber axes, until such a time they could discard the axes for captured muskets and bayonets or arms supplied by the French.
In hand-to-hand combat, the axe, in common with other polearms such as the halberd, has a spike on the end, to be used on close combat in a thrusting motion. The axe on the side, coupled with the long pole, delivered a powerful blow to infantry or dismounted cavalry.
Finally, the hook on the back allowed infantry to hook the cavalry off their horses. To accomplish this, as the cavalry charged, the highlanders would suddenly change formation from a large body, into smaller bodies of men with clear channels between them. The horses would naturally go into these channels, and the foot soldiers would hook the cavalry off their horses, then use their axes on them with devastating effect. The hook supposedly could also be used for scaling walls.
First Sudan War 1884-1885
These Figures are not “fully equipped”….. under the kilt
Battle of Chippewa – War of 1812
Lieutenant Armstrong was a seven year veteran, and was in command of two brass 24 pdr guns. These were cast as experimental weapons during the reign of George II, and had been sent to Canada during the Revolutionary War.
On given the command to open fire, it signaled the start of the battle on the plain.
- Weight on Carriage 4963 lbs
- Service Life 500-600 rounds in service
- Weight of Projectile(Round Shot) 24lbs
- Range Round Shot Theoretical Maximum 2000 yds, Effective Maximum 1000-2000 yds,
Favored Range 800-1000 yds
- Canister 600 yds
- Effectiveness Under optimum conditions a 24pdr round shot could penetrate 40 human beings.
- Rate of Fire One Round per minute
Knights of the Skies
The Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane) was built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918.
It became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 20 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Compared to the Albatros and Pfalz fighters, the Dr.I offered exceptional maneuverability. Though the ailerons were not very effective, the rudder and elevator controls were light and powerful. Rapid turns, especially to the right, were facilitated by the triplane’s marked directional instability. Vizefeldwebel Franz Hemer of Jasta 6 said, “The triplane was my favorite fighting machine because it had such wonderful flying qualities. I could let myself stunt — looping and rolling — and could avoid an enemy by diving with perfect safety. The triplane had to be given up because although it was very maneuverable, it was no longer fast enough.
- SCALE 1/30
- MODEL DIMENSIONS approx 9 1/2” x 8” x 4”