jjDESIGNS 10th ANNIVERSARY – Jacobite Rebellion
For JULY we continue the 10th Anniversary celebrations, with the second Jacobite “BOOSTER/STARTER” Set!
This set will only be offered for sale until the end of JULY, or until stock runs out.
Jacobite Rebellion 1745
jjDESIGNS 10th ANNIVERSARY
The first range produced by jjDesigns was The Battle on the Monongahela Series. This mainly consisted of the “luckless,” 44th Regiment of Foot.
The other British Line Regiment at Monongahela was the 48th Regiment of Foot.
The regiment was first raised in 1741 as James Cholmondeley’s Regiment of Foot in Norwich, England during the War of Austrian Succession.
The regiment first saw action at the Battles of Falkirk and Culloden in 1745-1746.
In 1748, it was renumbered as the 48th Regiment of Foot. The 48th took part in the French and Indian War, being part of General Edward Braddock’s ill-fated expedition of 1755.
They received their first battle honour in the Americas at the Battle of Louisburg, although the Regiment did not receive their due honour for this until 1882. The 48th was also part of General James Wolfe’s force at the capture of Quebec in 1759.
As a special 10th Anniversary Release, the 48th Regiment of Foot figures released in 2016, will be available at the original 2006 prices!
Three Line Infantry for the 48th Regiment of foot will also be produced in 2016, and will also be sold at 2006 prices! Command sets will be available in 2017, but will be sold at 2017 prices.
Battle of Monongahela, 1755
The Interwar Aviation series covers aircraft that were developed and used between World War 1 and World War 2, and was known as the “Golden Age of Aviation.”
In the two decades between the end of World War 1 and the start of World War 2, military aviation underwent a complete transformation. The typical combat aircraft of 1918 was a fabric-covered externally braced biplane with fixed landing gear and open cockpits. Few aero engines developed as much as 250 horsepower, and top speeds of 200 km (120 miles) per hour were exceptional. By 1939 the first-line combat aircraft of the major powers were all-metal monoplanes with retractable landing gear.
Whilst on occupation duty at Nieuwied during the spring of 1919, several pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron, USAS, had their SPAD XIII’s repainted in colourful paint schemes. The American flag scheme was painted onto the SPAD XIII flown by Captain Reed Chambers. The wings and fuselage were painted in Red and white stripes, while the nose and empennage were blue with white stars. Although striking the pilots of the 94th Aero Squadron quickly found out that the performance of their planes suffered because of the extra weight of the paint needed to apply these extravagant colour schemes!
Inter-War Aviation Collection
Great War – British
**PLEASE NOTE THIS NOW COMPLETES THE GWB-50 SETS**
Wheels across the desert
American Expeditionary Forces
American Expeditionary Forces
Raid on St Francis
Lacrosse has its origins in a tribal game played by eastern Woodlands Native Americans and by some Plains Indians tribes in what is now Canada.
The game began with the ball being tossed into the air and the two sides rushing to catch it. Because of the large number of players involved, these games generally tended to involve a huge mob of players swarming the ball and slowly moving across the field. Passing the ball was thought of as a trick, and it was seen as cowardly to dodge an opponent.
Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America. There is evidence that a version of lacrosse originated in what is now Canada as early as the 17th century
Traditional lacrosse games were sometimes major events that could last several days. As many as 100 to 1,000 men from opposing villages or tribes would participate. The games were played in open plains located between the two villages, and the goals could range from 500 yards ,to 6 miles apart!
There are traditionally three areas of scoring on the stickball pole. There is a mark, about chest high on the pole, and when scored above, awards one point. Contact below that point is not scored. The top half of the pole, well above arms reach, is worth two points when hit. The very top of the pole, usually embellished with a large figure of a fish, is worth three points. In recreational games, scoring is loosely kept, most times by the audience or a few players. Games typically reach around twenty points before concluding
Lacrosse traditionally had many different purposes. Some games were played to settle inter-tribal disputes. This function was essential to keeping the Six Nations of the Iroquois together. Lacrosse was also played to toughen young warriors for combat, for recreation, as part of festivals, and for the bets involved.
Raid on Saint Francis, 1759
On July 6, 1757, the South Carolina Provincial Regiment was created by an act of the Assembly. The regiment was to be made up of 7 companies of 100 men each. The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant-colonel Probart Howarth. Howarth, a veteran of Braddock’s campaign, also held a commission as lieutenant in the Independent Companies.
”They have passed a Vote here for granting a Sum for raising 700 Men subject to the Orders & Disposal of Lord Loudoun, have put them on the same Establishment with our Troops, and have given your old Acquaintance Howarth the Command of Them, as Lieut. Colo. & Commandant of the So. Carolina Provincials.” (George Washington Papers (memory.loc.gov/), Captain George Mercer to George Washington, August 17, 1757.)
Each company was led by 1 captain , 2 lieutenants and 1 ensign. Each company also had 4 sergeants, 4 corporals and 2 drummers.
The regiment was also known as the Buffs, due to the facing colour of their uniforms. Men were only recruited with great difficulty, and by mid 1758 the regiment contained only about 550 privates. Attempts were made to fill up the regiment by enlisting vagrants.
Provincial Regiments 1759
Raid on St Francis
The 24-pounder was a common naval gun. It was the preferred “attacking” siege gun, as it hit hard, and the gun weight was still manageable.
The 18-pounder was the preferred “defensive” siege gun, similar in size with nearly the same range as a 24-pounder, but it saved on gun powder, which was nearly always a huge concern for whoever was being besieged.
The British had two 18-pounders at Fort William Henry, six more at Fort Edward. During the siege of Fort William Henry, the two 18-pounders “burst” from over firing.
Many of the larger mid- and late18th century ships were furnished with a mix of 24-pounders (middle deck) and 32-pounders (lower deck) with lighter guns on the upper deck.
At Fort William Henry, the British had two 32-pounders. Both these 32-pounders burst from over firing during the siege.
The 32-pounders at Fort William Henry beat off an attack by the French trying a “silent” capture” of the fort in March 1757.
With such heavy guns, we know the gun carriage was not a field gun carriage or even a siege gun carriage, but a ships gun/garrison carriage. These were easy enough to obtain off British naval vessels.
During the Siege of Louisbourg, the British navy loaned at least four 32-pounders for use with Wolfe’s siege batteries.
On July 11, 1759, the British Army opened two batteries at Point aux Peres opposite to Quebec. One consisted of six 32-pounders and other was formed of five 13-inch mortars. During the Siege of Quebec, the British Army fired 18,000 rounds from their 32-pounder batteries
Raid on Saint Francis, 1759