Friday, April 11, 2008
The Standard Is Raised
The Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart, has landed in Scotland and has raised his royal standard at Glenfinnan in order to rally the Highland clans to his cause. You may recall that the Pretender advanced to Edinburgh and captured the town without firing a shot.
There are rumors that a small contingent of Gallian and Hibernian allies have landed a small force of infantry (the Hibernian Piquets and the Royal Ecossais Regiment), a squadron of cavalry (Fitzjames Horse) and two Swedish 4-pound cannon and artillery crew in Scotland to assist the Young Pretender.
Now comes the news that His Britannic Majesty George II has authorized General John Cope to embark on a mission to bring the Young Pretender to battle. The two armies are expected to engage in battle within the next three weeks, around May the 3rd.
General Cope is expected to offer battle to the Young Pretender under the formal articles of war better known as Batailles de l'Ancien Regime (or BAR). The Pretender's army is expected to comprise nearly 2,400 infantry and 240 cavalry (240 figures of infantry and 24 of cavalry) plus the afore-mentioned artillery. A similar force of Government soldiers will defend the lands and honor of King George II.
God Save the King!
Posted by Der Alte Fritz at 5:02 PM