Saturday, January 21, 2017

1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots)




The 1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots) arrived in Canada in August 1812.   During the war it fought at the battles of Sackett's Harbor, the raid on Buffalo & Black Rock New York, as well as the capture of Fort Niagara in 1813;  the battles of Chippawa and Lundy's Lane, and the Siege of Fort Erie in 1814. The regiment had blue facing's and the officer has gold lace.


   Interestingly the 1st Regiment of Foot was the oldest regiment in the British army.  One of its nick names came as a result of a dispute with the French Picardy regiment who claimed they guarded Christ's tomb.  The Royal Scots replied that if that were true then they were Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard.


    For the miniature regiment I once again used the Knuckleduster miniatures line of War of 1812.  All figures wear the more modern belgic shako.  Colors are from Flags of War.

6 comments:

  1. Very nicely done Mark! Where are the flank companies?

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    1. Thank you. The flank companies will be added after Cold Wars.

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  2. My favorite British Regimental nickname!

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    1. I was always curious about it. Happy to find out where it came from.

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