The Army of Montrose and the Millitary Revolution by Charles Singleton
A brilliant young poet, leading a gallant band whose epic adventure ends in defeat, betrayal and execution. Montrose was a doomed King’s general who dared to win – and lost it all. The Scottish Royalist armed forces, along with its principal leader, the Marquis of Montrose, have had a romantic veneer that has long obscured their true composition and function. In this work, the author examines the troops and their operational doctrines within the themes of the early modern Military Revolution, and places the Scots Royalists within a greater European context of development. The book is enlivened by specially-commissioned colour uniform plates based on the latest research, showing how Montrose’s troops really appeared on the battlefield.
‘Famous by my Sword’. Written by Charles Singleton, and published as part of Helion & Company’s ‘Century of the Soldier’ series, is a softback book of 72 pages covering the army of Montrose and the military revolution – outlining the Armies of the Early 17th Century, the Military Revolution, with special features on the Highland Troops and Montrose’s Regulars – with specific attention brought to the battles of Tippermuir, Fyvie Castle, and Alford.
As well as detailed write-ups on all of the above topics, the book is packed with gorgeous full-colour illustrations from Peter Dennis, battlefield maps, and colour photograph examples of reproduction uniforms and equipment from the era – giving a comprehensive account.
The Army Of Montrose
Of course, we couldn’t resist throwing together a special deal to accompany the release… so we’ve created ‘The Army of Montrose’ – which should provide you with a formidable force…
This set contains: –
- 3x Montrose Irish boxed sets
- 2x Highland Clansmen boxed sets
- 1x Scots Lancers boxed set
- 1x Scots Covenanters boxed set (Strathbogie regiment)
- 1x Scots Dragoons Set
- 1x Scots Frame Gun
- The Marquis of Montrose on Horseback
- Alisdair “The Devastator” Mac Colla and his two bodyguards
- 1x Highlander Hero
That’s a total of 166 foot, 24 horses, 1 artillery piece and Montrose himself! All for £205 – that’s a saving of £25.50!