Spotlight: Farquharson’s Highlanders

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We’ve put together a fantastic bundle for those of you wanting to get started with Highlanders in Pike & Shotte. The Highlander range is bursting with character and this deal gives you everything you need to get them on your table!

This battalia represents a part of Montrose’s Royalist Scots army, particularly those at the battles of Kilsyth and Auldearn. Aside from the famous Irish Brigade (which we will feature in the future), he could also count on support from various Western Highland clans, particularly those loyal to the MacDonald’s.

Farquharson’s regiment is typical of many highland ‘regular’ formations that were equipped with pikes and musket, mirroring the Irish regiments they fought alongside. The more familiar Highland Clansmen are represented by the Stewarts of Appin and fight under their banner.

The Highlander battalia - you'll get everything shown above in the bundle.

The Highlander battalia – you’ll get everything shown above in the bundle.

Farquharson’s Battalia in Action

We’ve asked Steve Morgan, the mind behind Pike & Shotte to write some rules for Farqharson’s Highlanders, which we’ve presented below.

Commander: Col. James Farqharson:  Command Rating  8

Farquharson of Monaltrie’s Highland Regiment of Foot

Unit Name: Unit Type: Weapons: Hand to Hand Value: Shooting Value: Morale Value: Stamina: Special: Points:
Scottish Pikemen Foot Pike Block Pike 6 5+ 4 Hedgehog 30

One unit of pikemen in the regiment.

Unit Name: Unit Type: Weapons: Hand to Hand Value: Shooting Value: Morale Value: Stamina: Special: Points:
Scottish Musketeers Foot Battle Line Musket 3 2 5+ 3 27

Two units of musket in the regiment.

Appin-Stewart Clansmen

Unit Name: Unit Type: Weapons: Hand to Hand Value: Shooting Value: Morale Value: Stamina: Special: Points:
Clan Highlander Foot Warband Mixed 7 1 5+ 3 Ferocious Charge, Eager, Clansmen, Swordsmen 38

One unit attached to the battalia.

Ordnance

Unit Name: Unit Type: Weapons: Hand to Hand Value: Shooting Value: Morale Value: Stamina: Special: Points:
Frame Gun Ordnance Light Cannon 1 3-2-1 5+ 2 17

We’ve also got one of these fantastic battalia cards produced by Glenn Gibson. They’re great for reference during games. Simply download the image and print it out.

Grab a copy of the battalia bundle today!

View in Store

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed the bases we’ve used to display our studio Highlanders. These are produced by Sarissa and are designed to protect fragile pikes and muskets. They come in a whole range of shapes and sizes and will be available on the webstore very soon!

Being prepared: Sarissa prototype Pike & Shotte bases.

Being prepared: Sarissa prototype Pike & Shotte bases.

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