18th-Century Highlanders (Men-at-Arms)
Series: Men-at-Arms (Book 261) Paperback: 48 pages Publisher: Osprey Publishing; 1st edition (July 29, 1993) Language: English ISBN-10:
1855323168 ISBN-13: 978-1855323162 Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
The new 43rd Regiment formed in 1739 not only wore bonnets, but had short jackets in place of coats, and belted plaids instead of
breeches. In addition to their firelocks and bayonets they were armed with Scots broadswords, pistols and dirks. In the early days a few of
them may even have carried circular shields or targets. The British Army was never to be the same again. Stuart Reid explores the history,
clothing and equipment of the 18th-century Highland regiments, and explores various battles, such as the Black Watch Mutiny of 1743 and
the Jaconite Rising of 1745, in a text complemented by a multitude of photographs and illustrations, including full colour plates.