Friday, 30 December 2011
Prestonpans part 7
The Jacobite line begins to Charge! The Jacobite main battle tactic was to advance close enough to their enemy to fire a volley with their muskets and pistols, then if any had them, draw their broadswords and charge at whoever was still standing. Recent historical evidence suggests that many of the Jacobite's did not carry broadswords, dirks or targes, but rather muskets which were supplied by the French and Spanish, or picked up at the end of this battle.