Friday, 30 December 2011
Prestonpans part 8
While not quite historically accurate, I included members of the "Wild Geese" known in this campaign as the Irish Picquetes. Companies from the Irish regiments in the French army were sent over to Scotland in order to pin down British regiments from fighting on the continent. The use of "French" troops was quite successful as a contingent of Dutch troops which were aiding the British were forced to retire as part of their parole after their capture was to ensure they would not fight French troops. Since the Irish were part of the French army, they were obliged to withdrawal from the fighting.