Note on Unit Strengths, Composition and Orders of Battle.
The Orders of Battle are somewhat conjectural and are my own work. I have been able to discover only one source of names for the regiments present at the battle which although useful, threw up several anomalies which make its provenance somewhat questionable. When in doubt, I chose to base units on typical compositions of forces in the field during the conflict. For the company level scenario I have cut the Protestant foot regiments down to 10 companies each to keep the ratio of troops proportional to the Jacobite units. An alternative was to reduce the number of figures per company which is easy to do if your collection is singly based or you re-fight the battle using 1644. If you have a multi based collection like my own and are using a rule system which shoots by ‘firing groups’ like Beneath the Lily Banners, then to keep the firing groups (of 6 in this case) intact it is easier to remove a number of entire groups to keep the ratios right and the rule mechanisms working. A final alternative would be to deploy all of the companies but treat each base of figures as representing 4 or 5 figures to begin with regardless of how many actual figures are on the stand. This way attrition will remove firing groups at a quicker rate.
|It is likely that most troops of both armies dressed like these Warfare Miniatures|