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Highlander in the French-Indian War (Osprey)

Postby Mark P. » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:07 pm

A new book from Osprey due out in January.
Anotherone for the bookshelf if you buy on sight like me.

Copied this from their website.

Highlander in the French-Indian War
1756–67
(Warrior 126)

Paperback; January 2008; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846032745

Colonial American historian Ian Macpherson McCulloch uses rare sources to bring to life the stirring story of the three Scottish Highland regiments that operated in North America during the French-Indian War. Forbidden to carry arms or wear the kilt unless they served the British King, many former Jacobite rebels joined the new Highland regiments raised in North America. Involved in some of the most bloody and desperate battles fought on the American continent, Highlanders successfully transformed their image from enemies of the crown to Imperial heroes, showing their bravery and determination at major battles like Ticonderoga and Quebec.


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Postby steve stanley » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:09 pm

I think it's a "cut down" version of the author's 2-volume "Sons of the mountains"...But I'll probably get it for the illustrations......
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Postby Mark P. » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:12 pm

Thanks for that, I picked up 'Sons of the Mountains' vol 1 from Ken Trotman (wasn't sure if vol 2 would be worth getting).


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Postby steve stanley » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:14 pm

Oh, it is...............


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Postby Mark P. » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:19 pm

Intriguing.........


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Postby steve stanley » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:22 pm

First bit is a listing of any recorded members of the regiments,with any avaliable details...then comes the bit on uniforms..weapons..accoutrements...
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Postby Henrik Bjoern Boegh » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:29 pm

So many books to buy..! So little time to read them all!

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Postby Mark P. » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:19 am

Picked up a copy from Foyles last night, some interesting text especially snippets about freemasons and chaplains in highland regts. Also the recruitment of dozens gaelic speaking NCO's from Foot Guards and Line Regts to form an experienced core to the new regts.

Covering recruitement, uniforms, experience in battle etc its probably best thought of as a companion to the British Redcoat osprey.

Main plates suffer abit from too much foreground and backgruond and not enough main subject e.g. cover illustration nice and tight on subject but in the main plate just we get added snow. Aslo greens on some facings seem abit bright and some of the plates with a lot of green in seem to have a bit of a red tinge.

Secondary illustrations are mainly reproductions of modern paintings from other modern US works, not much new there.


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Postby steve stanley » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:14 am

There does seem to be a group of modern US/Canadian F&I Authors/illustrators who recycle illustrations....rather like those WWII part-work illustrations which still turn up in "Coffee-table" books.......
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Postby Mark P. » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:03 pm

They're nice illustrations in themselves, probably better than the main plates but they do seem to be getting around a bit.


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Postby steve stanley » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:48 pm

Some of them also turn up in "A Most Troublesome Situation",the new title on Pontiac's rebellion.
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