Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The 2nd Glengarrys
This unit actually existed. I have used a little artistic license and combined uniforms described by Charles Glenn & Stephen Manley in "The War of 1812, A Wargamer's Guide - Part II, The King's Army" for the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the historical Glengarry's. This unit includes six privates and one officer. The officer wears a shako with diced border. The privates all wear a forage cap with diced border as well as trews. Along with the green coats with red facings they have a very 'regular' appearance. I think the color combination really works for these guys and they are one of my favorite units in the army. Although they look very military in bearing they are still militia. I think they hope that Americans seeing them on the field of battle would give them a wide berth mistaking them for true highlanders!