Hot on the heels of their regular opposition (see the "Volontaires Etrangers" post) come His Majesty's 44th Regiment of Foot.
Fresh from a narrow defeat at the hands of the "French", these fellows can hold their heads high as, despite heavy casualties, they took on superior numbers and held on long enough to allow the civilians they had been sent to meet and escort to safety to do just that. The fact that one company fell to a man to some savage natives and the remnants of the other eventually legged it is neither here nor there...
Of especial note is that they bested their French adversaries, routed a unit of Canadian Militia (i.e. Milice Canadien) in short order, held off other units of militia, Indians and regulars and achieved their primary objective.
But they still died almost to a man...
Once again, these are AW Miniatures, bought at the Derby Show a couple of years back and soon to be joined by some more officers, some highlanders, more Indians and no doubt some militia or other less martial types in due course.
|His Majesty's 44th Regiment of Foot|
|The right flank|