About the Author
Gary Stephen Zaboly is a highly regarded expert on the 18th-century Rangers. He is a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, and a member of the New York Historical Society. Gary has written many articles for military magazines, and has illustrated and co-written several titles. His artwork appears in permanent exhibitions at The Alamo, Texas, and at the Lake George Historical Association.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).
Table of Contents
· Historical background · The context - development of Scottish military institutions · Recruitment, 1745: genuine volunteers - conscripts: Highland clan system - Lowland recruitment - mercenaries - 'turned' prisoners of war · Organization - integration of semi-feudal groups into larger units · Cavalry · The French contingent · Weapons, other equipment, and fighting tactics · The aftermath - prisoner recruitment into British Army · The Plates (clothing and uniforms)