So, in honor of this well-written book, I have decided to "legofy" the Battle of Culloden, the last defiant stand of the Jacobite rebellion east of Inverness. Rather than directly copy a portrait of the battle, which I have a poor parts selection for, I decided to depict a small skirmish of Jacobite forces attacking a British artillery crew. Without further ado, here it is:
An overview of the skirmish.
Here, we see from behind the British line. The artillery crew has just lobbed off a shot and is preparing to reload under orders of the gun captain.
Now from the Jacobite party. I haven't found any good "kilt" decals for the highlanders, does anyone know where to find them? An interesting bit of trivia: the Highlander tactics (as they were armed only with broadswords and bucklers) were to hit the dirt at the first volley of musket-shot, strip off their heavy kilts, and charge the British line while shouting and bellowing. I decided to keep the MOC PG-rated and let them keep the kilts .
A closeup of the cannon. Sorry for the bad resolution, I'll use a better camera when I enter the final draft. Perhaps I should extend the shot cloud, or make it arc over? Comments/criticism are welcome! Note the terrified jacobite who narrowly missed a rather messy demise.
One of the Jacobites leaps on a Redcoat with his broadsword raised. Again, my apologies for the bad resolution.
A link to the Brickshelf Gallery: Click Here
The wikipedia article (Be sure to check out the uniforms and battle map!): Battle of Culloden
Please comment and criticize away, I want honest opinions on the battle. Thanks!
Edited by Francis LeBaron, 20 April 2010 - 11:17 PM.