Cumberland’s Culloden Army 1745–46

Author: Stuart Reid
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton

This 48 page paperback book is number 483 in the Men-at-Arms series of books available from Osprey Publishing.

In August 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the ‘Young Pretender’, landed in Scotland and sparked the Second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite forces seized Perth, then Edinburgh, where they proclaimed the Young Pretender’s father King James VIII; they trounced their Hanoverian opponents at Prestonpans and crossed into England, getting as far south as Derby before withdrawing into Scotland. Far from universally popular north of the border, the Jacobite army bested another Hanoverian army at Falkirk and besieged Stirling, only to be routed by the Duke of Cumberland’s army at Culloden in April 1746, a crushing defeat that ended any prospect of a Stuart restoration. Featuring full-color artwork depicting the distinctive uniforms of Cumberland’s men, this exhaustively researched study offers a wealth of detail of regimental strengths and casualties and includes an extended chronology that places individual units in specific places throughout the campaign that culminated at Culloden.

The contents of this book are;

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Organization
  • Leadership and Recruitment – The Line
  • Provincials and Volunteers
  • Foreign Troops
  • The Regiments
  • Plate Commentaries
  • Index

As you can see from the contents of this book, the reader receives a wide and varied account of Cumberland’s Culloden Army. This book would be of special interest to the wargamer of this period and to the figure painter because of all the color plates that the author provides the reader. Additionally, the wargamer, figure painter and historian would enjoy this book as a short reference work into this period of history with all of the photographs and detailed illustrations.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

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