The Marquis of Montrose was perhaps the most tragic, brilliant and romantic figure of the British civil wars.He became the King's Champion in all of Scotland and fought a brilliant campaign against extraordinary odds battling the grim Government Covenanter forces.
With a cadre of three Irish regiments, largely veterans from the Continent and aided by an ever changing alliance of Highland Clans, Montrose smashed army after army, sometimes in pitched battle, other times in skirmishes and raids.
He was a very accomplished general, winning so much with so little, time and again. It was his ability to enthuse and inspire his men and keep them together long enough for a common cause that perhaps was his greatest virtue, though his personal bravery in a madcap campaign must also be applauded.
Warlord Games have captured Montrose reigning in his horse, telescope in hand , once again attempting to out- fox his wily Scot enemies.