The Black Watch

The Black Watch

Men-at-Arms 8
  • Author: Charles Grant
  • Illustrator: Michael Youens
  • Short code: MAA 8
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1971
  • ISBN: 9780850450538
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

In the wake of the Jacobite rebellions, companies of trustworthy Highlanders were raised from royal clans to protect the populace, deter cattle stealing and guard against any possible Jacobite incursion. Soon after its formation, the companies organized into a regiment of foot known famously as the 'Black Watch', the name thought to derive from their dark-coloured tartans and their role to 'watch' the Highlands. This book explores the uniforms, equipment and history of the Black Watch, from their involvement in the battles of Fontenoy and Ticonderoga in the mid-18th century, through to the Korean War of the 1950s.

Biographical Note

Charles Grant has had a lifelong interest in militaria and is a passionate war-gamer. He has written for many military publications including The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research and has had two books published on modern and eighteenth century war-gaming. Scottish-born, and a retired officer of the Special Branch, Scotland Yard, he is married with two children and lives in Kent. Michael Youens is a skilful artist who has illustrated a number of titles in the Men-at-Arms series including Men-at-Arms 37: The Army of Northern Virginia, Men-at-Arms 31: 30th Punjabis and Men-at-Arms 28: The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars.


The Early Years Fontenoy and Ticonderoga America Alexandria The Peninsular War The Waterloo Campaign The Crimea and India Egypt and South Africa 1914-1918 1939-1952 Colour plate commentary

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