Cumberland’s infantry had been given intensive training on how to deal with the onrushing Highlander, claymore in right hand, targe (shield) on his left. Having fired his Brown Bess musket, each man was to use his socketed bayonet to attack the opponent on his right front, trusting that his own comrade to his immediate left would do the same.
This was designed to avoid the parrying effect of the targe and inflict a disabling wound in the first shock of contact.
Pretty much the same as the Roman army tacticsA devastating tactic that required complete faith in the man next to you. The idea was NOT to try and bayonet the opponent directly in front but to aim instead for the opponent next to him on his shield-raised vulnerable side.
Love a bit of Philip Glass - I saw him two nights running a few years ago in Bristol. On the Friday solo piano and in conversation at a small venue, and the following night he was playing with his ensemble at the Colston Hall (now no longer the Colston Hall).
I was talking about it on Facebook and apparently Etsy has changed its policy. Suppliers can now be bulk supplying, third party sellers, teams etc etc. In which case I think they should rethink their 'carefully made by local people' headings. It is now, basically, just a marketplace. I have lost a lot of faith in it.report report report!
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I got these a few days ago and so have commenced making my own Fortean gazeteer of the U.K., linked to the indexed book. Links also have relevant FT issue and page number if it is the source.
All counties have a three letter code so that I can easily look up things of interest if I go there. This is a long term project.
There was a story about the emergency services being warn about some issues with 'what3words' as some locations very near to each other have very similar 3 words.@Spudrick68 Seeing as you’re just starting, there is an app called ’What3words’ which gives you 3 words to pinpoint locations by 3 metre square accuracy. The advantage of this for you would be to record accurate locations in the wilds where there are no street names or nearby identifying landmarks.