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Regiments / 116th Perthshire Regiment of Foot
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:06:57 pm »
Who are we?

The 116th Perthshire was reformed under new leadership from the remains of a previous regiment around 2 years ago on Mount and Blade: Warband Napoleonic Wars. Since then the regiment has grown, flourished, and embraced a vibrant EU community alongside the original NA memebers.

We are an acting light infantry regiment with an emphasis on fast hit and run ambushes however we are far from shy in engaging in melee combat. Trainings are held before each event to improve ourselves as a highly capable cohesive unit, improving and maintaining a high level individual skill is actively encouraged within and outside of training times.

We place a high value on respect for individuals within our regiment and other regiments, trolling and any non-conductive activity is dealt with swiftly in a professional and transparent manner. We look forward to embracing new like-minded members into our regiment and to coordinating with existing groups as part of the community.



At present we are a NW & Holdfast regiment though when this game is released we will hopefully transfer to Whigs & Tories as i think it does looks better than Holdfast and personally i prefer the American Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars.

Historical History

The 116th was formed in 1762 and then renamed as the 73rd regiment of foot. The new 73rd (116th) then became the 2nd battalion of the 42nd Black Watch.  in March 1780, with eight officers from the 1st Battalion being detached to help raise the new battalion. The battalion was sent to India in January 1781 and took part in the Siege of Mangalore in autumn 1783 during the Second Anglo-Mysore War. It was still in India when the battalion received regimental status in 1786 as the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The new regiment remained in India and saw action at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1792 during the Third Anglo-Mysore War, the Siege of Pondicherry in August 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars and the capture of the Dutch settlements in Ceylon in 1795. It went on to form part of the storming party at the Siege of Seringapatam in April 1799 during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War before returning to England in July 1806.

Napoleonic Wars

1st Battalion
In April 1809 the regiment raised a second battalion in Nottingham from local militia companies and lost its Highland status due to recruiting difficulties, becoming the 73rd Regiment of Foot. The 1st Battalion embarked at Yarmouth for a seven-month journey to New South Wales, Australia in May 1809. The battalion's role was to ensure the newly appointed New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie was able to govern after the previously appointed governor William Bligh was deposed by leading members of the New South Wales Corps (102nd Regiment of Foot) in the Rum Rebellion. There in 1810 they received a draft of men from the New South Wales Corps. The 73rd Regiment was under the command of Maurice Charles O'Connell who married Mary Putland, the widowed daughter of William Bligh in May 1810, which created ongoing tension with the leaders of the Rum Rebellion (such as John Macarthur) who were highly influential members of society within New South Wales. To reduce these tensions, the main body of the battalion left New South Wales in April 1814 on the General Hewitt for Ceylon. During the tour in Ceylon the battalion was under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Giels, whose children, along with hundreds of wounded men of the regiment, perished in May 1815 in the wreck of the Arniston after visiting him there.
The battalion took part in the Second Kandyan War in Ceylon in 1815. Following the disbanding of the 2nd Battalion in 1817, some 300 of its remaining soldiers sent out to Trincomalee to join the 1st battalion. In that year the regiment took part in suppressing the Uva Rebellion, losing 412 out of approximately 1,000 men.

2nd Battalion

The 2nd Battalion, 73rd Regiment of Foot and the 2nd Battalion, 30th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Waterloo, June 1815, Joseph Cartwright
The 2nd Battalion remained in England until May 1813 when it was shipped to Swedish Pomerania and fought at the Battle of the Göhrde in September 1813[14] and the Battle of Merxem in January 1814. In 1815 the battalion joined Wellington's Army in Belgium: the regiment was in Major-General Colin Halkett's Brigade in Lieutenant General Sir Charles Alten's 3rd Division.[16] The battalion fought in the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815 where they lost 53 men killed and wounded. At the subsequent Battle of Waterloo on 18 June, the regiment was charged by French Cavalry no less than 11 times during the battle and bombarded by French artillery. It remained in square without breaking. The battalion lost 6 officers and 225 men killed and wounded, the second heaviest casualties suffered by a line infantry regiment, after the 1st Battalion 27th (Inniskillings), which lost 450 out of 700 men in holding their square and Wellington's line. The battalion formed part of the Army of Occupation in Paris before moving back to England in December 1815.

Commissioned Officers
Colonel - Col.
Lieutenant Colonel - Lt. Col.
Major - Maj.
Captain - Cpt.
Lieutenant - Lt.
Adjutant - Adj.
Ensign - Ens.

Non-Commissioned Officers
Serjeant Major - Sjt. Maj.
Colour Serjeant - CSjt.
Serjeant - Sjt.
Corporal - Cpl.

Lance Corporal - LCpl.
Veteran - Vet.
Kingsman - Kgn.
Regular - Rgl.
Private - Pte.
Recruit - Rct.

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