We're a group of friends, who seek to enjoy organised events in the NW community, and wish to honour the sacrifices made by the men of all sides of the great conflicts of the early 19th century whilst doing so. Rank means little here, other than who is trusted to carry us to glorious victory, or to humorous defeat at the hands of a numerically superior foe. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of skill level, or abilities. We simply ask that you attempt to remain mature when the situation calls for it. Nothing is mandatory, in terms of trainings or events. We understand that everyday life comes before shooting virtual soldiers, and won't kick you out for being 'inactive', assuming you don't simply disappear.
- Thomas, a failure at making fancy introductions.
Major Thomas Cameron
Regimental Serjeant-Major Kowalski
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Regimental Serjeant Major (Abb: SjtMaj)
Colour-Serjeant (Abb: CSjt)
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Corporal (Abb: Cpl)
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The 1st Battalion 79th Cameron Highlanders was raised by Alan Cameron of Errachtin 1793. The Regiment was known as the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameronian Volunteers). In 1806, the official name of record was changed and the regiment became the 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders).
The regiment won 15 battle honors and earned special renown in the Napoleonic Wars, especially during the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
The 79th was one of four regiments of highlanders requested by the Duke of Wellington for the Battle of Waterloo. On 16th of June, 1815 the regiment was at Quatre Bras, where the French infantry and cavalry kept them under constant attack. The Camerons lost half their fighting strength, dead and wounded, in this battle. Wellington's forces left Quatre Bras on the 17th after a miserable night in the fields and proceeded to the area known as Waterloo. They arrived wet, hungry and tired after their long march in time to face the French again. At a very critical moment during this battle when the regiment formed a square to repel the French cavalry an astonishing event took place. Piper Kenneth MacKay stepped outside the square and played the ancient rallying tune (pibroch) "Cogadh na Sith" (War or Peace). By nightfall the Great Army of Napoleon had been destroyed.
(A much more in-depth history can be found here
, for those who may be interested.)
Interested in Joining?
If you wish to join the Cameron Highlanders, feel free to contact me via the forums
Or.. if you'd like for everyone to be aware of your application..
[b]Age[/b]: (We have no age limit, merely one for maturity)
[b]Do you have, or are you willing to download Teamspeak 3?[/b]