The 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot is a Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars regiment dedicated to creating lasting friendships, enjoying weekly events, and accurately representing military structure, command, and tactics -- all the while making sure our members are disciplined and able to follow orders to-the-letter. We have an active roster of approximately 45 men, around 65 in total. Previously known as the Infanterie Regiment Nr. 62, we've set out with the British faction to continue to expand in the NW community. With our easy to get along with members and can-do attitude, the 71st aspires to enjoy the game for what it truly is.
The 71st was originally formed from the 2nd Battalion of the 32nd Regiment of Foot in 1758. Shortly after their formation the 71st took part in a raid on the French coast at Cherbourg during the Seven Years' War. After smashing the fort and docks at Cherbourg, the 71st boarded a ship and headed back to England. Later on it would take part in a similar raid on Belleisle in 1761. In 1763 the regiment became invalid and was disbanded in 1768.
The MacLeod's Highlanders were raised from an independent Highland regiment by John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod, son of the Earl of Cromartie, in 1777 as the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders). Lord MacLeod was the first commander of the regiment, adopting the “Macleod of Harris tartan” that was originally a Mackenzie tartan. The 1st battalion served in the East India Campaign. Between 1778 and 1786 the 1st/73rd Highlanders saw service in Gambia in West Africa and in the Mysore War in India where the battalion was completely destroyed during the Battle of Conjeveram on 10 September 1780. A 2nd Battalion was raised in 1778, serving from 1780 in Gibraltar where they took part in the siege of the fortress before disbanding in 1786 after they were absorbed into the 1st Battalion in 1783. In 1786 the regiment was redesignated as the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders).
After being redesignated the 71st Highlanders carried on fighting in India where they fought in the Battle of Pondicherry in 1793 and at Ceylon in 1795. In 1798 after a number of years on active service the effective troops left in the regiment were transferred to the 74th Regiment of Foot and the remainder returned to Scotland by 1802. A 2nd Battalion was formed in 1804. Over the next few years the regiment changed its name a number of times before becoming the 71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) in 1809 and finally 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry). In order to become Light Infantry the regiment changed the way it trained, marched and fought.
1st Battalion, 71st Highlanders
The 1st Battalion left Britain for the Cape of Good Hope in 1806 where they were involved in minor actions. In June 1806 they were shipped to South America where they were involved in the disastrous expedition against Buenos Aires by Sir Home Popham. The city was actually captured but later the inhabitants rose against the small British force and took them prisoner. The 1st/71st was one of the battalions captured. Two battalion flags or Regimental Colours were also captured. On the 21st. of April 1808 the regiment received new colours instead of those they had surrendered at Buenos Aires. The colours were presented by General Floyd, a veteran officer. After reforming the battalion they sailed in 1808 for Portugal where they took part in General Moore's advance into Spain and disastrous retreat out of Spain which ended with Moore's victory at Corunna. Upon leaving Spain the battalion was sent in 1809 on the Walcheren Campaign. In 1810 the battalion was back in Iberia. They fought all the way through the Peninsular War, in Vitoria battle they were to hold the extreme right of the line and where ambushed at the anfitheatre and masacred by two french regiments, 40 surrendered and arround 200 where dead or wounded. Also were at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 as part of the 3rd Brigade in Maj.General Sir Henry Clinton's 2nd Division. The 1st/71st lost 16 officers and 171 men killed and wounded at Waterloo.
- Cape of Good Hope (1806)
The Colonel is the leader of the regiment. He is expected to know anything and everything pertaining to the regiment and its day-to-day duties. His words are law and are to be followed without hesitation.
Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol):
The Lt. Colonel is the Colonel's direct assistant. The executive officer in the regiment, he is expected to be able to efficiently and effectively command the regiment and maintain it in the absence of the Colonel.
The Major is a commander at the company-level. He is the third highest ranking officer of the regiment, sitting at third-in-command. He is expected to be just as knowledgeable as his superiors, able to help run the regiment in its entirety.
The Captain is a platoon-level commander, trained to efficiently lead his men into battle. He is also tasked with ensuring he knows how to assist his higher officers in maintaining the regiment.
The Lieutenant is the Captain's right hand man, he assists in the commanding and organization at the platoon-level an must be ready to take over should the Captain fall.
The Ensign is an officer in training. He also holds the honorable duty of carrying the regiment's King's and/or Regimental colors into battle.
Regimental Serjeant Major (RSM):
The RSM is the highest of the NCO's and is on his way to becoming a commissioned officer, however, being part of the battalion staff, he is a direct assistant to the Lt. Colonel. He is tasked with ensuring the regiment is disciplined and following orders to-the-letter.
Company Serjeant Major (CSM):
The CSM is another senior NCO who works to instill hard discipline into the regiment's ranks. His snarl is fierce and is as frightening as the frogs themselves, avoid pissing in his cereal.
Colour Serjeant (CSjt):
The Colour Serjeant has one duty -- protect the colours! It is this man's job to defend the regiment's King and Regiment colours from the greedy hands of the French. He is very proficient in melee and at range, ensuring the colours' safety.
The Serjeant keeps the line intact, the adhesive of the regiment. It is the Serjeant's job to ensure the rankers are able to follow orders correctly and line-up as instructed. He has also shown extensive potential in commanding, and had the authority to take command if all other officers have fallen.
The Corporal is the first rank of the NCO's, having shown potential in the area of commanding, it is now this man's job to take advice from higher officers, analyze their performance on the battlefield, and perhaps one day put their learnings to use.
Lance Corporal (LCpl):
The Lance Corporal is a disciplined soldier that has shown potential ability to command. This rank is the first step to becoming an NCO.
The Regular is essentially the perfect soldier. He is active, disciplined, dedicated, and proficient in all areas of combat. They are a perfect example of what Recruits and Privates should aspire to be come.
The Private is the main soldier of the regiment. Now an official soldier of the 71st, he makes up for majority of the men in the regiment and has successfully passed the recruit stage.
The Recruit is an entry-level position for the 71st. He has just applied to join and now begins his trial stage. He should aspire to be active, proficient in drills, and attend as many events as possible.
1st Company (NA Company)
2nd Company (EU Company)
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