19th August 1745 The Royal Standard is raised by Prince Charles, said to be a bit of a ladies man (Andy) at Glenfinnan...with Great augusto 6 clans gather around the Prince eager to put a Stuart once more on the throne. Lord Murray (Pete), renown for his duellist skills offers his services, Despite being Pardoned for his involvement in the previous risings of '15 and '19, maybe this time he was feeling more confident! Lord Murray even supplied out of his own pocket the raising of a troop of horse.
With no delay the Jacobites decided to March on Edinburgh. Sir John Cope (Dave) a natural leader decided to waste no time and attempt to cut off the jacobite forces before they could reach the City. If only he could manage to find his Co-commander that bleedin foreigner the Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (Bryan) rumoured to be once more partaking in the less reputable parts of town.
Such was the haste of the Government forces they decided not to await for the Barons Hessian regiment...to be fair it would have taken far too long to round them all up out of the whore houses!
The Government forces arrived outside the hamlet of Prestonpans early on 21st September, a particularly damp foggy morning. They had no sooner approached the Hamlet when through the fog they started to hear....bagpipes??................