Strathbogie Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 11)
Active1639 to 1646
ConflictsFirst Bishops’ War
First Civil War
ColonelsMarquis of Huntly
Lord Gordon
Area RaisedScotland
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourYellow and Red
Flag DesignKnown
Field ArmiesAboyne 1639
Montrose 1644-6

Scots Royalist infantry regiment that took part in the First Bishop’s war and the campaigns of Montrose

Service History


  • Raised
  • May: Trot o’ Turriff
  • June: Battle of Megray Hill
  • June: Brig o’ Dee


  • March: Taking of Aberdeen
  • April: Storm of Montrose
  • October: Battle of Fyvie


  • April: Storm of Dundee (det)
  • 9th May: Battle of Auldearn - 400 men
  • 2nd July: Battle of Alford - 500 men
  • 15th August: Battle of Kilsyth - 400 men


  • May: Storm of Aberdeen


Garrison of Dundee in early 1645

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Conventionally equipped with 1 pike for every 2 shot, in 1639 their pikemen were armoured, though there's no evidence of this during the First Civil War.

Notable Officers

Marquis of Huntly

Lord Gordon

Lord George Gordon, first son and heir of George Gordon, 2nd Marquis of Huntly was killed at the Battle of Alford in July 1645.

Lt Col William Johnston

A professional soldier, he trained the regiment in 1639 and was de facto leader in the absence of Huntly.

Sergeant-Major John Gordon of Littlemill

Later Lieutenant-Colonel


See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine