The BuffsHistoryThe Buffs were originally Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, also known as Lord High Admiral’s Regiment. They are also the forerunners of the Royal Marines as they were on duty as soldiers on ships during the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 1660’s. Because they were onboard ships, the regiment did not have pikemen and were issued with flintlocks rather than matchlocks. Famously they were commanded by John Churchill, ancestor of the 20th Century Churchill, but as the Duke of Marlborough he is just as great a historical figure. UniformsThis regiment was dressed in a yellow coat with red cuffs, breeches and stockings. FlagColonel Colour is yellow, the regimental colour a red cross lined white on a yellow field. Royal ScotsHistoryThe Royal Scots were originally a Scottish regiment that before our period had served in wars on the Continent for three decades. Charles II recalled them on his restoration, putting them under Crown service, but sent them back to France with their Colonel, Douglas, to fight for his ally the French King Louis XIV. UniformsThe Royal Scots (Known the Douglas Regiment in this period) wore scarlet coats with white cuffs. Breeches and stockings were grey. This was for both musketeers and pikemen.FlagsThe Douglas Regiment here are shown carrying the flag of their first colonel, Hepburn, the same flags they had carried in the Thirty Years War. Just after our period, 1680, the Douglas Regiment took up the Scottish Saltaire.