Outlander will soon return to Starz with a new batch of episodes, and fans will finally get to see more of Claire and Jamie after more than a year of hiatus. Although author Diana Gabaldon has promised that Season 3 will be largely faithful to the third book in her Outlander saga, we already know of a big way the new episodes will go in a different direction. We're going to see the Battle of Culloden between the English and the Scots for ourselves.

Of course, we do already know the outcome of the battle. When Claire first traveled to the past, she took with her the knowledge that the Scots were doomed to lose at Culloden and be forced to give up their Highlander way of life. Jamie and Claire spent Season 2 trying to change history so Culloden would never happen, but it was clear by the Season 2 finale that history would unfold as it always had: with the devastating Battle of Culloden and the end of the Scottish clans. We've known for a while that Season 3 would feature the battle, and Starz has released some photos that paint a shockingly detailed look at the beginning, middle, and aftermath of Culloden. Take a look!

Warning: spoilers ahead for the Battle of Culloden in Outlander Season 3.

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Jamie and his fellow Scots clearly begin the battle with all of their characteristic ferocity (and kilts). Only Jamie and Murtagh are going into the Battle of Culloden knowing the outcome and their likely fates, but the look on Jamie's face makes it clear that he plans on taking plenty of English soldiers down with him before he too is killed. He has his sword and dirk out ready to go, and the Highlanders behind him seem prepared for the fight as well.

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The Scots clearly won't just march into battle, despite Jamie's attempts to train them in modern ways of war back in Season 2. We saw in the final episodes of the season that the Highlanders' method of screaming at and charging their enemies was a great way to scare them into making deadly mistakes. Sadly, the tactic that worked in Season 2 almost certainly won't work in the doomed Battle of Culloden. Judging by this picture, the English will have brought cannons into the mix, and we've already learned what cannons can do to the Highlanders.

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