I must say I very little about the Jacobite wars,
the funny thing is, I never really got interested in history at school because we always seemed to go back to the Tudors and Stuarts (interesting the first time but you get the feeling ther is more to history
so when the time came to make choices, I chose Geography instead
I must be making up for it now.
I will be reading up on it in the near future and what you say does makes sense
from what I know of these ancestors, the battles and generally being part of an Army was most important, I just saw it as a change of sides