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by Motorway
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: 1798/9 Dutch uniforms?
Replies: 4
Views: 2621

Re: 1798/9 Dutch uniforms?

The book on the Anglo-Russian campaign is "Voorwaarts Bataven" by Geert van Uythoven. (ISBN 9789028814271)

There's a new edition coming out in English. It includes a campaign and a uniform guide.
by Motorway
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Flags
Replies: 8
Views: 4275

Re: Dutch Flags

Standardisation of Dutch Flags came with the Batavian Republic in 1795 and even in that time period probably "older colours" were used. Remember, a lot of flags captured by the French were destroyed when the Allies neared Paris in 1815, some of the historical collection of the Dutch Department of De...
by Motorway
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period
Replies: 7
Views: 2633

Re: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period

I know he is not popular, but when using Barry's criteria above, I would rank William III rather high, especially given his remarkable skill on both a tactical and strategic level in 1672 and 1673, his diplomatic skills of making sure that in the end of the 1679 war France basically stood alone and ...
by Motorway
Thu May 22, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service
Replies: 16
Views: 5773

Re: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service

In 1988 in the dutch history and genealogy magazine "Gens Nostra" a very detailed article was published called "Swiss Regiments in Dutch service", by Rob Murray, listing all Swiss regiments and troops up to the French period. The illustrations look like they have come from the dutch army museum, unf...
by Motorway
Fri May 16, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Cavalry (1672–78)
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

Re: Dutch Cavalry (1672–78)

The sketches are made by Hoynck van Papendrecht, showing above the Courland Dragoons.
by Motorway
Fri May 16, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Cavalry (1672–78)
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

Re: Dutch Cavalry (1672–78)

Yes, but the question is, were these the same uniforms as in 1672-1678, given the fact that every four years new uniforms were issued?
by Motorway
Thu May 15, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Cavalry (1672–78)
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

Re: Dutch Cavalry (1672–78)

Check out the http://www.rijksmuseum.nl site, use the search function, and enter the word "seneffe" or "st denis". https://lh5.ggpht.com/BDrnFpJjO0RDcCa6Wp570XixAtSKX75Qr-9clVNc6736jiuZUfsaW_7hKcXj5eg8-ejMMJlZ1F_-B0mS6n4mbkRXjEg=s0 And what can we conclude or deduce from this pic then? The etching i...
by Motorway
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Sources on terrain in Spanish Netherlands?
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: Sources on terrain in Spanish Netherlands?

In my humble view, one of the best works is the so-called Atlas Schoenmaker, made by two travellers in the Low Countries. http://rampjaar.blogspot.nl/search/label/Atlas%20Schoemaker Another great source is the picture archive of the dutch national museum in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum.. https://www.r...
by Motorway
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS Dutch Grenadier Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: WSS Dutch Grenadier Caps

The text states on top "Republic of the United Netherlands" and below "Grenadier Swedish ....... Oxenstierna"


See also:

http://rampjaar.blogspot.nl/search/label/grenadier
by Motorway
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutchman 50th Woss
Replies: 14
Views: 5589

Re: Dutchman 50th Woss

Edwin, I do not see why you think the association with Prins Willem Maurits van Nassau-Siegen is "a bit far-fetched". Willem Maurits was Colonel of the regiment from 1673 through 1684 when Haersolte took over. In addition, one of the companies in the regiment was provided by Nassau-Siegen. The flag...
by Motorway
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutchman 50th Woss
Replies: 14
Views: 5589

Re: Dutchman 50th Woss

We are discussing some themes as well on our facebook page "The year 1672". One of my problems with the "Haersholte Flag" is the link with William Maurice, which in my view is a bit far fetched.
by Motorway
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutchman 50th Woss
Replies: 14
Views: 5589

Re: Dutchman 50th Woss

Dear Dan,

I am still working on an article on Fleurus for our weblog, and we are researching this right now.

Edwin
by Motorway
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutchman 50th Woss
Replies: 14
Views: 5589

Re: Dutchman 50th Woss

In the Robert Hall CD on the Dutch Army in the NYW and beyond a flag is attributed to this regiment, but I have my doubts about it.
by Motorway
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutchman 50th Woss
Replies: 14
Views: 5589

Re: Dutchman 50th Woss

Good one, as Barry states, the Beaumont regiment could be a likely candidate, but Hall mentions rightly the fact that that regiment wasn't at Tilroy at all. (the colour id comes from the moch quoted "Tilroy Camp list". Another candidate would be Rutger van Haersholte, later Reg. Rijn- en Wildgraaf v...
by Motorway
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Marlborough: soldier and diplomat
Replies: 22
Views: 6183

Re: Marlborough: soldier and diplomat

At the Crisis convention in Antwerp, I had the pleasure to meet the editors of Karwansaray, who are also avid wargamers. (They have three wargaming magazines in stock).

They just released a book on the Duke of Alva, another controversial military man, which is a rather tempting buy as well.