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by arthur1905
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

To answer part of your question, senior officers as a rule would have portraits painted wearing 3/4 armour or partial armour, this was the martial tradition at the time and symbolises masculinity and military prowess and has nothing to do with what they actually wore on a day to day. as a side note,...
by arthur1905
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Osprey Armies of GNW MAA 529
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Osprey Armies of GNW MAA 529

I was looking forward to receiving it but I found it really disappointing. unlike you, the selective bibliography takes almost half of the articles from the Great Northern War compendium which seems lazy at best. Although the original artwork is very nice, to cover all the armies of the GNW (with th...
by arthur1905
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Pechory 1701
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Pechory 1701

Glad you liked it my friend, hopefully the game will make a appearance at the ROBIN and WMMS shows next year,

Regards

Mark S
by arthur1905
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Oberg Regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Oberg Regiment

Superb looking unit, really superb

Mark S
by arthur1905
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Princess Hedvig Sofia and the Great Northern War
Replies: 0
Views: 1313

Princess Hedvig Sofia and the Great Northern War

For all of you interested in the background and naval aspects to the Great Northern War, I can heartily recommend the above book. this is in essence a book of essays concerning and around the exhibition 'Of Swords, Sails and Cannon, the sinking of the Princess Hedvig Sofia in 2015-16. Chapters inclu...
by arthur1905
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Swedish Liv Regimentet
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Swedish Liv Regimentet

great looking unit, full of movement. uniform colour looks great too

Mark
by arthur1905
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian Narvski Infantry
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Russian Narvski Infantry

Great looking unit
Mark
by arthur1905
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Warfare Swedish Cavalry review
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Warfare Swedish Cavalry review

Roger,

another great looking unit, full of character,

Mark
by arthur1905
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW Livonian Adelsfana Warfare figures
Replies: 8
Views: 1895

Re: GNW Livonian Adelsfana Warfare figures

Roger,

another great looking unit, having the grey uniforms makes a good contrast to the Swedish blue, If I could ask, where did you get the standard from?

Mark
by arthur1905
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?

Unfortunately, there is not a simple answer to this question, although I cannot give firm information regarding the German states, I can for the English army. As late at 1690, the Board of Ordnance was still placing large orders (10,000) for matchlocks as well as for flintlock (snaphance) Muskets, f...
by arthur1905
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Helions book on the Swedes in the GNW
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Helions book on the Swedes in the GNW

Roger,

A very accurate book review, I have had the book for a couple of weeks, Its going to be the go to book for the Swedes, anyone only slightly interested in the book should get a copy.


Mark S
by arthur1905
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Prussian Grenadiers in GNW: Flags?
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Prussian Grenadiers in GNW: Flags?

in the article on the Prussian army during the GNW in volume 2 of the GNW compendium written by Stephen Summerfield, he states that the Grenadier companies were not issued with standards.


hope that helps

Mark
by arthur1905
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Russian light gun
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Russian light gun

I would also go with Red with black metal fittings, all the research including the new book on the Russian Army by Boris Megorsky comes to this conclusion.

Mark
by arthur1905
Sat May 19, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations beneath the lilly banners
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Congratulations beneath the lilly banners

Seconded,
Barry and Clarence, well done for a well deserved win

Mark
by arthur1905
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: When did Spain adopt the flintlock?
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: When did Spain adopt the flintlock?

I don't have any concrete evidence, but I would suggest the majority of units would still be equipped with Matchlocks, or a mix of matchlock and flintlock. I have been involved in research at the National Army Museum and British Library over the last couple of months and the English army during this...