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by Arthur
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS French Dragoons
Replies: 2
Views: 3385

Re: WSS French Dragoons

All French dragoon regiments had a consistent field strength of three squadrons during the WSS. The older ones had had as many as four during the Dutch war in the 1670's, but that number was reduced to three after 1680. Most French line cavalry regiments had two squadrons but some - usually the olde...
by Arthur
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: DONNYBROOK
Topic: VAE VICTUS REVIEW
Replies: 3
Views: 2716

Re: VAE VICTUS REVIEW

The review is a positive one. It's a long piece, so a full translation would take way too long to do and much of the text describes how the rules system works anyway, but the gist of it is that the reviewer enjoyed Donnybrook, as the parting lines show - my translation : 'All in all, Donnybrook is a...
by Arthur
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Source for WSS French Uniforms
Replies: 68
Views: 45662

Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

WSS French gunners - a.k.a the Régiment Royal de l'Artillerie -wore grey coats lined blue with red waistcoats, breeches and stockings. The blue coat with red facings only replaced that uniform in 1720, five years after Louis XIV's death, and blue remained the colour of French artillery uniforms for ...
by Arthur
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: DE Lenk flag
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: DE Lenk flag

Which of the 24 flags have you shown :) The correct one for the period. As the French text above makes it clear, the one you provide a description for is the post-1760 drapeau d'ordonnance . As far as the regiment's structure is concerned, Susane is pretty clear on the matter : Sparre had two batta...
by Arthur
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: DE Lenk flag
Replies: 7
Views: 3685

Re: DE Lenk flag

The infantry regiment you have in mind was raised in 1690 as Leisler from Swedish soldiers in Dutch service captured at the battle of Fleurus. The unit became Sparre in 1694 and Lenck in 1714. Though originally formed from Swedish captives and later becoming Royal-Suédois, it was considered a German...
by Arthur
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Grand Alliance converged grenadiers
Replies: 14
Views: 8152

Re: Grand Alliance converged grenadiers

Not to sound like a button counter or a history nazi, but I don't think you can blame Ray for providing Chema with the historical answer he asked for in his original post. Ray's just telling it like it is : grenadiers could indeed be used as shock troops and organised into ad hoc assault parties dur...
by Arthur
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Source for WSS French Uniforms
Replies: 68
Views: 45662

Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Hi Doug

Yes, your rendition of feuille morte - i.e dead leaf - is as good as any. And though they may seem like a detail at first sight, the red waistcoats really add a welcome dash of colour amidst all that grey.
by Arthur
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Crisis 2013 figure
Replies: 18
Views: 11623

Re: Crisis 2013 figure

Bit of threadomancy here, but I'm reviving this to find out if I could possibly get the officer figure in its unpainted form. I've had a look at Ebay but can't seem to come up with results.

Anyone here has a spare figure for sale or knows where I can get one ?
by Arthur
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 25541

Re: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

Hi guys , any ideas of when any of those NS 1672 beauties will come out ?? cheers. No time scale yet as Steve Saleh is working on several other things but a very reliable source tells me Nick Eyre is keen to develop the range further, so more figures will definitely be added in an as yet undisclose...
by Arthur
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Source for WSS French Uniforms
Replies: 68
Views: 45662

Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

I very much doubt your unit would have been laughed off the table, Doug. Feuille morte is one of those interesting colours everyone seems to interpret his or her own way : some illustrators render it as a medium brown, others as a slightly orangey shade of tan. For what it's worth, I'd suggest using...
by Arthur
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Source for WSS French Uniforms
Replies: 68
Views: 45662

Re: Source for WSS French Uniforms

Just finished the Regiment of Navarre... To be pedantic about it, Navarre's drapeaux d'ordonnance had feuille morte - i.e orange brown - cantons, not green ones. Your coloured flag appears to combine the golden lillies and crowned arms of Navarre devices featured on the white cross of the Navarre c...
by Arthur
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English regiments in Spain, 1703-1711
Replies: 13
Views: 7076

Re: English regiments in Spain, 1703-1711

Do either Tincey or Sapherson give their source, Arthur? Tincey uses a primary source dated June 30th 1686 - A list of King James' Army on Hounslow Heath as they lay encamped . Sapherson doesn't provide footnotes outside of the bibliography featured at the end of his booklet, but I suspect he was m...
by Arthur
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English regiments in Spain, 1703-1711
Replies: 13
Views: 7076

Re: English regiments in Spain, 1703-1711

When formed by Lord Dartmouth in 1685, the Royal Fusiliers had red coats lined yellow and fusilier caps with yellow front plates. John Tincey and Alan Sapherson concur on yellow facings for the 1690's and the Nine Years War. The blue facings seem to have been adopted during the early years of the WS...
by Arthur
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French Battalions in Ireland...
Replies: 16
Views: 8988

Re: French Battalions in Ireland...

Tournaisis : Marquis de Brouilly

Zurlauben : Beatus Jacques de la Tour Chatillon, Comte de Zurlauben
by Arthur
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English regiments in Spain, 1703-1711
Replies: 13
Views: 7076

Re: English regiments in Spain, 1703-1711

I, too, would like to know your opinion, as people really interested in this period of History and not as secessionists that are looking for an History. Can we keep the pro-unionist politics separate from a mutual love for toy soldiers? ;) Well, Xavier Rubio's take on the subject is obviously very ...