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by wdrenth
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693

gentlemen, thank you for the replies. Here you will find a Digitized Book about the standing Army of Brunswick 1600-1714, from 1899, german Language of course - free for download (25MB) Techn. University of Brunswick: https://publikationsserver.tu-braunschweig.de/receive/dbbs_mods_00028569 Thank you...
by wdrenth
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693

dear all, Yet another question on the identification of a Hanoverian colonel in the early 1690s. It is related to the Hanoverian Regiment (or the Calenberg partition of Brunswick-Luneburg) that was later denoted as 9B (as it formed the root of the 9. Infanterie Regiment that was formed in 1773). Thi...
by wdrenth
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

hi all, Thanks for the replies. Still not convinced :-) It simply doesn't make sense for Ernst Detlof to be busy in Mecklenburg, whilst pursuing other things in Sweden and who was busy in Poland around 1708 and 1709. Also, the wiki on Adam Philipp states he commanded a regiment of dragoons, was prom...
by wdrenth
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

all, Having some time for research with the force isolation &c, I wanted to ask about the Krassow brother during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, We have Ernst Detlof von Krassow (1660-23 Jan 1714). An officer in Swedish service, ultimately reaching the rank of lieutenant-general. The German ...
by wdrenth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

[ I have a book on this but at the moment I have lost it. King William abolished James II's regiment the "Lord Admiral's Maritime Regiment" because of its historical ties to James II. Some uniforms from James II's reign: Do you have a source for the statement is was disbanded because of particular ...
by wdrenth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

[ I have a book on this but at the moment I have lost it. King William abolished James II's regiment the "Lord Admiral's Maritime Regiment" because of its historical ties to James II. Some uniforms from James II's reign: Do you have a source for the statement is was disbanded because of particular ...
by wdrenth
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

From the top of my head, only drawings by the author(?); no colour plates. For the rest text.

Wienand
by wdrenth
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

hi, The works by Childs are 100% academic in nature and composition, including extensive references. His style of writing is very eloquent, and he is very capable of describing the big picture (how do things fit into history), as well as the more nitty gritty stuff. I think his first book, on the ar...
by wdrenth
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Michiel Du Ruyter Movie (anyone seen this?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Michiel Du Ruyter Movie (anyone seen this?)

Two years ago I wrote a review of this movie on my blog: http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.com/2015/07/michiel-de-ruyter-overrated-movie-of.html In the Netherlands this movie gave some fuel to the anti-anything movement. I think something similar would happen in the UK with a move about Lord Nelso...
by wdrenth
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

Thanks for the replies Diomedes
As to the army under William III, you may find one of my publications of interest.

all,
For those interested, please find my review of this fine book at: http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.nl/ ... birth.html

all best,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

I received this nice book a few days ago. The book is very nice, with plenty of illustrations and sufficient details on uniforms, regimental organisation, equipment and colours to keep anyone with an interest in Early Modern military history busy for many hours. I have, however, some remarks on the ...
by wdrenth
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

Eagerly looking forward my copy -- had it on order for ages! And curious about the rumours that James' army wasn't completely disintegrated in late 1688/early 1689 and was ready to take the field without the need for rebuilding :-)

Wienand
by wdrenth
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this true?
Replies: 7
Views: 4428

Re: Is this true?

I think this form of revisionism is not isolated to Sweden and is also observed in the Netherlands. Though in itself it is not bad to study history, discuss it and learn one or two things from it. On the other hand, it is I think a fallacy to judge the distant past according to present-day's moral a...
by wdrenth
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visiting Amsterdam - Any Suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 4790

Re: Visiting Amsterdam - Any Suggestions?

The Army Museum re-located from Delft to Soesterberg ( https://www.nmm.nl/ ) If you are interested in 1939-1945, the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, just west of Arnhem, is worth a visit. Just east of Nijmegen is Groesbeek, with another Market Garden related museum. Further south there is the Dutch W...
by wdrenth
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Infantry in Ireland
Replies: 18
Views: 9730

Re: Huguenot Infantry in Ireland

The three regiments of Huguenot foot were raised in England in the spring of 1689. Several of the officers accompanied the prince of Orange in November 1688, and were part of the Dutch invasion army as gentlemen volunteers or reformadoes, attached to other Dutch regiments. Other officers were alread...