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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: 10231

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: 10231

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: 10231

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: 10231

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: 1182

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: 10231

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: 10231

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: 10231

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: 3769

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: 4220

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: 8251

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...
by wdrenth
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Oxford's Blews - running head on into the wall!
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Oxford's Blews - running head on into the wall!

The Calendar of Treasury Books is a valuable source for getting an understanding of the movement of regiments during the WSS, as it is neatly divided into the various regions and establishments, and how, and from which vote, they were paid. The Royal Horse Guards and the troops of horse guards are l...
by wdrenth
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS OOB of Elkisem battle - Colonel Jamart
Replies: 4
Views: 3319

Re: WSS OOB of Elkisem battle - Colonel Jamart

hello Romain,

You may find this link of interest:
http://vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/revues ... i_1703.htm

kind regards,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish Foot at Aughrim
Replies: 52
Views: 15470

Re: Danish Foot at Aughrim

I would also add that there is some variation on the Nassau regiments, however the two I identified were in Ireland 1690/91 and the General was Graf Frederick of Nassau-Zuylenstein so I'm reasonably happy I have them right, if anyone has other ideas please say and why. Just to add about the Nassaus...
by wdrenth
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish Foot at Aughrim
Replies: 52
Views: 15470

Re: Danish Foot at Aughrim

<...> Weinand, thanks for the info on both Gustavus Hamilton and Erle's but just for clarity are you saying there were two Gustavus Hamiltons or a Gustavus and a Gustovos Hamilton? It is such an unusual name combination that a clarification would be helpful please. I suspect the use of the name Gus...