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by TheRightfulKing2013
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: COLOGNE DRAGOONS-RAMILLIES ERA
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: COLOGNE DRAGOONS-RAMILLIES ERA

I think in the 18th century, the early 17th century practice of non-officers wearing sashes was dying out, in part because of the growth of uniforms as a distinguishing feature on the battlefield. In the 18th century, sashes were something more associated with officers rather than the rank and file....
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?

The Swedish tactic at the Battle of Lund in 1676 was to charge with pistol in hand and fire when they could see “the whites of the enemy’s eyes.” The sword was then drawn in the melee. This was specifically referred to as “in the French manner.” Yes but the date when the Carolean reforms were intro...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Friedrich August I. wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:04 am
Well, I will look if I can give any information on your request. It my take a bit of time so :wink:
Thank you. :)
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?

Puysegur, a soldier under Turenne, claimed that under Turenne, the use of the pistol by the French cavalry had ended (Turenne died in 1675). But on the other hand, in 1691 the Royal Carbiniers were raised, suggesting to some that firearm use by cavalry might have been reintroduced to some degree. To...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Okay but you do have any information on trends in how generals and their bodyguards dressed in different countries, colour-wise? I get the impression that in France it might have sometimes been redcoats (from painting of Battle of Fleurus 1695] where the Duke of Luxembourg is wearing a redcoat), or ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Maureillas 1674, in 28m
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Battle of Maureillas 1674, in 28m

Very nice. May I make a minor suggestion? I notice from the blog you linked to that many of the hats from before the 1700s are white/grey. So maybe make the hats that colour? I think it wasnt until around 1695 that some regiments had black hats in the Iberian regiments. Also you represented the cut ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Did generals have uniforms?

Is there any real evidence of generals wearing uniforms in the late 17th century, and the War of the Grand Alliance in particular? I know there are a lot of portraits of generals wearing armour typical of early to mid century cuirassiers. But I'm wondering was this how they dressed on the battlefiel...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Is there any evidence for drummers and officers uniforms? I know there's an artillery officer earlier in the thread but I mean other than that? Thanks in advance.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Piedmont army during League of Augsburg War
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Piedmont army during League of Augsburg War

Nice website thanks. I used to have the ebook called "Army of the Duchy of Savoy" but I deleted it by mistake. The plates on there mostly line up with the ebook, although the uniforms in the ebook I had were from 1670 onwards and some in your website are earlier. On the ebook, the Saluzzo regt had f...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service
Replies: 16
Views: 5094

Re: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service

Correction: I've had another look at the ebook and it seems it was the officers of the Swiss in Milanese service (Milan was part of the Spanish empire) that wore blue coats with white plume. The source was the Papal Nuncio in Turin in 1696. Given that the ebook also shows the Grison regiment wearing...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Thank you Dan Schorr for this information, which is not easy to find.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2318

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

In 1689 the other 5 infantry regiments wore a grey coat with two having blue and three having red facings. In 1690 one of the blue faced units is listed as having green facings. Two of the units were described as wearing white coats and the others as grey. It is probable that the white coats were a...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Swedish Uniform Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 6874

Re: Swedish Uniform Questions

Well this website by Hans Hogman has a list of what it says are dates when the standard uniform was introduced in each regiment (eg 1691 for the Upplands regiment). Regarding the question of whether Scanian war uniforms might still have been in use. Well there was a uniform regulation in 1683 (this ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: artillery at Ramillies
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: artillery at Ramillies

This source says: Ramilles: Marlborough: 120 guns (30 – 24pdr, 8 Howitzers, 10 – 9pdr and 72 – 3pdr Regimental Guns. This website says that: The whole of the French and Bavarian artillery, 70 guns and mortars, was captured Also another website says that the Duke of Villeroi had "32 heavy guns" and ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service
Replies: 16
Views: 5094

Re: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service

The Spanish controlled Duchy of Milan employed Swiss soldiers, but there are conflicting accounts of their uniform. A Papal source from around this time said he witnessed Swiss troops in blue uniforms with a plume in their hats. But a French source in the late 1700s wrote that the Swiss in Milanese ...