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by Ronan the Librarian
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: And now for something completely different.
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Re: And now for something completely different.

Which bug bit you - Chain of Command, or What A Tanker? :D
by Ronan the Librarian
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Presents
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Presents

Lead socks are murder on the insides of your shoes, though.
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New age!
Replies: 20
Views: 4746

Re: The New age!

StuartM wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Hopefully it won't be too much of a change, and the forum should work on tablets better now.
Given our ages, I think most of us work better on tablets. 8)
by Ronan the Librarian
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Why not take St. Petersburg?
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

Re: Why not take St. Petersburg?

For those who have not yet seen it, I thoroughly recommend Lucy Worsley's "Empire of the Tsars" (currently available on BBC iPlayer) which covers the reign of Peter the Great in episode 1, including the founding of St Petersburg.
by Ronan the Librarian
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 62nd Bithday Bryce
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: Happy 62nd Bithday Bryce

Sorry to hear your update, Bryce. Let's hope 2018 treats you, and your missus, a lot better and you get back on the painting trail - I, for one, miss your excellent and inspiring brushwork.

A heartfelt, if somewhat belated, happy birthday.
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Saxon Gun
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: Saxon Gun

Thanks. I was looking at late 1680s/early 1690s. Anything you can dig up would be appreciated, but I think I might just assume it was a long-standing thing and go with the "bumble bee" look anyway, as I like it so much.
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Saxon Gun
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: Saxon Gun

Friedrich August I. wrote: Took a while until some noticed the scheme I painted my guns has been real :wink: :D
Any idea when that colour scheme was first adopted?
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wanted: details of Spanish horse regt c.1680
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Re: Wanted: details of Spanish horse regt c.1680

Thank you, that was all I needed, except to ask did they wear cuirasses in 1680?

I'm looking to include it as part of a "Tangiers Garrison" army for a FoGR competition next February.
by Ronan the Librarian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Question on English horse
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Question on English horse

b. In his excellent book "The Army of James II", Stephen Ede-Borrett confirms that the Trumpeters were granted the privilege of wearing Royal Livery (on campaign, they wore the same armour as the rest of the Regiment); I find this interesting - weren't trumpeters supposed to be "separated" from the...
by Ronan the Librarian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 10219

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

Having just read Wienand's review, I have to say that I am in complete agreement, apart from one point - the focus on the individual regiments. Mr Ede-Borrett does make the point in his introduction that his book is not meant to replace Mr Childs' earlier work. He also adds that virtually all of Mr ...
by Ronan the Librarian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wanted: details of Spanish horse regt c.1680
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Wanted: details of Spanish horse regt c.1680

Hi, Can anyone provide me with uniform/horse furniture/flag details for the Duke of Osuna's cavalry ( not dragoon) regiment that served at Tangiers briefly in 1680-83? I believe that the coats were off white/light grey, and the hats were a similar light colour, but I have nothing more on facings, ho...
by Ronan the Librarian
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Saxon Gun
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: Saxon Gun

That black and yellow colour scheme for the gun carriage looks impressive, doesn't it?