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by Clibinarium
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: BRUSHING UP! - TOPS TIPS ON PAINTING & MODELLING
Topic: Green stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1383

Re: Green stuff

Nine days would be very short. Might happen if it was kept in a warm place? Best kept in the freezer when not in use. Should last for months. Try mixing different ratios of yellow to blue to see if that helps. From memory the more blue the less sticky? I never could get on with it all that well. Aft...
by Clibinarium
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Garde te Paard Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Garde te Paard Question

No colour, but a good zoomable image of an engraving; https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/zoeken/objecten?q=boyne&p=4&ps=12&st=Objects&ii=0#/RP-P-OB-79.460,36 Gardes are in the bottom right corner marked "9". I have seen colour versions of this image, but they are crude colourings that are clearly incorre...
by Clibinarium
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 'Marlborough's Danish Troops' - article from Military Modelling
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: 'Marlborough's Danish Troops' - article from Military Modelling

Sounds useful for what I am working on right now! Email on the way
by Clibinarium
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Swedish Officers wearing karpus hats?
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Swedish Officers wearing karpus hats?

My understanding is officers stuck to hats. In fact I read this again the other day, but can't recall the source, could have been a TMP thread. I wouldn't be lead by what appears in miniature ranges; I've seen AWI British grenadier standard bearers too many times now. Could the officer in karpus be ...
by Clibinarium
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: Opinions and info on Prussian uniforms invited.
Replies: 16
Views: 7849

Re: Opinions and info on Prussian uniforms invited.

Barry's latest blog post has a preview pic of the doll greens for the Prussians;

http://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.co.uk/ ... rface.html
by Clibinarium
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Challenge- earliest depiction of Louis XIV dragoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Challenge- earliest depiction of Louis XIV dragoon.

Hmmm although the Vinkhuijzen Collection image (made in 1910 apparently) shows the date of 1676, its very clear that it uses the 1686 cartoon as its source, from the arrangement of the the equipment and the dead give away of the little pompom on the top of the bonnet (which I have always thought a b...
by Clibinarium
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Challenge- earliest depiction of Louis XIV dragoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Challenge- earliest depiction of Louis XIV dragoon.

Hi, Been looking into the early period of Louis XIV's armies and was struck by the paucity of images of dragoons. We all know the famous image - http://faculty.georgetown.edu/spielmag/docs/legrandsiecle/images/Dragonnades.jpg I can't seem to find anything earlier than that (1686). I know that many w...
by Clibinarium
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Scanian War Swedes and Danes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

Scanian War Swedes and Danes?

Hi all, Wanted to ask people's opinion on Swedish uniforms during the Scanian war. Before anyone gets excited this is not for Warfare Miniatures' purposes. Anyway on the subject of equipment, matchlock armed men probably had cross belts and apostles. Flintlock armed men with cartridge boxes. Hoglund...
by Clibinarium
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: Opinions and info on Prussian uniforms invited.
Replies: 16
Views: 7849

Re: Opinions and info on Prussian uniforms invited.

Thanks for all the input. I got the Baccus CD and it was pretty useful.

Prussian and Danish infantry dolls to head off for casting shortly.
by Clibinarium
Sun May 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: Opinions and info on Prussian uniforms invited.
Replies: 16
Views: 7849

Opinions and info on Prussian uniforms invited.

Hi all, Myself and Barry have been discussing what's next on the GNW menu and we are looking at Danes and Prussians. I have a decent handle on the Danes, but I'm having a harder time with the Prussians. It seems that the infantry pretty much followed the standard style for most European armies and w...
by Clibinarium
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tricorns in French Army
Replies: 8
Views: 3341

Re: Tricorns in French Army

Here's an unexpected source. French Soldiers in Siam in the late 17th Century. One clearly in tricorn the other not. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/French_soldiers_in_Siam_17th_century.jpg Yet another possible branch for the period; French vs Siamese 1688. https://en.wikipedia.o...
by Clibinarium
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Regiment de le roi/curassier du roi
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

Re: Regiment de le roi/curassier du roi

My understanding is that they are distinct regiments, du Roi (as in Régiment du Roi; the King's regiment) was established in the 1630's and the cuirassiers du Roi were formed in the 1660s. I think the blue faced red may be indicative of the King's livery. Neither is to be confused with the Régiment ...
by Clibinarium
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 6130

Re: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments

Another thing to bear in mind is that the number of pikemen in this period was much reduced as compared to the ECW, so that a battalion has too few to engage in Push of Pike . One can imagine highlanders, who presumably are at least as smart as horses, not charging full pelt into levelled pikes, eit...
by Clibinarium
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 6130

Re: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments

Hmm, I doubt it; Montrose's highlanders were able to overrun pike armed covenanters 50 years before without hindrance. Though obviously a look at the weapons inventories if available would be definitive.
by Clibinarium
Thu May 12, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: helmets for pikemen
Replies: 2
Views: 2324

Re: helmets for pikemen

The likelihood is that helmets were disappearing by the later 1680s, but at a stretch you can include them in German and Swiss regiments in the French army which were among the last to give them up. Outside of France a morrion type helmet was more likely in pikemen that had helmets, but again they a...