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by Dfogleman2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Latvia in GNW
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Re: Latvia in GNW

Janis Rose in Riga. Their site is in English, too!

https://www.janisroze.lv/en/gramatas/ve ... rmija.html
by Dfogleman2
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Latvia in GNW
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Re: Latvia in GNW

I googled the title of the book and found a book dealer in Latvia. Can’t remember the name, but they seemed to be a pretty large operation. The postage was very reasonable, IIRC.
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Probably not. The German regiments at Gadebusch, (Elbing and Stralsund regiments) did not.
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Further, Hoglund says that the German regiment, also called the Bajerska regiment raised in 1706, probably wore blue. He also cites a letter from Rehnskiold dated July 22, 1706, which says that the three newly raised regiments and battalions were dressed in blue coats with blue, red and aurora linin...
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Hoglund does not give any information on the uniforms of the Swiss and French regiments raised from soldiers in Saxon service following Fraustadt. Since the uniforms of the “Saxon” battalions also raised from Saxon prisoners were blue, and the whole army received new uniforms about that time, I woul...
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swiss pay

Do mean Swiss or do you mean Swedish?
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Expect that this dignitary is supposed to be King Christian V of Denmark.
by Dfogleman2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian Uniforms
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Re: Russian Uniforms

This is based on the Viskatov plate series of the early 19th Century. The info on the GNW is very much outdated, but the plates are nice, if inaccurate in many cases.
by Dfogleman2
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

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 Dfogleman2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Its true that many battle painters were not there, but van Meulen was painting for the king and probably wanted to get it right. I agree that many general officers may have worn a version of the uniform of regiments that they owned, and this is a good default to follow, absent any contradicting evid...
by Dfogleman2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

If you google paintings of Louis XIV by van Meulen, you will find numerous paintings of battles and sieges from the period, which show officers dress.
by Dfogleman2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

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.”
by Dfogleman2
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Flag Size
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

Re: Flag Size

As already said, the Saxon flags “in real life” were larger than the Swedish, Danish and Russian flags. I have my Swedish flags sized at 30mm on the hoist.
by Dfogleman2
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW Second unit of Swedish Lifeguard
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: GNW Second unit of Swedish Lifeguard

Great, as always!