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by simon boulton
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Irish militia
Replies: 15
Views: 8214

Hi, I would agree with Rob, the civilian dress had changed to a longer coat by then. I've mixed in some ECW figures for variey in my Irish foot but have mostly used Dixon figures, they do a nice 'rebel' figure.
Cheers
Simon
by simon boulton
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite flags
Replies: 4
Views: 3610

The lace wars scenario book 'The wars of the grand alliance' has illustrations for some jacobite flags. Antrims is green with red cross. On the cross a crown and harp. In each quarter there is a grey cloud on the right hand side with an arm coming from it holding a sword. Eustaces is buff coloured w...
by simon boulton
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Irish
Replies: 17
Views: 7623

It should of course, be white cuffs for Berwick!
by simon boulton
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Irish
Replies: 17
Views: 7623

Here's some extra info on the Jacobite Irish uniforms that I've come across that hopefully might be of interest. Lord Clare's dragoons were known as the yellow dragoons, this could be because they wore yellow/buff coloured coats or had a red coat with yellow facings. There was an irish regt of foot ...
by simon boulton
Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French Cavalry
Replies: 5
Views: 3556

Guys, many thanks, you've been a great help. The link with the scanned plates is very useful for the flags. Have invested in the C A Sapherson books and they are very useful. I'm rapidly realising that for the period 1989 to 1697 theres not tons of info to go by and often some of it is contradictory...
by simon boulton
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French Cavalry
Replies: 5
Views: 3556

French Cavalry

Hi everyone I'm after some info on French cavalry uniforms and flags. A while ago, I purchased some painted Dixon's cavalry with grey coats and red cuffs, the saddle cloth is red with a yellow trim. On the base the previous owner has written french line cavalry. The only info I have on French cavalr...
by simon boulton
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Help
Topic: ULB Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

Many thanks for your reply!
Best wishes
Simon
by simon boulton
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: ULB Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

ULB Question

Hi everyone,
Just a quick question. If you use 5 figures for the odd cavalry squadron, does it still test to charge and fight as 6 figures?
Many thanks
Simon
by simon boulton
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Reading recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 4378

Many thanks for all your help guys
Best wishes
Simon
by simon boulton
Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Irish Again
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Have been doing some calculations using the 'Review of the Royal Army 1/2 October 1989' in the osprey book on the Battle of the Boyne. Overall the ratio of firearms to pikes comes out at about 3:1 but when you look at the individual regiments and rounding to a whole figure, there are wide variations...
by simon boulton
Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Reading recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 4378

Reading recommendations

Hi everyone,
i'm wondering what books people would recommend for the war of the league of Augsburg and Irish Jacobite war? I'm looking for accounts of the wars and battles as opposed to uniform info. Also, any good fiction?
Best wishes
Simon
by simon boulton
Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Earl of Antrims regt
Replies: 2
Views: 2292

Barry, many thanks for your reply, I think my preference will be to add a few highland figures to the regt for a bit of variety. Interestingly, the osprey book includes the review of the army on 1/2 October 1989 and lists Antrims regt as having 63 officers, NCO's, drummers etc, 411 with firearms, 46...
by simon boulton
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Earl of Antrims regt
Replies: 2
Views: 2292

Earl of Antrims regt

Hi everyone, I'm new to the LOA period and am avidly reading up on it. I'm currently reading 'The Seige of Derry' by Carlo Gebler. On page 69 it talks about the arrival of the Earl of Antrims regt in Derry. It says they were called Redshanks because of their - legs and says they were all highlanders...