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by simon boulton
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Inf Uniform WSS oops.
Replies: 7
Views: 3250

Re: Dutch Inf Uniform WSS oops.

As Bazz said, the dyes used doing this period meant that colours faded over time so you could use them to represent a red cuffed regiment. Red cuffs were the most common colour so there are plenty of regiments to choose from.
Best wishes,
Simon
by simon boulton
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We are back in business!
Replies: 2
Views: 3123

Re: We are back in business!

Yes, thank you to everyone who got the forum fixed. Have missed not being able to visit the forum :D
Best wishes,
Simon
by simon boulton
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Gardes te Paard
Replies: 37
Views: 9081

Re: Gardes te Paard

Barry, I'd be interested in buying some extra cornets if they're left over,
Best wishes,
Simon
by simon boulton
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you from Barry
Replies: 19
Views: 168005

Re: Thank you from Barry

Barry, Thanks to you too for your hard work and for promoting the period. Your articles in the various magazines are always a treat to read and very inspriring. I've enjoyed painting the Warfare figures that I've purchased this year and will no doubt be obtaining some more next year too. Merry Chris...
by simon boulton
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Guard attack at Ramillies
Replies: 6
Views: 3222

Re: Dutch Guard attack at Ramillies

I thought Littens book was very good and would recommend it to anyone interested in the period.
Best wishes,
Simon
by simon boulton
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Company and Battalion Organization
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Re: Company and Battalion Organization

Hi Jeff, I think it's very likely that the Swiss would have followed the tactical doctrine of the army that they were in the pay of. I believe that in this period the colonels of the individual regiments had a say in the tactics that they would have used and adapted them before any official regulati...
by simon boulton
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Uniforms for Spanish and French Guards
Replies: 7
Views: 3677

Re: Uniforms for Spanish and French Guards

Look very nice! do you think they would fit in with the Front rank figs? i already have a collection but would like to add a few of these in to the mix as it were. Well it's a matter of opinion but I think they are fine alongside Front Rank but in their own units. I've got quite a few of the Ebor f...
by simon boulton
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Perry plastic and Foundry metal French Carabiniers
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Perry plastic and Foundry metal French Carabiniers

I think the Perry plastic horses will be much bigger than the Foundry ones
by simon boulton
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish Foot Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: Danish Foot Guard

I'm sure some gentlemen who are far more knowledgable than me will reply but I seem to recall that the Danish Foot Guards did continue to wear a single breasted coat during the WSS period whilst the line regiments changed to the new style coat,
Best wishes,
Simon
by simon boulton
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found it!
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: Found it!

Interesting question Matt. There's no question that finding information out quickly about uniforms, OOB's and such is much quicker and easier now thanks to the internet. I also find it inspiring and useful to see the pics of other peoples painted figures that are so abundant now. I wonder if I'd get...
by simon boulton
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: french greanadier headware at the boyne
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: french greanadier headware at the boyne

Arthur, do you know which regiment the drummer is from in the top plate?
Many thanks,
Simon
by simon boulton
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: french greanadier headware at the boyne
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: french greanadier headware at the boyne

As far as I know the French grenadiers during this period wore the same hat as the line companies. It was later into the 18th century before they Began to wear the bearskin cap in certain regiments,
Best wishes,
Simon
by simon boulton
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The cost of wargames figures
Replies: 29
Views: 9763

Re: The cost of wargames figures

I agree that historical wargames figures are well priced. Provided I keep the amount of figures purchased in proportion to the number I can paint in say a month then the figures are affordable for me, although having had no pay rise for three years is starting to bite :( Exchange rates and Customs d...
by simon boulton
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 151497

Re: Blenheim OOB

Ray, When Charles XII came to the throne in 1697 the Swedish regiments in Dutch service as subsidy troops returned to Sweden but a single regiment was retained by the Dutch. The men for this were drawn from all the other units and it was led by Bengt graf von Oxenstierna. This regiment became part o...
by simon boulton
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 151497

Re: Blenheim OOB

Hello Gentlemen,
There were some Swedish regiments in the Dutch army as subsidery troops doing this period. If I recall correctly, by the time of the WSS there was only one regiment still with the Dutch army but during the LOA period, there were more,
Best wishes,
Simon