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by Rohan Wilmott
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim

Hello all. I wonder if anyone has details/references on the number of artillery in the Franco-Bavarian army and their breakdown by calibre & nationality? Ray (Churchill) I remember your detailed listing of the Allied artillery on a previous post & wonder if you have details for the opposition? Cheer...
by Rohan Wilmott
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 138432

Re: Blenheim OOB

Hello, Theo.

On Military Matters in the US still list the Robert Hall plates in the catalogue, along with many uniform CD's, books etc. just click on the "Marlburian" tab in their index on the side bar & drool! They are a good company to deal with.

http://onmilitarymatters.com/pages

Cheers, Rohan.
by Rohan Wilmott
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: New Ebor figures part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

Re: New Ebor figures part 2

Hi, Tim!

Really great work with these units. How did you do the flowers on the command base?

Cheers, Rohan
by Rohan Wilmott
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS Saxon flags
Replies: 8
Views: 3141

Re: WSS Saxon flags

Dan Schorr in his "Notes on the Saxon Army 1700 - 1716" states that each company carried a flag or standard - white for the Colonel's company & coloured for the rest. That means about 12-16 for an infantry regiment and 8 - 12 for a cavalry regiment depending on the period. I guess this number would ...
by Rohan Wilmott
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: more dismounted dragoons questions
Replies: 22
Views: 7612

Re: more dismounted dragoons questions

Hello, Barry - thanks for your comments on this thread. I would very much value your thoughts when you are able on these ideas I posted in the "Question about rules for dismounting dragoons" thread earlier, and copied below (that was around the time of the website problems). I proposed the following...
by Rohan Wilmott
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: more dismounted dragoons questions
Replies: 22
Views: 7612

Re: more dismounted dragoons questions

Gidday from "Downunder"! I would tend towards the view of a slightly reduced/inferior quality of the Dragoons also. They were generally on inferior horseflesh - there are several accounts of the different prices paid for dragoon mounts vs Horse mounts, as well as the lesser height of these horses. P...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?

The squadrons can be either singles running around alone (very brittle) or brigaded together in a Regiment of up to 4 squadrons. So yes you may brigade different squadrons into a dragoon regiment before the game starts. As long as they remain in base to base contact, when the time comes you may dis...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?

Thanks, Ray. I am very happy with the concept of mounted squadrons of horse & dragoons needing seperate orders. Indeed I have always understood the concept of Barry's "BLB Game Squadron" representing 210 - 240 sabres in real life. This of course leads to interesting dilemmas when the real squadrons ...
by Rohan Wilmott
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?

Hello, Gents! For a brigade of mounted dragoons with squadrons from different regiments (or even from the same regiment) to dismount as 1 foot stand per squadron, I assume that a form order is needed for each squadron. So, if I were to dismount 3 squadrons to form a single unit of 3 bases, I assume ...
by Rohan Wilmott
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Horse Holders
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: Horse Holders

Ah! Wondered what had happened to my Dutch cavalry question ________________ Bill T The above from the "Whatever happened to?" thread. Gents, I was very interested in the info on that thread and the "English Horseholder" thread,too, and wonder if those who posted on the subjects could see their way...
by Rohan Wilmott
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: More Ebor WSS greens
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: More Ebor WSS greens

Really nice figures by Nick's team of sculptors, I agree, Arthur. I second your plea concerning the drummer - Oh & the ones I've got are strapping lads that look down at some of the grenadiers! Perhaps some drummer boys ! I too would like to see a variety of officers - they can generally be used in ...
by Rohan Wilmott
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Horse Holders
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Horse Holders

Hello all! Yes, Greg, I was enjoying the "English Horse-Holders" thread discussion too, so I will try to repeat the tuppence worth I sent, and hope that others will do the same. I find that dragoons can be the most expensive troop type (unlike the historical reality) as you have to provide mounted a...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French cavalry uniforms of the WSS
Replies: 13
Views: 4837

Re: French cavalry uniforms of the WSS

Gidday, Guys! I used to paint my own flags (Duke of Burgundy's standard was a pain), but with work & family time constraints I now buy them too. I'm with Ray & Jim - Robert Hall CD & sooo many lovely flags!!! I can also heartily endorse the flags by Iain at Flags of War (just ask him to print them a...
by Rohan Wilmott
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: GNW Swedish grenadiers
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: GNW Swedish grenadiers

Cheers, Maciek! Merry Christmas to all!
by Rohan Wilmott
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS-era Artillery and 28mm Front Rank Models
Replies: 26
Views: 6319

Re: WSS-era Artillery and 28mm Front Rank Models

Hello, John & Merry Christmas! I guess how you paint your guns really depends on what you are aiming to achieve with your armies. If like Ray, you are aiming to reproduce an historical orbat, then you are a little more constrained - thanks for that great info on the guns at Blenheim, Ray - Cheers! I...