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by Glorfindel
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French Garde du Corps bandoleers
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: French Garde du Corps bandoleers

I've looked at both the Osprey and David Wilson's book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=french+army+austrian+wilson It appears that each of the four Company's wore a bandoleer with silk squares in the Company colour, each of which is surrounded with p...
by Glorfindel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: artillery at Ramillies
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: artillery at Ramillies

The Osprey covering Ramillies estimates that the Franco-Spanish army deployed 70 guns. It provides the following estimate: 12 x 16-24 pdrs 20 x 6 - 12 pdrs 38 x 4 pdrs Of these, 40-44 are assumed to be French. I suppose that the critical aspect for wargaming this battle is that Marlborough's army is...
by Glorfindel
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: LOA Armies
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

Re: LOA Armies

>> where would a wargamer find more army compositions than the 4-5 in the rule book. And color of uniforms and flags. There is a wealth of information on the series of Uniform CDs here : https://www.baccus6mm.com/catalogue/WSSUniformCDs/ Although the CDs can be expensive, they are well worth it, I a...
by Glorfindel
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: French army of louis xiv
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: French army of louis xiv

Looking forward to these releases.

This series deserves to be well supported as it is really bringing to life an era which
is normally less well covered. Some excellent books coming up.



Phil
by Glorfindel
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Petrine Army
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Early Petrine Army

I don't have them (yet !), but I imagine that the following books from Helion might be useful : MUSCOVY'S SOLDIERS. THE EMERGENCE OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY 1462-1689: https://www.helion.co.uk/browse-title-series-more/century-of-the-soldier-c-1618-1721/books-in-series/muscovy-s-soldiers-the-emergence-of-th...
by Glorfindel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668

Hi there, I have the book (which is a very good read). My understanding is that there was originally 1 Regiment of Horse (Marquis of Schomberg's, of 8 Troops) plus two Regiments of Foot (Henry Pearson's & Francis Moore's). Jonathon Riley's book confirms that the foot regiments 'wore red coats and we...
by Glorfindel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: French uniforms

This is one of those much-debated subjects that pops up regularly on various forums (fora ?) and can result in much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair. Anyway, my understanding is that, although there would a number of shades, most were off-white /very light cream. Not grey. This post on TMP cove...
by Glorfindel
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Episodes from the GNW
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Episodes from the GNW

I really liked these paintings illustrating moments from the GNW.

http://canvas.pantone.com/gallery/27539 ... rthern-War

I haven't bought the Compendium (yet) but I think they may be taken from this.



Phil
by Glorfindel
Thu May 31, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Garde te Paard Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: Garde te Paard Question

I've had a look at the extensive Robert Hall CD but unfortunately, this just refers back to Lawson. I've also found a second painting by de Hooghe but can't see a large enough version to make out any details : https://www.historyireland.com/early-modern-history-1500-1700/king-billy/ I think the answ...
by Glorfindel
Tue May 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Spanish militia unit LoA War
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

Re: Spanish militia unit LoA War

Really interesting theme and magnificent painting to bring it to life.

Well done !
by Glorfindel
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Dutch guard

>>or matchsticks?


I love the idea of the premier Dutch infantry Regiment fighting
with matchsticks... :lol:
by Glorfindel
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacobites in Russia
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: Jacobites in Russia

Sounds really interesting and not too expensive either.


Phil
by Glorfindel
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Flags
Replies: 0
Views: 847

French Flags

This link might be of interest if you are creating a French army (provides details of the coloured Ordonnance flags for a huge range of Regiments) :

http://www.troupesdemarine.org/tools/th ... Ordonnance
by Glorfindel
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Aughrim Remembered
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Aughrim Remembered

Given the publication of 'War of Three Kings', you might find this interesting (taken from a
family history site for Clan Kelly) :

http://www.kellyclanireland.com/tracing ... imitstart=


Phil