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by Glorfindel
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elizabethan Ireland Project
Replies: 5
Views: 4482

Re: Elizabethan Ireland Project

Lovely figures and some very impressive and atmospheric terrain. I'm looking forward to reading more on the blog. A couple of sources you might be interested in (if you haven't already seen them) : Elizabeth's Army by CG Cruickshank https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elizabeths-Oxford-Paperbacks-Charles-Cruic...
by Glorfindel
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Question on English horse
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

Re: Question on English horse

My understanding is : a. They were the same Regiment (with the Earl of Oxford as their Colonel between 1661 and 1688). The nickname derives from the unique colour of their coats; b. In his excellent book "The Army of James II", Stephen Ede-Borrett confirms that the Trumpeters were granted the privil...
by Glorfindel
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 15718

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

>>here are some thoughts Thank you very much for this - very interesting. I am looking forward to reading this title (the book is currently in transit)... >>we are jointly paying with the idea of an "Armies of the War of the League of Augsburg" title... Yes please ! Let us know if this project does ...
by Glorfindel
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch army at neerwinden
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

Re: Dutch army at neerwinden

Robert Hall identifies the following Regiments at Neerwinden / Landen in his "Dutch Army" CD : Cavalry : van Ginkel (2 Sqns) Saxe-Heilburg (2 Sqns) Graaf van Rochford (2 Sqns) Graaf van Warfusé (2 Sqns) Heer van Obdam (2 Sqns) van Nassau-Friesland (3 Sqns) Friesland Garde du Corps (1 Sqn) Graaf van ...
by Glorfindel
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648
Replies: 8
Views: 8897

Re: The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648

Many thanks for the update - definitely one for next month. I do find the shift in release dates frustrating but the books are normally worth the wait. Looking at both the 'Century of the Soldier' and the 'Reason to Revolution' series, there are so many books of interest. Need to sell a kidney to af...
by Glorfindel
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 15718

The Army of James II (Helion)

This one snuck in under the radar. I normally keep an eye on this series as there are some great titles coming but didn't notice it. Might be of interest : http://www.helion.co.uk/published-by-helion/century-of-the-soldier-c-1618-1721/books-in-series/the-army-of-james-ii-1685-1688-the-birth-of-the-b...
by Glorfindel
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The War of the Grand Alliance in Spain 1689-1697
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

The War of the Grand Alliance in Spain 1689-1697

I've just found a very interesting source on the 'Red Sash Games' site which might be of interest :

http://redsashgames.com/


Scroll down to 'Army of Roussillon' under War of the Grand Alliance.



Phil
by Glorfindel
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721
Replies: 6
Views: 3869

Re: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721

Some really interesting links listed here. I've managed to track down one or two (Scribd is useful here). Reconstructing these armies is a fascinating task (made even more so when you can't speak Italian !). Translation sites are helpful but they sometimes come up with some colourful suggestions... ...
by Glorfindel
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721
Replies: 6
Views: 3869

Re: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721

I've spent quite a bit of time looking into the armies of the Italian States (as part of a project looking at regimental lineage). Anyway, I've found a huge amount of information available about one of the more important States (Savoy/Piedmont) but relatively little about the remainder. A few source...
by Glorfindel
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Grand Alliance Game
Replies: 11
Views: 5077

Re: Grand Alliance Game

One quick question - I wonder the red coated chaps in picture 17 are (carrying the red flag with large sun device) ?

This really is a stunning collection that has clearly taken years to complete.


Phil
by Glorfindel
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Grand Alliance Game
Replies: 11
Views: 5077

Re: Grand Alliance Game

What a beautiful collection. Very well done. Lovely figures and a superb looking game.


Phil
by Glorfindel
Mon May 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battles of the Franco-Dutch war
Replies: 2
Views: 3007

Re: Battles of the Franco-Dutch war

I've had a look on the excellent 'AD 1672' site and come across a page which might give you some pointers :

http://rampjaar.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/1677

Hope this helps,


Phil
by Glorfindel
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW play test
Replies: 2
Views: 2841

Re: GNW play test

Magnificent. Beautiful figures and simple but evocative terrain.

More please !



Phil
by Glorfindel
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Useful Sources
Replies: 1
Views: 3184

Useful Sources

I've recently come across some a couple of sources that might be of interest. Firstly, the following link downloads "FORGING A COALITION ARMY: WILLIAM III, THE GRAND ALLIANCE, AND THE CONFEDERATE ARMY IN THE SPANISH NETHERLANDS, 1688-1697", a Dissertation by John Stapleton, Ohio State University (20...
by Glorfindel
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hall CD "Armies of Hanover, Celle & Brunswick 1670-1715"
Replies: 8
Views: 5631

Re: Hall CD "Armies of Hanover, Celle & Brunswick 1670-1715"

I am considering buying this CD. Has anyone already bought it ? Any thoughts ?


Phil