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by TheRightfulKing2013
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2939

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Thank you Dan Schorr for this information, which is not easy to find.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2939

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

In 1689 the other 5 infantry regiments wore a grey coat with two having blue and three having red facings. In 1690 one of the blue faced units is listed as having green facings. Two of the units were described as wearing white coats and the others as grey. It is probable that the white coats were a...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Swedish Uniform Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 7232

Re: Swedish Uniform Questions

Well this website by Hans Hogman has a list of what it says are dates when the standard uniform was introduced in each regiment (eg 1691 for the Upplands regiment). Regarding the question of whether Scanian war uniforms might still have been in use. Well there was a uniform regulation in 1683 (this ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: artillery at Ramillies
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: artillery at Ramillies

This source says: Ramilles: Marlborough: 120 guns (30 – 24pdr, 8 Howitzers, 10 – 9pdr and 72 – 3pdr Regimental Guns. This website says that: The whole of the French and Bavarian artillery, 70 guns and mortars, was captured Also another website says that the Duke of Villeroi had "32 heavy guns" and ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service
Replies: 16
Views: 5535

Re: Swiss infantry in Spanish or Foreign service

The Spanish controlled Duchy of Milan employed Swiss soldiers, but there are conflicting accounts of their uniform. A Papal source from around this time said he witnessed Swiss troops in blue uniforms with a plume in their hats. But a French source in the late 1700s wrote that the Swiss in Milanese ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Petrine Army
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Early Petrine Army

Found some information. According to Ospreys "Armies of the Ivan the Terrible: Russian Troops - 1505-1700", the Gordon regiment (renamed Butyrski) wore red caftans (Russian style coats) after 1689.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Portuguese Uniforms help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Portuguese Uniforms help needed

Old John wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:24 am
many thank for info, it all helps, much appreciated
cheers Old John
No problem. Slight correction. The Lisboa regiment had light blue coats with white lace.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Portuguese Uniforms help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Portuguese Uniforms help needed

I used to have Condrays book but I lost it. I remember some details though. The reason for the late of information on this is the Lisbon Earthquake and tsunami in 1755 which destroyed a lot of it. What does exist seem to be largely in private collections. The Campo Maior regiment wore blue coat with...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Petrine Army
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Early Petrine Army

Thanks for sources. It does seem very difficult to get concrete information on this shadowy period in Russian military history. Regarding the "reiters". I know that they were probably introduced as cuirassiers (ECW style) during the reign of Mikhail or Alexei. What isnt clear is whether this was sti...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Garde Suisse detachment in Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Garde Suisse detachment in Ireland

I had an Osprey book on the Williamite campaign in Ireland which I have lost. I dont recall reading about the Gardes Suisses being present, though at least one Swiss regiment (not part of the Gardes Suisses) called the Famechon regiment was present during the campaign, I think including the Battle o...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Petrine Army
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Early Petrine Army

I am having some difficulty getting information on Peter the Great's army before the Great Northern War. I have read Osprey but it says that details on this army are sketchy and that most of the army was disbanded after the regent Sophia's failed coup in 1682. It does seem that the army became more ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Scania War Danish grenadier cap badge
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Scania War Danish grenadier cap badge

Some Danish grenadiers would have worn broad brimmed hats at this time. In Ireland Danish grenadiers in the Williamite campaign of 1689-91 did so. What is your source for this statement? For the first or second sentence? For the first one there is the image I linked to, which I understand relates t...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: French uniforms

I think the 1660s were a period of transition to grey uniforms which took until the 1670s to complete. Some units seem to have worne brown uniforms in the 1660s, for example the Carignan-Salieres regiment which was sent to Canada in 1665 wore brown coats with I think grey cuffs. Mercenary regiments ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2939

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Thanks Dan Schorr. Do you have any information on whether the cuirassiers kept the lobster-helmet in the 1690s, and also when the matchlock was replaced with the flintlock? Also any information on dragoon uniforms?
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2939

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Thank you.