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by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: Stradiots and Javelin armed cavalry in TYW ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3417

Re: Stradiots and Javelin armed cavalry in TYW ?

The Army of Flanders kept lancers until 1640. The Stradiots were still around, but as for mounted crossbowmen I haven't found evidence of that. However Catalan soldiers included crossbow infantry in the early 1600s (at least rebel ones) according to recently released minituras canovas plates. Also i...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: Saxon tactical formations during TYW
Replies: 22
Views: 12455

Re: Saxon tactical formations during TYW

I have a copy of the book on the Saxon army in the 30 yrs war. The Saxon pikemen seem to not have worne helmets but did have at least front breastplates and tassets (hip guards). Officers sashes were yellow. The artillery was comprised of six 12 pounders, 12 six-pounders and associated artillery par...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648
Replies: 8
Views: 5798

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

I would refer to Pieter Snayer's painting of the Battle of White Mountain ( images from it are here), at which (I think?) he was personally present. Bavarians seem to be wearing Spanish style tabard cassacks (some dark blue), while officers wear buff coats with dark blue (almost sea blue) sashes. Th...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Waist Sashes for French Pikeman (First post)
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

Re: Waist Sashes for French Pikeman (First post)

I think in the French army, stockings were often the same colour as the cuffs.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: New color plates (free) for Spanish Catalan in NYW
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: New color plates (free) for Spanish Catalan in NYW

chema1986 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:01 pm
TheRightfulKing2013 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Are the soldiers with the black sashes the rebels or the loyalists?
Hello mate! Those are rebels, probably armed by the French
Thanks.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Waist Sashes for French Pikeman (First post)
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

Re: Waist Sashes for French Pikeman (First post)

I havent seen any images of French pikemen (except the officers) wearing White sashes though in Ospreys book "Louis XIV's army) it shows the Douglas regiment pikemen wearing a white sash, a cuirass and a burgonet helmet. During the Restoration English pikemen wore sashes (usually white), as perhaps ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: New color plates (free) for Spanish Catalan in NYW
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: New color plates (free) for Spanish Catalan in NYW

Are the soldiers with the black sashes the rebels or the loyalists?
by TheRightfulKing2013
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: War of Devolution 1667-1668... Uniform ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: War of Devolution 1667-1668... Uniform ideas?

Thanks for the Info! I knew some of the details about the Chamberga guard regiment, but it seems that the illustrarion is not correct, because the guard was dressed in yellow and red. I dont know why is coloured in red and blue in that illustration, anyway is a posibility. The problem with that war...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: War of Devolution 1667-1668... Uniform ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: War of Devolution 1667-1668... Uniform ideas?

Thanks for the Info! I knew some of the details about the Chamberga guard regiment, but it seems that the illustrarion is not correct, because the guard was dressed in yellow and red. I dont know why is coloured in red and blue in that illustration, anyway is a posibility. The problem with that war...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: War of Devolution 1667-1668... Uniform ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: War of Devolution 1667-1668... Uniform ideas?

This blog (bottom of page) has some images from this period from the Vinhuizen collection. Some Spanish some not. I think the Chamberga infantry regiment (also called the Tercio of Madrid) was formed in Spain in 1665 during the failed coup against Queen mother Mariana. The image in the Vinhuizen co...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

Did English and Dutch cavalry still wear cuirasses or lobster helmets during the Nine Years War 1688-97? I'm aware that the English entered the WSS without them but then reintroduced them during the latter conflict.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: First appperance of Tricorns in military dress?
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: First appperance of Tricorns in military dress?

In "Louis XIVs army" by Osprey there are engravings from the NYW period with soldiers wearing tricorne, The plates show soldiers in the 1690s wearing them. Army of the Blue King also mentions the introduction of tricornes in Bavaria I think in the 1683 regulations. However I saw a painting from the ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Scanian War Swedes and Danes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Re: Scanian War Swedes and Danes?

My understanding is that the Danes abolished the pike between 1676-87. The flintlock replaced the Danish matchlocks during the Scanian War, but the Swedes didn't completely phase out the flintlock until around 1698, and kept the pike (officially at least) until around 1721. I suspect Danish grenadie...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wanted: details of Spanish horse regt c.1680
Replies: 9
Views: 2754

Re: Wanted: details of Spanish horse regt c.1680

>>>did they wear cuirasses in 1680? It sounds as though they did. The above source includes the following : "Until the mid 1680's cuirassiers and lancers wore breast and back plates, or at least the breastplate..." Phil I have some doubts. I have that ebook also, and while it does say that until th...