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by Ronan the Librarian
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Mollo, RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 3115

John Mollo, RIP

John Mollo, author of a number of books on military history and uniforms, and costume designer/consultant on several films, has died in a care home in Wiltshire, England, on October 25th.  He was 86 and the older brother of Andrew and Boris.   Given the age of many of us on here, I would suspect tha...
by Ronan the Librarian
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Lee Legion
Replies: 6
Views: 5026

Re: Lee Legion

Nice to see you didn't succumb to the debatable "lilac leisure suit" look.
by Ronan the Librarian
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Uniforms for Ramillies
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: Uniforms for Ramillies

Hi, Gardes de Cologne - Bavarian blue coats; red cuffs/lining; white waistcoat and breeches; grey stockings; black neckcloth; yellow buttons and hat lace; cockade white/blue. Gardes de Baviere (assuming this is merely a French translation of the name) - Bavarian blue coats, waistcoats and breeches; ...
by Ronan the Librarian
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: The raising of the Saxon Army 1699-1712
Replies: 274
Views: 107185

Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1699-1712

RogerC wrote:Sorry that should be Pistorius base coated.
What did you use for the carbon prosthetics?
by Ronan the Librarian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648
Replies: 8
Views: 8620

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

I had been looking forward to this, but an early (anonymous, which can sometimes be suspicious, but not always) review* states that the author has written very little that is specifically about the Bavarian army itself but the text is full largely of generalities covering all armies of the period, w...
by Ronan the Librarian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: No colours for the fusiliers?
Replies: 20
Views: 7392

Re: No colours for the fusiliers?

I was going to say that the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (ordnance regiment) formed in 1685, and later the 7th Foot, had colours from the start. It consisted of a red cross on a white field, with cannons and other military paraphernalia coming out of the four corners where the arms of the cross inter...
by Ronan the Librarian
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: My project...Sculpting Spanish for Late 17C. Comparison pic
Replies: 17
Views: 10896

Re: My project...Sculpting Spanish for Late 17 C. Officer a

chema - Thank you very much for your reply to my question about the Spanish horse regiment at Tangiers. Very useful. Also, I couldn't help noticing the "Dragon de Sheldon" image. Was this regiment "imported" from Ireland originally? I ask because there was a "Sheldon's Horse" in the French army from...
by Ronan the Librarian
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: My project...Sculpting Spanish for Late 17C. Comparison pic
Replies: 17
Views: 10896

Re: My personal project... Sculpting Spanish for Late 17 cen

Chema - On a slight tangent, I don't suppose you have any details for the Duke of Osuna's cavalry regiment, which served briefly with the British garrison at Tangiers in 1680? I think they wore white/off-white/grey coats, but have nothing more.

Thank you.
by Ronan the Librarian
Sat May 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Anyone help with some basic uniform details?
Replies: 3
Views: 2918

Re: Anyone help with some basic uniform details?

Thanks - anything on artillery, other than battalion guns?
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon May 08, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Anyone help with some basic uniform details?
Replies: 3
Views: 2918

Anyone help with some basic uniform details?

I'm looking for basic uniform details (coat colour, facings, breeches, hat - and horse furniture where appropriate) for two foot, one horse, and artillery for each of any TWO small German states which would have been allied with Bavaria/Austria c.1690. This is to generate two small allied contingent...
by Ronan the Librarian
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hall CD "Armies of Hanover, Celle & Brunswick 1670-1715"
Replies: 8
Views: 5406

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

Yes, I have it. To my relatively untutored eye, it looks very good. The price is quite high, certainly compared to other CDs from Baccus, but the information is difficult to obtain and seems to be comprehensive.
by Ronan the Librarian
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Question (for Gunter?) on Saxon cuirassiers
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: Question (for Gunter?) on Saxon cuirassiers

Thank you - the first image is pretty much how I had pictured them during the pre-WSS period.
by Ronan the Librarian
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: The Bavarian Army During the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648
Replies: 8
Views: 8620

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

Now delayed until April 15th - albeit reduced to £17.95 (from £19.95).

Hoping to collect a copy from Caliver at Salute the following week.
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Question (for Gunter?) on Saxon cuirassiers
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: Question (for Gunter?) on Saxon cuirassiers

Roger and Gunter,

Thank you very much, that was exactly the information I was looking for. (Just to be clear, the "Collar" is the name of the entire garment, not just the bit that goes around the neck, often referred to as a "cape" in the 18th Century - yes?)

RtL