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by Dfogleman2
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Balanced army sizes for GNW Swedish and Russian armies
Replies: 16
Views: 4050

Re: Balanced army sizes for GNW Swedish and Russian armies

A few comments. The Swedish horse regiments were supposed to be issued with cuirasses but quite often did not wear them. Whether armored or not, they were more than equal to the Saxon and Danish cuirassiers. Indeed, the Swedish dragoons easily took on the Saxon cuirassiers. The dragoons at Fraustadt...
by Dfogleman2
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Question from tonights game
Replies: 3
Views: 2462

Re: Question from tonights game

I believe that is correct. The theory being that infantry didn't pay much attention to what their own cavalry was doing, since cavalry was always running around.
by Dfogleman2
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Quick Question on Orders
Replies: 9
Views: 4639

Re: Quick Question on Orders

In other words, if you have a brigade of four units and you want them all to start moving, you will need expend four orders, but only need to put down one order chit.
by Dfogleman2
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)
Replies: 22
Views: 8765

Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

A true story: I was riding on à train from Lund to Copenhagen a couple of years ago. A Norwegian student was talking to a Danish student (in English, of course!) and one of them said, "No one can understand the skånske." The other agreed whole-heartedly. Maybe that was the Danish commanders problem!
by Dfogleman2
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenheim
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenhei

The companies were brigaded in pairs, so there were eight squadrons of about 140 men each. I would just create four BLB "squadrons" and use four company standards that look cool. Otherwise , there would be too many flags. The Project Seven Years War website shows how the companies were paired. Note ...
by Dfogleman2
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenheim
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenhei

Only the Gendarmerie was at Blenheim. The other units, which were part of the Maison du Roi, were not. The Gendarmerie was not part of the Maison du Roi. So everything beginning with 005 A and after would have been there and all the units before would not have been.
by Dfogleman2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Scanian War Swedes and Danes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Re: Scanian War Swedes and Danes?

Attached is a link to a PDF which includes a painting by Lemke of the Battle of Halmstad on 17 August 1676. In the foreground there are two Swedish musketeers in blue coats, which probably are from the Garde. The sword belt is over the right shoulder and another belt is over the left. This belt does...
by Dfogleman2
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: No colours for the fusiliers?
Replies: 20
Views: 5537

Re: No colours for the fusiliers?

Truls,

What period are you looking for? The regiment was Ingoldsby's from 1693-1705. It be became the Royal Regiment of Welch Fuzileers in 1723. It appears that the flag did not have the Prince of Wales feathers, etc. until then.
by Dfogleman2
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)
Replies: 22
Views: 8765

Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Well, I got the book last week- very quick service from Denmark to the U.S. - and it looks pretty good. There are lots of photos of paintings, weapons and equipment, many in color, OOBs, good maps and extensive sources references. Of course, it is in Danish, which I decipher more than actually read,...
by Dfogleman2
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Reveiw of the Swedes
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

Re: Reveiw of the Swedes

I would not want to face these fierce guys!
by Dfogleman2
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)
Replies: 22
Views: 8765

Re: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Upon looking at my thread title, is see that my autocorrect was set to German! My apologies.

Anyway, I get these books regardless of language because there is very little in English.
by Dfogleman2
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)
Replies: 22
Views: 8765

New Book on Battle od Helsingborg (nicht Danish)

Here is a new book on the Battle of Helsingborg: "Det ulykkelige slag" by Karsten Skjold Petersen. This looks like it will be good. A reviewer compares it favorably with England's book on Poltava and Oscar Sjostrom's book on Fraustadt. If this is true, it's high praise, indeed. https://gad.dk/det-ul...
by Dfogleman2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: White coated, white hatted Hanoverian cavalry
Replies: 4
Views: 2979

Re: White coated, white hatted Hanoverian cavalry

As much as I like the Compendium, I would go with Hall on this question. Hall's latest CD is based on a lot of new research. Twenty-five years ago secondary sources indicated that white hats were worn until at least 1705, but I'm not sure if that is correct.
by Dfogleman2
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: White coated, white hatted Hanoverian cavalry
Replies: 4
Views: 2979

Re: White coated, white hatted Hanoverian cavalry

A review Robert Hall's CD shows that every picture depicting cavalry after 1700 shows a black tricorne. A few show tricornes in the 1690. All of the "round" brimmed hats in the 1690s are black. There a cream colored hats in the 1670s and 1680s.