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by Rebel
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Dutch Blue Guard and a Papal Banner..
Replies: 29
Views: 17733

Re: The Dutch Blue Guard and a Papal Banner..

Interesting thread.... Wienand - As always you've hit the nail on the head. Pragmatism and not philanthropy was William's "P" word !! Despite the internvening centuries the only thing that drove William wasn't his Faith or indeed that of his nemesis Louis XIV but rather the annexation by France of t...
by Rebel
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: French in Ireland

Tim,

I used the figures cited in the transcripts of the original French correspondence, edited by Sheila Mulloy for the Irish Manuscripts Commission.


Mike.
by Rebel
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Killiecrankie questions???
Replies: 18
Views: 5655

Re: Killiecrankie questions???

Ray,

Purcells - Dismounted dragoons.

CHeers,


Mike.
by Rebel
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Guard attack at Ramillies
Replies: 6
Views: 3540

Re: Dutch Guard attack at Ramillies

Maciek, oddly enough one of my current writing projects at the moment is a book on Ramillies...Am still awaiting my copy of the Litten book, but after the initial research my take on the villages is that they were similar to the Round Tops at Gettysburg - unimportant until the enemy tried taking the...
by Rebel
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch army 1688
Replies: 9
Views: 3431

Re: Dutch army 1688

Motorway has the right of it.

Transitional, but with the more high profile units having the better kit.

Take the English - When William disbanded the last of James' foot regiments he put all of the equipment in storage and had to reissue it to his own newly raised troops for 1689/90.


MIke.
by Rebel
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish Cavalry Uniforms & Banners
Replies: 12
Views: 5020

Re: Danish Cavalry Uniforms & Banners

Mark, ref coat colours I think the various sources are trying to recreate the sort of cloth known by the French as "gris-mêle". Basically it's a white cloth shot through with a greyish blue thread which generates the cloth referred to as "pale grey", "pearl grey", "light grey" or even "off white"......
by Rebel
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite Foot at the Boyne, pike to shot ratios
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: Jacobite Foot at the Boyne, pike to shot ratios

Both my Boyne and Aughrim books should contain a summary of what was shipped. Majority of the Jacobite foot wouldn't have had grenadier companies per se - most of the weapons being reserved for defensive purposes in any event.

- Regards,

Mike
by Rebel
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 162739

Re: Blenheim OOB

Ray,

Conyngham's were classed as Enniskillen but predominantly recruited in Donegal....


Mike
by Rebel
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s

No problem, it's a good description and helps me to envisage them. Crossbelts seem odd as this would imply flintlocks and would (given tne nationality) potentially take them out of 1689. For wargamng purposes would suggest that you've got two main options a) paint them up as governmental militia so ...
by Rebel
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s

Well, basically Scotland.... Having said that (and as I wrote at length in another thread) you could combine them with a Jacobite Irish force if you work from James II's own plans for 1689 - He wanted to mask Derry and then move the better elements of the army to Scotland to link up with his partisa...
by Rebel
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s

Thanks Clibinarium,

also redshanks - once believed by many to refer to the "fact" that Antrim's regiment went barelegged is actually now accepted to be a derogatory comment based upon the clan split between the MacDonnell's in Ulster and the Mc/MacDonald's in Scotland....
by Rebel
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s

And of course that the unit is described in the Diary of John Stevens and if they were wearing anything out of the ordinary, give the detail in the rest of his work, he would have noted it.
by Rebel
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s
Replies: 27
Views: 7904

Re: bonnet wearing infantery in ireland?? 1690s

Blücher, would base my comments on a) that they are in "highland kit" whilst the regiment was raised in Ireland and not Scotland and b) that - with the dispersal of companies as detailed in the Franco-Irish correspondence - we have a pretty good analysis of the detachments which marched to Derry. Mi...
by Rebel
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 17966

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Bugger, Monty another with hibernian lineage...Almost enough to make you break the parade guidelines in frustration...