Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

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Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by markdo » Fri May 10, 2013 9:23 pm

I need to start William's cavalry off.

From Sapherson and Grant I've worked out the regts, uniforms, no of men and then translated that into BLB terms of how many squadrons/ half squadrons each.

It seems clear that a number of regiments- usually 3-4- need merged together to make squadrons.


I have 2 Qs to my esteemed colleagues out there.
1. Aesthetically, should I aim to put like colour of uniforms together or should I aim for a bit of variety?

2. Also, would I be better keeping the Garde de Corps separate as a troop or squadron- would their morale or training be higher than the other regts?

Many thanks,
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Re: Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by Dfogleman2 » Fri May 10, 2013 11:02 pm

Before painting any Dutch figures I think you should take a look at the new CD on the Dutch Army by Robert Hall et al. The info there is much more up to date than either Sapherson or Grant. I am having to repaint to some extent almost all of my Dutch cavalry and infantry.
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Re: Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by Churchill » Sat May 11, 2013 5:03 pm

Ray.
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Re: Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by simon boulton » Sat May 11, 2013 6:02 pm

Eppinger's dragoons only had five squadrons
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Post by EvilGinger » Sat May 11, 2013 6:33 pm

Factually perhaps, but we are not talking about actual squadrons more of how to model them under BLB2 & given that squadrons varied quite a bit in size in actuality its not as easy as it might be to convert squadrons on a one for one basis.

A very similar issue came up on the recent Masion du Roi thread.

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Re: Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by Churchill » Sun May 12, 2013 11:43 am

Ray.
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Re: Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by markdo » Sun May 12, 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks for the advice so far. I'm happy with the OB and the number of figures/bases required it's really the uniform colours concerns me and whether there were established brigades I should be adhering to.
Is there somewhere in the UK sells this Robert Hall book so I can avoid paying in dollars?

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Re: Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by markdo » Sun May 12, 2013 4:18 pm

Ah! Yes!
I can solve my problem by having 2 figures to a troop for smaller rgts.

Thanks all!
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Post by yar68 » Mon May 13, 2013 5:52 am

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Re: Dutch cavalry for Glorious Revolution- advice sought

Post by markdo » Mon May 13, 2013 5:29 pm

That's good to know. Thanks, Ray.

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