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by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Garde Suisse detachment in Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Garde Suisse detachment in Ireland

Not sure where, but I recall reading in a source/book that when the French forces deployed to Ireland there may have been a detachment of Garde Suisse.

Was there a Swiss Guard detachment?

Could they have been present at the Boyne or first siege of Limerick?

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

Hi

For the English the lobster helmet was probably no longer in use. Not sure about back/front armour.

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 9
Views: 2692

Re: Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year everyone.

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: 5 new Russian cavalry codes in the shop today
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: 5 new Russian cavalry codes in the shop today

Would the different Horse Grenadier companies converged from different regiments have a mixture of fur and double front Mitra’s? Or I wonder if the Colonel’s of these combined Horse Grenadiers would want uniformity as much as possible.

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: French Grenadier Battalion (POWs) in Swedish Service?
Replies: 9
Views: 3501

French Grenadier Battalion (POWs) in Swedish Service?

Happy New Years Everybody, For Christmas my Wife gave to me 'The Great Northern War Compendium' and interestly in the article on the Swedish Army there is reference to a French Grenadier Battalion. The Battalion was captured at Blenheim and the Grand Alliance transferred the troops to Saxon service....
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Great Northern War Compendium
Replies: 7
Views: 4314

Re: Great Northern War Compendium

Got mine under the Christmas Tree from my wife this morning.

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 3749

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, God bless us everyone.

Ed
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pike 'rot' - fact or fiction?
Replies: 41
Views: 17770

Re: Pike 'rot' - fact or fiction?

I thought it was a well known fact that some troops pikes were longer then others :?: Some just had bigger spear heads at the end. I wonder if they were trying 'tactically' to make up for something.

Does it really matter how long a mans pike is, should thickness also count.

Cheers

Ed
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Help with a ruling needed please!
Replies: 6
Views: 3931

Re: Help with a ruling needed please!

Interesting situation, For your mounted charge example, it makes sense to me. After all in BLB2 a sqn of six figures can also be considered a pair of sqns. Not sure what you mean in regards to your Blenheim example. Isn't it apples and oranges from above? A dismounted battalion behind cover engaged ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 5654

Re: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments

Hello trojan58au From what I have read/research for the Glorious Revolution and follow on campaigns in Ireland and Scotland this is what I think: Established English regiments matchlocks with pike but transitioning to flintlock. May be based on seniority with the exception of the Royal Fusiliers who...
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Maison du Roi and Gendarmes for Nine Years WAR
Replies: 1
Views: 2032

Re: Maison du Roi and Gendarmes for Nine Years WAR

For the latter WSS Front Ranks makes figures for some of the units for the Masion.

I'm sure enventually Warfare Miniatures will :wink:

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: So how do you design an army
Replies: 6
Views: 4062

Re: So how do you design an army

It's the scale of the thing :wink: It is a very interesting discussion. For BLB2 Barry and Co recommend for a balanced force it should have a figure ratio of one cavalry figure for every two infantry figures or two cavalry sqns for one infantry battalion. However in Ireland there would be less horse...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat May 21, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Regiments without pikes
Replies: 12
Views: 6447

Re: Regiments without pikes

Hi Gunter,

In regards to the chevaux de crises, how do you score them on the tabletop within a war game rules set (BTLB2?).

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tiffin's Regiment of Foot spoted in Quebec, Canada!
Replies: 2
Views: 2525

Re: Tiffin's Regiment of Foot spoted in Quebec, Canada!

Not to bad with the ppts. There is a lot of discussion groups on various topics and briefings from SMEs or VIPs from various commands.

cheers

Edward