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by wdrenth
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

New saw that book before. Quite a different league than Walton's work!

kind regards, Wenand
by wdrenth
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

It is a nice book which catalogues a tremendous amount of (little) details. Unfortunately there seems to be only one digitized copy around, which is also used by some profiteers who sell it in paper, which misses pages 156-169 (covering the battle of Aughrim). Guess the person scanner the pages fell...
by wdrenth
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Red & Blue Dragoons
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Huguenot Red & Blue Dragoons

hi Phil, You are welcome. If there is mis-identification, then that is mostly due to our moderners misunderstanding of that period. From the Dutch perspective, these Huguenot officers were probably just incorporated (attached to) in established regiments (the Garde Dragonders and Marwitz' Regiment)....
by wdrenth
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: French mercenaries in the Royalist army
Replies: 0
Views: 864

French mercenaries in the Royalist army

dear all, Not an expert on military matters of the English Civil Wars, I was triggered by a reference to the employment of French mercenaries in the Royalist army between 1643 and 1645. This is stated in 'The Civil Wars. A Military History of England, Scotland and Ireland 1638--1660', edited by John...
by wdrenth
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Red & Blue Dragoons
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Huguenot Red & Blue Dragoons

hi Phil, These are indeed two mystery regiments. As many will know, many Huguenots had fled to the Dutch Republic after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. What could happen with the refugees with military ambitions, is that they were attached (incorporated) in Dutch regiments. In principle that ...
by wdrenth
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: forces of the Covenanter Rebellions in 1666 and 1679
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: forces of the Covenanter Rebellions in 1666 and 1679

hi Old John,

Thank you! Maybe there are some bits. And if there is nothing more, well, too bad then.

kind regards, Wienand
by wdrenth
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: forces of the Covenanter Rebellions in 1666 and 1679
Replies: 2
Views: 552

forces of the Covenanter Rebellions in 1666 and 1679

dear all, Just an odd question that popped to my mind lately. The Covenanter army of the 1679 rebellion was not really small, several thousand of men. What I wondered, is there any information on their composition, if any, and possible sub-structuring in battalion or regiments? kind regards, Wienand
by wdrenth
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693

gentlemen, thank you for the replies. Here you will find a Digitized Book about the standing Army of Brunswick 1600-1714, from 1899, german Language of course - free for download (25MB) Techn. University of Brunswick: https://publikationsserver.tu-braunschweig.de/receive/dbbs_mods_00028569 Thank you...
by wdrenth
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Hanoverian Regiment (later 9B) Lewenhaupt 1693

dear all, Yet another question on the identification of a Hanoverian colonel in the early 1690s. It is related to the Hanoverian Regiment (or the Calenberg partition of Brunswick-Luneburg) that was later denoted as 9B (as it formed the root of the 9. Infanterie Regiment that was formed in 1773). Thi...
by wdrenth
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

hi all, Thanks for the replies. Still not convinced :-) It simply doesn't make sense for Ernst Detlof to be busy in Mecklenburg, whilst pursuing other things in Sweden and who was busy in Poland around 1708 and 1709. Also, the wiki on Adam Philipp states he commanded a regiment of dragoons, was prom...
by wdrenth
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Mecklenburger regiment 'Krassow' 1708

all, Having some time for research with the force isolation &c, I wanted to ask about the Krassow brother during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, We have Ernst Detlof von Krassow (1660-23 Jan 1714). An officer in Swedish service, ultimately reaching the rank of lieutenant-general. The German ...
by wdrenth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 15423

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

[ I have a book on this but at the moment I have lost it. King William abolished James II's regiment the "Lord Admiral's Maritime Regiment" because of its historical ties to James II. Some uniforms from James II's reign: Do you have a source for the statement is was disbanded because of particular ...
by wdrenth
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 15423

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

[ I have a book on this but at the moment I have lost it. King William abolished James II's regiment the "Lord Admiral's Maritime Regiment" because of its historical ties to James II. Some uniforms from James II's reign: Do you have a source for the statement is was disbanded because of particular ...
by wdrenth
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 15423

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

From the top of my head, only drawings by the author(?); no colour plates. For the rest text.

Wienand
by wdrenth
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 15423

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

hi, The works by Childs are 100% academic in nature and composition, including extensive references. His style of writing is very eloquent, and he is very capable of describing the big picture (how do things fit into history), as well as the more nitty gritty stuff. I think his first book, on the ar...