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by Schomberg
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Russell's Horse
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Russell's Horse

He was also given the colonelcy of Lord Delamere's regt of Horse as the incumbent Lord had been a political rather than a military appointment and once secure in England, William was doing his housekeeping. I think that this would have been early 1690 just after or possibly during the Dundalk Camp d...
by Schomberg
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Russell's Horse
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Russell's Horse

After Tyrconnell removed Theodore Russell from his Colonelcy, what happened to his regiment of horse? Who took over as Colonel? Did they remain in Jacobite service? Was there a similar situation to Mountjoy and Forbes(?) where the regiment had a number of it's troops declare for the other side? Thanks
by Schomberg
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Dragoons and Grenadiers
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Dragoons and Grenadiers

Thank you Barry. Dragoons are always classed as Loose Order and Grenadiers as Close order regardless of how they are based. That makes sense now and the choice of basing is simply down to the individual with no bearing on their order. Grenadiers are designated as Elite rather than going up a dIe typ...
by Schomberg
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Dragoons and Grenadiers
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Dragoons and Grenadiers

OK, so Dragoons and Grenadiers can be based in loose order as individual models or close order with 5 figs per stand for Dragoons or 6 figs per stand for Grenadiers. I have a couple of questions. Dragoons in Loose Order are harder to hit and move better over rough ground. They suffer from losing the...
by Schomberg
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of the Boyne questions
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Battle of the Boyne questions

@JT_Brit. I'd love to see your Boyne set up. Our Boyne River would need to be a bit larger though as we are playing 60 figure battalions with roughly twice the frontage you mention. I think we are looking at as much at 12-14 feet for table size as we too want to include the Drybridge crossing. We (E...
by Schomberg
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of the Boyne questions
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Battle of the Boyne questions

Nps. Can I ask what number of figures per battalion you are using and their frontage?
by Schomberg
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: All or Nothing Charge
Replies: 9
Views: 3822

Re: All or Nothing Charge

I don't know but I think that applying attrition to all squadrons might go some way to removing the 'All or Nothing charge' as a default formation.

As for the second question, I think that all squadrons pursue.
by Schomberg
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of the Boyne questions
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Battle of the Boyne questions

Yes,the Horse and Foot were deployed as separate entities. I believe that Le Caillemotte was the Brigadier commanding the Huguenot foot at Oldbridge. All three battalions were involved in the crossing though Le Caillemotte's bore the brunt of the fighting. Le Caillemotte himself was injured and carr...
by Schomberg
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of the Boyne questions
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Battle of the Boyne questions

There were two Schomberg regiments of Horse at the Boyne. Count Meinhard Schomberg was given the Colonelcy of a regiment of English Horse. These were with him at Roughgrange/Rosnaree. The Duke of Schomberg's regt of Horse were Huguenots and were part of Ginkel's Brigade who crossed the Boyne at Dryb...
by Schomberg
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch guard
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Dutch guard

There is one reference that gives an anecdotal quote from Percy Kirke. When William was seen and heard to worry about his poor blue guards, Kirk was heard to remark that they might have fared better had they a few pikes. That's the only direct reference i can think of at the minute and it certainly ...
by Schomberg
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Grading Troops
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Grading Troops

Thanks for your thoughts. I remembered that Barry had made some suggestions for grading the Huguenots in the Aughrim pdfs and so they are now sorted out. My thoughts were on Schomberg telling William that his Huguenots were twice the soldiers of any any other Regiment in his army. On further reflect...
by Schomberg
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: By way of an explanation
Replies: 7
Views: 18845

Re: By way of an explanation

Really looking forward to you 17C Naval rules. Inspired to watch Captain Blood.....again. Are you ever going to get around to posting the final part of Whisky in the Jar on your blog? I’m sure i’m Not the only one interested to find out if Sarsfield and Galloping Hogan made their getaway.🙂
by Schomberg
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Grading Troops
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Grading Troops

In the course of the current lockdown I have managed to add several new Squadrons of ‘guard’ Horse and finally finish my Huguenot and Dutch battalions for our Elimination Gaming Club LoA Ireland project. I have two squadrons of Garde te Paard and a single squadron of Dutch Garde Du Corps added to th...
by Schomberg
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: First game and a few questions
Replies: 13
Views: 6948

Re: First game and a few questions

@Flick40 Absolutely. Btw, your photograph is excellent. Really nice set up. I am so jealous. We are playing WoTK using 10mm Pendraken and refought the Break of Dromore a couple of weeks ago. The next LOA club battle is going to be a ‘what if’ scenario. The Battle of Moyry Pass will be representing w...
by Schomberg
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: First game and a few questions
Replies: 13
Views: 6948

Re: First game and a few questions

@flick40

Why is squadron C not in a Supporting Role? Are you confusing Supporting and Reinforcing in your last reply?

Although not the best laid out question, please regard Squadron B and C as a two squadron Brigade of Horse.