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by wdrenth
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Irish Bits 1689 etc
Replies: 31
Views: 9248

Re: Irish Bits 1689 etc

I know that several authors put some of the Guards on the Boyne, often collectively as 'English Guards', but without proper referencing I am always doubtful. For example, the Calendar of Treasure Books, nor the Calendar of State Papers, does not indicate English Guards were in Ireland (except for Ho...
by wdrenth
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Irish Bits 1689 etc
Replies: 31
Views: 9248

Re: Irish Bits 1689 etc

Not much of a flag specialist, but more interested in orders of battles. How certain is the presence of the Coldstream Guards on the Boyne, or in Ireland between 1689-91? From what I know is that the only foot guards present in the Williamite line-up were the Dutch Garde te Voet and the Danish foot ...
by wdrenth
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish cavalry in Ireland
Replies: 18
Views: 9259

Re: Danish cavalry in Ireland

If I am not mistaken, these three regiments were formed with drafts taken from regular Danish regiments of horse.

According to the army estimates for the year 1691, each of the three regiments was composed of 6 troops with 270 men in total.

cheers,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jame II Irish Guards - One or Two Battalions
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Jame II Irish Guards - One or Two Battalions

Hello Dannie, As you could read on my blog, the pre-Revolution Irish Guards contained just 13 companies. As it were large companies, it could count for two battalions (when the Irish Guards were raised in 1662 it was about 1200 men). With the companies, as a battalion, going to England in October 16...
by wdrenth
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hay's Dragoon's @ Blenheim
Replies: 24
Views: 11599

Re: Hay's Dragoon's @ Blenheim

These are the links from the books I downloaded, but you may have to look around, sometimes Googles messes about with access or downloadability Being from the Netherlands, these book are not accessible. This has to do with local copyright thingies (and your webbrowser knows where you are of course ...
by wdrenth
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: smaller german states (ratings)
Replies: 28
Views: 9140

Re: smaller german states (ratings)

Hi wdrenth, It was I and not Dave who used the Scots regiment as a example. Hello Ray, My mistake, I meant to comment on your comment of course! Some time ago I posted some thoughts on the early history of the Royal Scots: http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.nl/2011/09/royal-scots-some-thoughts.htm...
by wdrenth
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: smaller german states (ratings)
Replies: 28
Views: 9140

Re: smaller german states (ratings)

Hello all, The popular view of German states hiring out their soldiers is one of trading soldiers as cannon fodder for gold. However, this view is far too simplistic. Peter Wilson, know for this TYW book, wrote another book, German Armies: War and German Society, 1648-1806, that covers the subject p...
by wdrenth
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 189984

Re: Blenheim OOB

As for an order of battle on Blenheim, have you considered Dalton's Blenheim roll that is printed in English Army Lists and Commission Registers Volume 5 ? It is available at http://archive.org/details/englisharmylist03daltgoog and gives a full list of officers, with details on wounded, dead, how mu...
by wdrenth
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 189984

Re: Blenheim OOB

To add to Motorway's reply, the number of English national troops present in the Low Countries between 1701 and 713 was never larger than about 25,000 men (20-22 battalions and a similar number of squadrons). True, England had in pay a multiple of that number as subsidy troops, but that was also tru...
by wdrenth
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Walloon and Flemish regiments?
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Walloon and Flemish regiments?

Henry de Caris became colonel of another regiment in 1723, until his death in 1736: http://www.milwiki.nl/dutchregiments/index.php?n=RepInf.IR600a This is probably the regiment referred to by Motorway. This was another regiment than the one raised by Caris in late 1702, and part of the augmentation ...
by wdrenth
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Walloon and Flemish regiments?
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Walloon and Flemish regiments?

These three Walloon regiments of foot, together with a regiment of dragoons, formed part of an augmentation to the Anglo-Dutch forces operating in the Low Countries in 1703 (given commitment and resources allocated it would be more just to refer to Dutch-and-some-Anglo forces 8) ). This augmentation...
by wdrenth
Sat May 12, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB Neerwinden 1693
Replies: 14
Views: 6634

Re: OOB Neerwinden 1693

I have taken liberty to add a list of British regiments at Neerwinden to my blog. In this post I have commented on the aforementioned wiki. I have also used better understandable regimental names :wink: . Please see http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.com/2012/05/battle-of-neerwinden-29-july-1693.ht...
by wdrenth
Thu May 10, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battles outside Flanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Battles outside Flanders

One of my favorite readings on the WSS in Spain and Portugal is Parnell's The War of the Succession in Spain during the Reign of Queen Anne 1702-1711.

regards,
Wienand