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by wdrenth
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Michiel Du Ruyter Movie (anyone seen this?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Re: Michiel Du Ruyter Movie (anyone seen this?)

Two years ago I wrote a review of this movie on my blog: http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.com/2015/07/michiel-de-ruyter-overrated-movie-of.html In the Netherlands this movie gave some fuel to the anti-anything movement. I think something similar would happen in the UK with a move about Lord Nelso...
by wdrenth
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 16709

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

Thanks for the replies Diomedes
As to the army under William III, you may find one of my publications of interest.

all,
For those interested, please find my review of this fine book at: http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.nl/ ... birth.html

all best,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 16709

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

I received this nice book a few days ago. The book is very nice, with plenty of illustrations and sufficient details on uniforms, regimental organisation, equipment and colours to keep anyone with an interest in Early Modern military history busy for many hours. I have, however, some remarks on the ...
by wdrenth
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 16709

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

Eagerly looking forward my copy -- had it on order for ages! And curious about the rumours that James' army wasn't completely disintegrated in late 1688/early 1689 and was ready to take the field without the need for rebuilding :-)

Wienand
by wdrenth
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this true?
Replies: 7
Views: 5380

Re: Is this true?

I think this form of revisionism is not isolated to Sweden and is also observed in the Netherlands. Though in itself it is not bad to study history, discuss it and learn one or two things from it. On the other hand, it is I think a fallacy to judge the distant past according to present-day's moral a...
by wdrenth
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visiting Amsterdam - Any Suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 5869

Re: Visiting Amsterdam - Any Suggestions?

The Army Museum re-located from Delft to Soesterberg ( https://www.nmm.nl/ ) If you are interested in 1939-1945, the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, just west of Arnhem, is worth a visit. Just east of Nijmegen is Groesbeek, with another Market Garden related museum. Further south there is the Dutch W...
by wdrenth
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Infantry in Ireland
Replies: 18
Views: 11714

Re: Huguenot Infantry in Ireland

The three regiments of Huguenot foot were raised in England in the spring of 1689. Several of the officers accompanied the prince of Orange in November 1688, and were part of the Dutch invasion army as gentlemen volunteers or reformadoes, attached to other Dutch regiments. Other officers were alread...
by wdrenth
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Oxford's Blews - running head on into the wall!
Replies: 8
Views: 5230

Re: Oxford's Blews - running head on into the wall!

The Calendar of Treasury Books is a valuable source for getting an understanding of the movement of regiments during the WSS, as it is neatly divided into the various regions and establishments, and how, and from which vote, they were paid. The Royal Horse Guards and the troops of horse guards are l...
by wdrenth
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS OOB of Elkisem battle - Colonel Jamart
Replies: 4
Views: 4314

Re: WSS OOB of Elkisem battle - Colonel Jamart

hello Romain,

You may find this link of interest:
http://vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/revues ... i_1703.htm

kind regards,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish Foot at Aughrim
Replies: 52
Views: 22786

Re: Danish Foot at Aughrim

I would also add that there is some variation on the Nassau regiments, however the two I identified were in Ireland 1690/91 and the General was Graf Frederick of Nassau-Zuylenstein so I'm reasonably happy I have them right, if anyone has other ideas please say and why. Just to add about the Nassaus...
by wdrenth
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish Foot at Aughrim
Replies: 52
Views: 22786

Re: Danish Foot at Aughrim

<...> Weinand, thanks for the info on both Gustavus Hamilton and Erle's but just for clarity are you saying there were two Gustavus Hamiltons or a Gustavus and a Gustovos Hamilton? It is such an unusual name combination that a clarification would be helpful please. I suspect the use of the name Gus...
by wdrenth
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Danish Foot at Aughrim
Replies: 52
Views: 22786

Re: Danish Foot at Aughrim

I think the extra Hamilton is also Gustavus Hamilton!! 20F 1-6-1689 Gustavus Hamilton 36Fa 20-6-1689 Gustavus Hamilton - 13-7-1691 Abraham Creighton (disbanded later) There were two Gustavus Hamilton's listed. One was the later Viscount Boyne, and commanded the later 20th Foot. The other Gustovus H...
by wdrenth
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dalton commission register dates
Replies: 5
Views: 3086

Re: Dalton commission register dates

hello Graf Bretlach, As other indicated, it is indeed the Old Style versus New Style, a source for much misunderstanding :-) Before 1700, the difference was 10 days. So, William of Orange sailed from Holland on 11 November 1688 [NS, as used on the continent], and landed at Torbay on 5 November [OS]....
by wdrenth
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Capture of Minorca 1708 -- order of battle
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: Capture of Minorca 1708 -- order of battle

hi Graf Bretlach, Thank you for the further input. I had checked several of the sources you mentioned indeed, and they all seem to agree on the numbers of men involved and division into nationalities. The Neapolitan could be same as Spanish: Naples was a Spanish possession, like many other pieces of...
by wdrenth
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Capture of Minorca 1708 -- order of battle
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Capture of Minorca 1708 -- order of battle

dear all, I am looking for information on the non-English troops that were part of Stanhope's expedition that took Minorca in September 1708. From literature, there seems to be agreement that the expedition numbered about 1,200 English and 1,400 Spanish and Portuguese. Of these 1,200 English, half c...