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by wdrenth
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Queen Anne's War
Replies: 2
Views: 2605

Re: Queen Anne's War

There were some larger battles and sieges in North America during Queen Anne's War. Think for example of the siege of St Augustine, Florida in 1702, the siege and capture of Port Royal (now Annapolis) on Nova Scotia in 1710. The attempt to capture Port Royal in 1707 was also pretty conventional. The...
by wdrenth
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Nassau battalion at Almanza 1707
Replies: 4
Views: 3236

Re: Nassau battalion at Almanza 1707

hi Tim, Only info I have is that the regiment numbered 422 men prior to the battle. Five officers were killed, and 16 other officers were taken prisoners together with 217 other ranks. Number of other ranks killed is unknown. The regiment itself was discontinued early 1708, in order to free funds fo...
by wdrenth
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Irish Regiments in England 1688
Replies: 1
Views: 1879

Re: Irish Regiments in England 1688

Don't know where you found that information, but it seems a bit incomplete. In late 1688, when it was clear that William III would attempt to invade England, three battalions of foot and a regiment of dragoons were sent from Ireland to England. One of the battalions was taken from the Irish regiment...
by wdrenth
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Paymaster General's account book 1690
Replies: 2
Views: 2476

Paymaster General's account book 1690

dear all, Some days ago I received an email from someone enquiring after an ascestor who might have served in the battle of the Boyne in 1690. She mentioned as book hitherto unknown to me, namely the 'Paymaster General's account book'. According to her emails, this book should contain information re...
by wdrenth
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: William's Lifeguards at the Boyne. Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 4557

Re: William's Lifeguards at the Boyne. Question.

It was actually the Dutch Lifeguards (Garde du Corps) that was ranked as the 4th Troop of Life Guards, and not the Garde te Paard. This error is made in some books, and copied ad infinitum, unfortunately. Wienand Are you talking about the English Lifeguards or the Dutch Lifeguards, fewer than 200 me...
by wdrenth
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Marlborough: soldier and diplomat
Replies: 22
Views: 9370

Re: Marlborough: soldier and diplomat

Rather nice book indeed.

Only 'drawback' is the rather old fashioned habit of putting all footnotes at the end of the book.
by wdrenth
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Scenario Suggestions for gaming an "Assault"
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

Re: Scenario Suggestions for gaming an "Assault"

One can even argue that siege warfare was the norm during this period, and that battles were the exception. :twisted:
by wdrenth
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel times by sail around 1700
Replies: 5
Views: 3376

Re: Travel times by sail around 1700

hi stecal, Thank you for the reply and the link, and I think something useful may come out. In the end, the main goal is to emphasis the conceptual thought that a voyage took in the order of months, not just a few weeks. Journeys by land took even longer. When in Bombay in the early 1660s, two perso...
by wdrenth
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel times by sail around 1700
Replies: 5
Views: 3376

Re: Travel times by sail around 1700

hello Günter, Thank you for your reply and the link. It looks like a proper place to start. However, 63 days from Portsmouth to Bombay sounds a bit too optimistic :) For example, when Bombay became English in 1661 (it was part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza), a battalion set sail for Bombay o...
by wdrenth
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travel times by sail around 1700
Replies: 5
Views: 3376

Travel times by sail around 1700

Dear all, Not related to anything marching or galloping, I am looking for information regarding the average travel times cross ocean around 1700. Sure this information can be distilled from several contemporary accounts, but maybe this has been sorted out before. Maybe there even were almanacks that...
by wdrenth
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Soldiers of William
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Re: Huguenot Soldiers of William

This book is indeed a good starting point for studying the Huguenot soldiers during the Nine Years' War, though Matthew Glozier (not Crozier), the author, misses some points in his final chapters. For instance, the Huguenots were not removed to Portugal after the NYW, but instead settled in Ireland....
by wdrenth
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: King James' Army
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

Re: King James' Army

Thank you Ben, encouraging words to pick this project up again as there still is plenty of room for improvements.
by wdrenth
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: King James' Army
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

Re: King James' Army

hi Phil, Being a 'publisher' author, I might shed some light on this :-) As a start, there is no Dalton type of work that lists all the regiments and commissions of James II's army in Ireland between 1689 and 1691. However, something can be derived from D'Alton's King James's Irish Army List 1689. T...
by wdrenth
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Kurland Regiments in Dutch Service
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Re: Kurland Regiments in Dutch Service

There was a regiment of dragoons raised by the Duke of Kurland. This regiment became the Regiment Garde Dragonders later.

More information: http://web.archive.org/web/200805252214 ... Cav.CR672h

kind regards,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 13201

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

As Graf Bretlach pointed out, a regimental colonel had a multitude of roles. Often, and certainly for the guards, he was a person of importance who had something better to do than leading his regiment. Schomberg's dad, the Duke of Schomberg is another example. He was given the colonelcy of the Royal...