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by wdrenth
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 13203

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

hi Ray, I was referring to English/Scots guards at the Boyne. Of course, the Scots Guards were busy in Flanders, and the Grenadiers/Coldstream were partially in Flanders as well, and partially doing duty in England. What is your reference for English guards in Piedmont? As far as I know there was no...
by wdrenth
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 13203

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

sorry should have put down that mitchelborn was colonel of st johns regiment. at the boyne. Michelburne's and St. John's were different regiments, both served at the Boyne. Both originate from the Londonderry garrison, and were regularized by Kirke in August 1689. Both stayed in Ireland after the t...
by wdrenth
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: information on Portuguese regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 7197

Re: information on Portuguese regiments

hello Kingscarbine,

Thank you for your comments and information.

Wienand
by wdrenth
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 13203

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

dear all, From my own notes, based on Walton's book, Story's contemporary impartial history, and an article from the Irish Sword. The 1DG, 2F, etc, denote a more modern identifier of the regiment most people will understand: Horse: 1st and 3rd troops of guards Garde du Corps (the Dutch troop of hors...
by wdrenth
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 13203

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

hello Graf Bretlach, You'll find a list of English/Irish regiments at the Boyne in the Boyne book may Mike McNally, also on this forum of course, and in my '1699 half-pay list'. There were no English guards at the Boyne, nor was there any Scots Guards present! This is an error popping up every now a...
by wdrenth
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 17406

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

Gents,

Please find a, hopefully good, scan of said page. Not all names are that clear, but should be solvable with a little research I think.
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cheers,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 17406

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

15 squadrons remain unidentified. These could be Dutch, Spanish or possibly Brandenburg. Do you have a copy of the plan after page 38 in d’Auvergne? As is usual with Google, my copy is folded. This might provide clues as to the identity of these 15 squadrons. Dan, My copy of d'Auvergne comes from t...
by wdrenth
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 17406

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

hello Graf Bretlach, That is indeed an interesting question! You will find biographies of the several Schombergs here: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Schomberg,_Frederick_Herman_%28DNB00%29 and http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Schomberg,_Meinhard_%28DNB00%29 It seems that Meinhard was not naturialised a...
by wdrenth
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 17406

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

hi Ray, Yes, those nobles with their multitude of titles! Meinhardt Schomberg, the eldest son of Frederick Schomberg, was created Duke of Leinster in 1691. This was a reward for his services in Ireland (Boyne and Limerick). Charles Schomberg, the younger son of Frederick Schomberg, succeeded his fat...
by wdrenth
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 17406

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

Graf Bretlach wrote:Wienand, you have a new order :)
I have sent you a pm on this :-)
by wdrenth
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 17406

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

Graf Bretlach,

The OOB's given in Walton, and d'Auvergne, are usually the regiments present in the army at the opening of the campaign. Not all would form part of the actual forces engaged at battles, being in garrison for example.

Look forward seeing your website.

best regards,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 17406

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

I have compiled a list of regiments from the British isles on my blog: http://britisharmylineages.blogspot.nl/2012/05/battle-of-neerwinden-29-july-1693.html Graf Bretlach came with the question if the Duke of Leinster's Regiment (future 7th Dragoon Guards) shouldn't be there. This regiment was part ...
by wdrenth
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Officers
Replies: 11
Views: 6512

Re: Huguenot Officers

This was the regiment of dragoons commanded by Marquis de Miremont. It came into existence around 1690, and was formed mainly in Swiss from amongst Huguenot refugees residing there. The regiment was paid for by the Dutch Republic. The regiment served in Piedmont and Savoy, and somewhere in 1695 came...
by wdrenth
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Officers
Replies: 11
Views: 6512

Re: Huguenot Officers

Good question. My understanding is that the origin of rank and file mattered not that much, even less than that of the officers. Only in 1698 the whole question of 'Brits-only-in-our-regiments' started to play a role. The Journal of the House of Commons is full with requests for naturalization. Howe...
by wdrenth
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Huguenot Officers
Replies: 11
Views: 6512

Re: Huguenot Officers

I don't know for sure, but when in doubt I usually go with the colors appropriate for the government that paid the "foreign" regiments. Off the top of my head I don't recall if the Huguenots were in English or Dutch pay, or a combination. The Huguenots that were formed into three regiments of foot ...