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by wdrenth
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: french horse at the Boyne
Replies: 7
Views: 4779

Re: french horse at the Boyne

This regiment of Huguenot horse, was the regiment of the Duke of Schomberg. Schomberg was of course killed at the Boyne, and was succeeded by the future Earl of Galway. It was raised in England in March 1688, with eight troops. Most officers were Huguenots who had some to England with William of Ora...
by wdrenth
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tangier 1683
Replies: 31
Views: 12197

Re: Tangier 1683

hi Dave, I don't have names of the captains of the three Spanish troops, and no not more that these troops served in Tangier between 1680 and 1684. Googling on 'spanish horse tangier 1680' gives several hits, but haven't searched them all. Perhaps they were hired, to replace the three English troops...
by wdrenth
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tangier 1683
Replies: 31
Views: 12197

Re: Tangier 1683

hello Redmist, As for the troops as Tangier: In 1661 and early 1662, four regiments of foot were shipped to Tangier, together with a troop of horse. Three of the regiment came from the Dunkirk garrison: one was an old Protectorate regiment and two were Royalist regiments, predominantly Irish. The ot...
by wdrenth
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Malplaquet allied victory!
Replies: 6
Views: 2919

Re: Malplaquet allied victory!

Though I am not into wargaming myself, I find the observations you put forward interesting. Many years ago I played a computer game related to the battles of Quartre-Bras and Waterloo (it was called Fog of War or something, it was pretty detailed regarding orbats). Playing with the French, it was so...
by wdrenth
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: information on Portuguese regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 7182

Re: information on Portuguese regiments

All, Whilst exploring other sources for information on Portuguese regiments, this seems to be really a tough nut to crack and the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 will not have helped, I have obtained a copy of Dorrel's book on the campaign in Spain in 1710. As Maciek wrote, this book is pretty well writte...
by wdrenth
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: information on Portuguese regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 7182

Re: information on Portuguese regiments

@Motorway Thank you for the link. Looks like an interesting project, and hope they will include more than just a database of names. I have seen similar projects on the www, and sometimes they tend to focus on names only and provide little context. @karamustafapasha Thank you for the book title. Wien...
by wdrenth
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: information on Portuguese regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 7182

information on Portuguese regiments

dear all, I am looking for detailed information on Portuguese regiments during the War of the Spanish Succession. I am in possession of Pat Condray's booklet from Editions Brokaw from 1992, but that doesn't provide the information I am looking for. What I am looking for are basically, short, regimen...
by wdrenth
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Introductory Reading for WSS
Replies: 13
Views: 6211

Re: Introductory Reading for WSS

Hi, http://www.spanishsuccession.nl/ gives a decent introduction to, and overview of, the War of the Spanish Succession. Even the Wikipedia entry of the conflict is pretty decent. If you look for a good book, I am afraid there is no real decent English language book on war of the Spanish Succession....
by wdrenth
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: British Army in the Nine Years war
Replies: 11
Views: 6523

Re: British Army in the Nine Years war

hello Maciek, A pretty good review is found here: http://internationalhistory.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/book-review-of-the-nine-years-war-and-the-british-army-1688-1697-the-operations-in-the-low-countries/ Whether the book is a 'must' have depends of course on ones particular interests and points of ...
by wdrenth
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: British Army in the Nine Years war
Replies: 11
Views: 6523

Re: British Army in the Nine Years war

If this is a reprint of Childs' book on the British army during the NYW, judging from the title, it will be the one on the operations in the Low Countries. This book is a must have! Also recommended are Childs' books on the British Army of William III (difficult to find), and on the Williamite War i...
by wdrenth
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Anglo-Dutch Cavalry Brigades
Replies: 4
Views: 3278

Re: Anglo-Dutch Cavalry Brigades

hi Mark, For the NYW, the Dutch Garde te Paard fought in Ireland, and stayed in England until 1699. The English Royal Regiment of Horse did practically the same. As for the Life Guards, the Dutch troop is found listed together with the English troops in Flanders. So, yes, probably they were brigaded...
by wdrenth
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Dutch Blue Guard and a Papal Banner..
Replies: 29
Views: 20323

Re: The Dutch Blue Guard and a Papal Banner..

I think professor John Childs, chronicler of the post Restoration ''British army'', put it right by saying that William did not gamble with the whole of his political and military future in both the United Provinces and Europe to rescue the protestant religion in England out of philanthropic conside...
by wdrenth
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Dutch Blue Guard and a Papal Banner..
Replies: 29
Views: 20323

Re: The Dutch Blue Guard and a Papal Banner..

@Bazz A statement like "he recruited and paid his own household troops" can probably be understood in various ways. As Motorway indicated, the Garde were on the Staten van Oorlog, which means that they were paid for by the States (i.e. the state) and not an individual (i.e. the prince). It is also i...
by wdrenth
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wolfenbuttel Contingent
Replies: 10
Views: 4157

Re: Wolfenbuttel Contingent

gents,

Volume 1 of Elster's history on the standing army of Brunswick is also available from the Braunsweich digital library:
http://digisrv-1.biblio.etc.tu-bs.de:80 ... t_00028569

cheers,
Wienand
by wdrenth
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Gardes te Paard
Replies: 39
Views: 12939

Re: Gardes te Paard

From an overview of the forces in 1693, the Garde te Paard was in England, and the Garde du Corps was in Flanders. Two battalions of Dutch Garde te Voet were also in Flanders, the third one was in England as well. If I recall correctly, the Garde te Paard remained in England until 1699 (when it had ...