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by danschorr
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 1685-1700 range; Yea or nay? (pic added 9th April)
Replies: 40
Views: 17025

Rob,

Would you be willing to share the titles, etc. that contain uniform information for the 1660-1680 period?

I completely agree that there is a lack of accessible information on uniforms, colours and standards, and OOBs for this period, and what is there is usually not in English.

Regards,

Dan
by danschorr
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Walcourt, 25th Aug 1689
Replies: 8
Views: 8540

De Quincy covers Walcourt in his , "Histoire Militaire du Regne de Louis le Grand Roy de France" Vol 2 pages 160-164. Quite interesting that Lynn does not mention the battle in his "Wars of Louis XIV 1667-1714". An oversight? Two orders of battle for the Dutch and their allies are here: http://www.d...
by danschorr
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Bavarians in the Nine years war
Replies: 3
Views: 2751

David,

To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing available in English on the Bavarians for this time period. This is true for many of the German States. I wish I could be of more help.

Regards,

Dan
by danschorr
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch and Danish colours
Replies: 9
Views: 5941

Ray,

I wish that I could be of help, but information on colours and standards for English and Scottish units in the WSS is a bit of a "black -" when it comes to details. The Triomphs Louis XIV contains nothing on the units you listed. Sorry.

Dan
by danschorr
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch and Danish colours
Replies: 9
Views: 5941

Paul, The rule about white Colonel's colour is not absolute. There were exceptions, but for the most part white dominated. Also, the same motif on colonel's and company colours is also a general rule. For example, in the Danish Prinz Georg Regt, each company, including the colonel's, had a different...
by danschorr
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch and Danish colours
Replies: 9
Views: 5941

Paul, In both the Dutch and Danish armies each company carried a colour. The Colonel's or Leib/ Liv Company's colour was usually white, while the colours of the other companies was colored. In 1709, the Danes went to only two colours per regiment. Whether or not the units in Flanders did this is unk...
by danschorr
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Bavarians in the Nine years war
Replies: 3
Views: 2751

David, The definitive study on the Bavarians is Karl Staudinger's "Geschichte des kurbayerischen Heeres unter Kurfürst Max II. Emanuel 1680-1726". München. 1904. It is available as a download from Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=Ae-gAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:0_Z07hW6kUhe...
by danschorr
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch Drums colours
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

David, The following is taken from Wagner/Golberg and Kühn: Benyheim - red barrel with yellow flames. Red and yellow striped rims. Sturler - light green barrel with orange rims. The Arms of the Province of Holland on the barrel. Nassau-Friesland - brown/wood colored barrel, red rims. The arms of Nas...
by danschorr
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hessen-Kassel Drum colours
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

Schöpping Wagner/Golberg - Wood barrel/white rims Kühn - Brown/white Wartensleben Wagner/Golberg - Wood barrel/red&white rims Kühn - Brown/red&white (probably alternating diagonal stripes) Erbprinz Wagner/Golberg - Wood barrel/red rims Kühn - Red barrel and rims with red and white cords Grenadiers W...
by danschorr
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hessen-Kassel Drum colours
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

I would have thought you would have received a reply by now. Information on drums is difficult to come by. The drum you describe was brass not gold and the cords would have been a buff color. For the most part, Hesse-Kassel drums had a wooden barrel or cylinder with the rims painted different colors...
by danschorr
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Hessen-Kassel Drum colours
Replies: 4
Views: 3191

I would have thought you would have received a reply by now. Information on drums is difficult to come by. The drum you describe was brass not gold and the cords would have been a buff color. For the most part, Hesse-Kassel drums had a wooden barrel or cylinder with the rims painted different colors...
by danschorr
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Bonnets and Helmets in WSS?
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Unsure what you mean by "bonnet". As for helmets, used by Imperial and Bavarian cuirassier at least early in the war. There might have been a few others.

Regards,

Dan
by danschorr
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: McNally: The Battle of Aughrim 1691
Replies: 12
Views: 7479

Dennis Shorthouse at On Military Matters will be getting it in. Recommend you contact him.

Regards,

Dan
by danschorr
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Q: De Lassay and De Montfort Regiments at Blenheim
Replies: 7
Views: 4061

Mark,

According to Robert Hall, the uniforms for both regiments is unknown. Sorry.

Regards,

Dan
by danschorr
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: British Establishments 1689 – 1715
Replies: 1
Views: 2305

Iain, All good stuff. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Could you elaborate further on the so-called "servants"? I believe these were the equivalent of the German "Knecht", and not only officers' servants, but also "boys" who were part of the regimental and company trains, assistants to the pro...