The Rabblerouser wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Just general uniforms for the nine years war and Ireland.
I do have the Army of Louis XIV so that is a start. The Osprey book on the British Army is tempting.
I have a book on this but at the moment I have lost it. King William abolished James II's regiment the "Lord Admiral's Maritime Regiment" because of its historical ties to James II. Some uniforms from James II's reign:
King James' Foot Guards: Red coat, blue cuffs, black broad-brim hat turned up on one side. Armed with flintlocks.
Grenadier Guards: Same except: the grenadiers had a grenadier cap (a mitre at the front with a fatigue-cap - like a sleeping cap - at the back). The mitre had the royal cipher "JR" on it.
Fusiliers: Dressed like grenadiers but red coats and yellow cuffs. Horizontal yellow straps in front of coat. Defected to William.
Lord Admiral's Maritime regiment: Orange (or buff colour) coat, with red cuffs and stockings. Small broad brim hat with gold lace. Officers wore the same but with a red/gold striped sash. They wear a bandolier (apostle belt) in an image I saw but elite regiments probably received flintlocks first. But at the Revolution in 1688 most of the English infantry were armed with matchlocks. But Charles II had ordered each regiment to have one company equipped with flintlocks. William III abolished this regiment.
Earl of Oxford horse: Blue coat with red cuffs. During the 1688 revolution was told to put away their armour (at Sedgemore in 1685 they may have worne a cuirass and lobster helmet). Some cuirassiers were converted to dragoons after the Revolution. I am not clear though on whether the cuirassier was actually abolished. England entered the War of the Spanish Succession in 1701 without cuirassiers but reintroduced them during the conflict (as did Denmark). Defected to William.
Earl of Bath infantry regiment: Blue coats with red cuffs (in Ireland). Seems to have had pikemen in Ireland and fought on the Williamite side.
Scots: Mostly red coats with white cuffs for infantry. The Royal Scots greys cavalry wore red coats with white or grey cuffs. However until the 1680s, Scots dragoons had wore grey, with dragoons also wearing a bearskin cap, which was replaced with a broad brimmed hat in the 1680s.
Pikemen had not worn armour in the English army since 1673.
For Nine Years war (William and Mary's army):
Most regiments wore red coats but some specific uniforms below:
Foot guards: The same as above except William and Mary's monogram on the grenadier caps.
Lord Cutt's regiment: Red coats and knee breeches, and white stockings, black broad brim hat.
Earl of Angus' regiment : Same as Lord Cutt's regt.
Earl of Bath regiment: Blue coats with red cuffs (in Ireland). Seems to have had pikemen in Ireland.
Colonel Lord Herberts regiment of foot: Blue coat with white cuffs, small broad brim hat with white lace, white stockings. (ancestor of Royal Welsh fusiliers)
Coldstream Guards: Red coats with green cuffs.
Iniskilling Regiment of foot: Briefly grey coats with orange cuffs.
Prince George of Denmarks regt (1684-9): Red coat, either red or yellow cuffs (see link
), buff colour knee breeches, white stockings black broad brim hat. Pikemen wear white sashes. In 1684 officers wore cuirasses
. In 1690 there was a proposed uniform of a blue coat with white cuffs, and a grenadier cap with a white front and blue fatigue cap (similar to French dragoons) at the back.
Some Scots Highlanders wore plaid over their red coats, and wore blue bonnet e.g. Earl of Argylls regiment.