English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

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English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

Post by TheRightfulKing2013 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:27 am

Did English and Dutch cavalry still wear cuirasses or lobster helmets during the Nine Years War 1688-97? I'm aware that the English entered the WSS without them but then reintroduced them during the latter conflict.
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Re: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

Post by Captain of Dragoons » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:02 pm

Hi

For the English the lobster helmet was probably no longer in use. Not sure about back/front armour.

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Re: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

Post by barr7430 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:15 pm

References to infantry wearing cavalry armour in Ireland during assaults suggests some units may still have at least carried some armour but the nationality is not clear.
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