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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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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Re: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

Post by TheRightfulKing2013 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:16 pm

I found this information from a book written in 1901 about British uniforms.

3rd regt horse - redcoats and cuffs, no cuirass after 1688

4th regt horse - redcoats light green cuffs no cuirass after 1688

6th horse (until 1690) then 5th. redcoats with white cuffs. cuirasses in 1685

6th or 7th regt of horse: red coat, buff cuffs, no cuirass from 1688

8th/9th regt horse: redcoats, sea-green cuffs. became 6th regt of carbiniers in 1692 (formerly 1st regt carbiniers in 1690-1).

10th horse (8th horse from 1691-1720): red coat, black cuffs. wore cuirasses until 1699.

royal dragoons: redcoats, dark blue, helmet plume, black

2nd dragoons (royal regt scots dragoons): redcoats, blue cuffs, white plume.

queen consorts regt of dragoons: redcoats with blue cuffs.

princess anne of denmarks dragoons: red coats with light green cuffs.

royal Irish dragoons: red coat with blue cuffs.

Colonel Sir Albert Cunningham's [or its Colonel's name] Regiment of Dragoons: redcoats with yellow cuffs from 1689

The Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons: red coat with white cuffs.

Colonel Henry Cunningham's [or its Colonel's name] Regiment of Dragoons: redcoats with yellow cuffs (from 1693)
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