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by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’
Replies: 4
Views: 884

‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

I found on Google Play Books a great book by Clifford Walton ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’. Published in 1884. It includes the founding of the regiments. Campaign Histories including: Tangier, Monmouth’s Rebellion, Ireland, Flanders (great narratives on Stienkirke, Neerwinden...
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 2447

Re: Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone from Upper Canada!

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Thanks for the answers.

Would Swedish ‘German’ regiments such as the Bremen Regt and the Pomeranian Regt have been issued pikes?

Thanks

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Would German and other foreign regiments in Swedish pay, such as Saxon POWs and French Horse Grenadiers, been dressed in blue uniforms? Or more like brown or grey uniforms? Would foreign “enlisted” infantry battalions also use pikes?

Thanks

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: With Talon and Claw
Replies: 11
Views: 5870

Re: With Talon and Claw

Received my copy from Warfare USA last week after some missed attempts by UPS. The book’s content, pictures and art is awesome.
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Garde Suisse detachment in Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 2631

Garde Suisse detachment in Ireland

Not sure where, but I recall reading in a source/book that when the French forces deployed to Ireland there may have been a detachment of Garde Suisse.

Was there a Swiss Guard detachment?

Could they have been present at the Boyne or first siege of Limerick?

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?
Replies: 4
Views: 4607

Re: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

Hi

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

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLB3 The War of Three Kings now available to preorder
Replies: 47
Views: 127338

Re: BLB3 The War of Three Kings now available to preorder

Ordered from Warfare Miniatures USA :D
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 9
Views: 6310

Re: Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year everyone.

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: 5 new Russian cavalry codes in the shop today
Replies: 15
Views: 9323

Re: 5 new Russian cavalry codes in the shop today

Would the different Horse Grenadier companies converged from different regiments have a mixture of fur and double front Mitra’s? Or I wonder if the Colonel’s of these combined Horse Grenadiers would want uniformity as much as possible.

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: French Grenadier Battalion (POWs) in Swedish Service?
Replies: 9
Views: 5236

French Grenadier Battalion (POWs) in Swedish Service?

Happy New Years Everybody, For Christmas my Wife gave to me 'The Great Northern War Compendium' and interestly in the article on the Swedish Army there is reference to a French Grenadier Battalion. The Battalion was captured at Blenheim and the Grand Alliance transferred the troops to Saxon service....
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Great Northern War Compendium
Replies: 7
Views: 5864

Re: Great Northern War Compendium

Got mine under the Christmas Tree from my wife this morning.

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, God bless us everyone.

Ed
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pike 'rot' - fact or fiction?
Replies: 41
Views: 23240

Re: Pike 'rot' - fact or fiction?

I thought it was a well known fact that some troops pikes were longer then others :?: Some just had bigger spear heads at the end. I wonder if they were trying 'tactically' to make up for something.

Does it really matter how long a mans pike is, should thickness also count.

Cheers

Ed