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by Glorfindel
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Horse colour conformity
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Horse colour conformity

I expect this is a similar question as to how soldiers themselves are dressed and, regardless of reality, how you want to portray them. Do you prefer parade dress, with uniformity of horse colour and idealised uniforms, or the grubby reality of campaign dress. From a personal point of view, if I'm g...
by Glorfindel
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: looking for information on the Danish Grenadier Corps
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: looking for information on the Danish Grenadier Corps

I have a copy of the following pdfs which provide quite a bit of information: DANISH UNIFORMS, COLOURS AND STANDARDS 1675-1679 by Olaf Hasselager and Torstein Snorrason. DANISH UNIFORMS 1699-1712 by Torstein Snorrason. If you PM me at Phil(dash)Carrington(at)virginmedia(dot)com, I would be more than...
by Glorfindel
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Osprey Armies of GNW MAA 529
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: Osprey Armies of GNW MAA 529

I understand that it attempts to cover Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Saxony, Prussia, Hanover, Holstein, Poland-Lithuania, Cossacks, Ottoman Turks, Moldavians, Wallachians & Tatars. I think it was always going to be a tall order to compress anything other than the most sketchy information about the armie...
by Glorfindel
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Tiny Languedoc infantry.
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Tiny Languedoc infantry.

These are superb and the basing is very well done. More please ! Having painted both 28mm and 10mm figures, I must admit that I now prefer the smaller scale. Saying that, the detail on those Van Dyck figures is quite terrifying and, if anything, puts me off a little bit ! Just wondered how difficult...
by Glorfindel
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Market place
Topic: Items for Sale on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 887

Items for Sale on Ebay

You might be interested in one or two of these items on Ebay :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/andyrob2/m.h ... 7675.l2562


Some quite rare items listed. No relation to the seller - I've just come across this.


Phil
by Glorfindel
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Schenckendorff Grenadiers
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Schenckendorff Grenadiers

Superb figures and fantastic painting - really nice work. The basing is particularly nice and I like
the effort you have gone to with the background. Top quality.

Well done !
by Glorfindel
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wss Danish Grenadier uniforms
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Wss Danish Grenadier uniforms

There is some information in the booklet "Danish Uniforms 1699 - 1712" written by Torstein Snorrason. I think this is still widely available on the web but I am happy to send a copy if this helps. I also have some scans taken from an article in Feb 88 Military Modelling (Marlborough's Danish Troops)...
by Glorfindel
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Wee Farm
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: A Wee Farm

Now that is very nice - great stuff.
by Glorfindel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Osprey Armies of GNW
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Osprey Armies of GNW

Thank you for the heads up. This sounds promising but almost harks back to old school Osprey when they attempted to cover large and complex conflicts in a single volume. In this case, 48 pages to cover the armies of "Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Saxony, Prussia, Hanover, Holstein, Poland-Lithuania, Coss...
by Glorfindel
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

Thank you - I must admit that I have seen the book advertised and its on the wishlist.... Helion are now putting out so much stuff that I want to buy that the wishlist far outstrips affordability ! Going to have to revisit my strategy of relying on a lottery win... Really nice to see so many books c...
by Glorfindel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

Thank you - much appreciated.
by Glorfindel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

Yes please !
by Glorfindel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

Thank you Dan, Looking at 'For Orange and the States' published by Helion together with the 'Dutch Regiments' website, it appears that the following Swiss Regiments (in Dutch service) were stationed in England in 1715: Schmid de Grüneck van Huningen Sturler de Chambrier My understanding is that they...
by Glorfindel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Battle of Glenshiel - Swiss ?

Good to see some interest and publicity about the 300th Anniversary of Glenshiel (even from the BBC !). Looking at the background to this campaign, I have seen occasional references to Swiss troops on the Government side: https://her.highland.gov.uk/monument/MHG7457 My understanding was that the onl...
by Glorfindel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian auxiliary corps in the Polish-Saxon service in the years 1704-1707 and the battle of Fraustadt
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Russian auxiliary corps in the Polish-Saxon service in the years 1704-1707 and the battle of Fraustadt

You probably know this already but I understand that the author runs this fantastic blog: http://rusmilhist.blogspot.com/ He has already posted considerable information about this subject on the blog - the amazing translate facilities on the web come to your rescue if, like me, you don't speak Russi...