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by TheRightfulKing2013
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3415

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Dfogleman2 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:27 am
Expect that this dignitary is supposed to be King Christian V of Denmark.
Yes I do too.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3415

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Would paintings of the generals in actual battles be a better guide?

I found this painting of the Siege of Wismar 1674, and it shows what seems to be a general wearing a breastplate over a buff coat with a red sash. The flag seems to indicate this is the Danish army.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3415

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Perhaps but I would point out that in Sapherson's "Dutch Army of William III", it says that in the Dutch army, many officers wore blue coats especially in the high command, and even in greycoated regiments. http://reenactor.ru/ARH/PDF/Sapherson_00.pdf On the other hand a painting of the Battle of th...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wss Danish Grenadier uniforms
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

Re: Wss Danish Grenadier uniforms

An original grenadier cap was actually found in excavations at an old palace. It is the cap shown at 0.07 seconds into this video is mentioned in an ebook I have (the aforemention one on the Danish uniforms from 1699 onwards). Its a cap of the Jyske Regiment I think, and is from around 1700. It has ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Portuguese uniforms in WSS
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

Re: Portuguese uniforms in WSS

I used to have Pat Condray's book on this, which was black and white paperback. Regarding references to the "livery" colours, the book does list those but we don't know for certain whether those liveries were the same colours as the uniforms. In some cases it was those. Nearly all the infantry seems...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: 1690 Lord Grand Prior's Regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 3906

Re: 1690 Lord Grand Prior's Regiment

Nice work. As a matter of interest, I recently found online a document file of a diary by a Jacobite soldier called John Stevens. He says this regiment had a red coat with "fillamot" lining. Fillamot refers to the French "feuille-mort", meaning "dead leaf" colour. You can read it here . It has some ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?
Replies: 4
Views: 3223

Re: English/Dutch cuirassiers in NYW?

barr7430 wrote:
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.
Intriguing. Do you have a link on that or a reference? Thanks.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691
Replies: 11
Views: 3904

Re: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691

This is one of those "what-if" battles as the Jacobites felt they were winning until the Marquis de St.Ruth was decapitated by a cannon ball. Another problem was he didn't leave any infantry in the reserve so it fell to Galmoye's horse to cover the retreat.
by TheRightfulKing2013
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: COLOGNE DRAGOONS-RAMILLIES ERA
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Re: COLOGNE DRAGOONS-RAMILLIES ERA

I think in the 18th century, the early 17th century practice of non-officers wearing sashes was dying out, in part because of the growth of uniforms as a distinguishing feature on the battlefield. In the 18th century, sashes were something more associated with officers rather than the rank and file....
by TheRightfulKing2013
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?

The Swedish tactic at the Battle of Lund in 1676 was to charge with pistol in hand and fire when they could see “the whites of the enemy’s eyes.” The sword was then drawn in the melee. This was specifically referred to as “in the French manner.” Yes but the date when the Carolean reforms were intro...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3415

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Friedrich August I. wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:04 am
Well, I will look if I can give any information on your request. It my take a bit of time so :wink:
Thank you. :)
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?

Puysegur, a soldier under Turenne, claimed that under Turenne, the use of the pistol by the French cavalry had ended (Turenne died in 1675). But on the other hand, in 1691 the Royal Carbiniers were raised, suggesting to some that firearm use by cavalry might have been reintroduced to some degree. To...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3415

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Okay but you do have any information on trends in how generals and their bodyguards dressed in different countries, colour-wise? I get the impression that in France it might have sometimes been redcoats (from painting of Battle of Fleurus 1695] where the Duke of Luxembourg is wearing a redcoat), or ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Battle of Maureillas 1674, in 28m
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

Re: Battle of Maureillas 1674, in 28m

Very nice. May I make a minor suggestion? I notice from the blog you linked to that many of the hats from before the 1700s are white/grey. So maybe make the hats that colour? I think it wasnt until around 1695 that some regiments had black hats in the Iberian regiments. Also you represented the cut ...
by TheRightfulKing2013
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3415

Did generals have uniforms?

Is there any real evidence of generals wearing uniforms in the late 17th century, and the War of the Grand Alliance in particular? I know there are a lot of portraits of generals wearing armour typical of early to mid century cuirassiers. But I'm wondering was this how they dressed on the battlefiel...