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by profjohn
Thu May 19, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Regiments without pikes
Replies: 12
Views: 7443

Re: Regiments without pikes

I found a very comprehensive account of the pike question in a post from 2012 so no need for anyone to answer.
by profjohn
Wed May 18, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Regiments without pikes
Replies: 12
Views: 7443

Re: Regiments without pikes

I seem to remember that there was a GNW battle in which the Saxons tried to frustrate Ga Pa by carrying chevaux de frises with them as they advanced. I don't think it worked! More generally, I am forming a picture that during the Irish war some regiments had also abandoned pikes. Did Dutch units hav...
by profjohn
Tue May 17, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Uniform Guides for the Boyne
Replies: 23
Views: 10245

Re: Uniform Guides for the Boyne

I've just ordered these guides and I'm really looking forward to seeing them. Its a new period for me and having access to these will kick start my resolution to invest in those Pendrakens.
by profjohn
Fri May 13, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: helmets for pikemen
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Re: helmets for pikemen

Thanks - that's what I suspected .
by profjohn
Wed May 11, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 1st Foot Guards
Replies: 4
Views: 3204

Re: 1st Foot Guards

You're right Clibinarium, 'piebald' is commonly used in early modern English simply to refer to something which has two colours and doesn't imply any particular pattern or mixing. Jesters ('fools') commonly wore piebald clothes hence Evelyn's thought train travelling from the hats to the cloth.
by profjohn
Tue May 10, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: helmets for pikemen
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

helmets for pikemen

G'day from Sydney, this is my first post on this forum and I'm just planning a foray into this period using Pendraken's new range. I'm thinking about armies for the Boyne and Sedgemoor and a small Scanian war adventure. Anyway here is the question. My sense is that by the 1680s helmets for pikemen h...