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by Rebel
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

In a nutshell, the answer is no. Late 17th Cent British officers may have worn what is known as a state coat (in red) but for almost every other nation they wore what they felt like. If you take paintings of battles such as Fontenoy you will see king Louis XV or Saxe in a different coloured coat and...
by Rebel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668

Again, foot can be a mix of types as three regiments were culled to make two.......
by Rebel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668

Would suggest horse are in a mix of buff and red coats, with a mix of armour/helmets and armour/hats or no armour/hats with the infantry in red with whatever unit flag takes your fancy.
by Rebel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668

Ref standards, best point of call would be Samuel Milne Milne's "Colours and Standards of the British Army". Tradition Magazine reproduced it as a series some years back and Caliver Books have it as a reprint edition. (The original was a limited run, and a copy is the price of a small second hand ca...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668

Lee, am afraid it's not quite that simple, as what we see in the early/mid 18th century was in a state of evolution. At this period in time the flag colour was the deciding factor - In Restoration Ireland a number of troops of independent horse had orange colours yet never an orange coat or facing i...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?

Reason the French sent so many matchlocks to Ireland is that they had been put into storage for the French Second Line/Militia units as the main army went over to flintlocks.
by Rebel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: French uniforms

Chaps, the term is actually gris-mêlé and means 'mixed grey'. Basically as it was being spun, the raw wool was mixed with a blue thread giving it the pale grey effect - don't ask me how, am not a tailor - I assume to make it a bit more robust. Incidentally have read somewhere that Austrian cloth was...
by Rebel
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?

Mark, the 10,000 matchlocks were no doubt those ordered for the Irish militia. Order was never fulfilled as gunsmiths refused to accept/fulfill the contract for fear of bankruptcy should the Government not pay promply enough. For this reason Ginkel was able to conduct the 1691 with his full OOB othe...
by Rebel
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Information required - Bourke's Fusileers
Replies: 11
Views: 2940

Re: Information required - Bourke's Fusileers

Jeez. Just noticed the Q about dragoons - Hat. Furred cap was generally only for parades as it was - in comparison - expensive and theory was that they would only be reissued every other year. There may also be refs to dragoon caps (à la Francais) in the ships mainfests ..... One that wasn't asked, ...
by Rebel
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691
Replies: 11
Views: 2540

Re: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691

Thanks for the compliment - Really appreciate it !
by Rebel
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Information required - Bourke's Fusileers
Replies: 11
Views: 2940

Re: Information required - Bourke's Fusileers

It's not a fusilier unit, no matter what 'sources' may say - It's a detachment of two companies of Colonel Walter Bourke's regiment of foot, the remainder of which is in Aughrim village. Depending on the antecedents they are probably wearing gris-mesle with or without cuff distinctions and naturally...
by Rebel
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691
Replies: 11
Views: 2540

Re: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691

A pleasure. Just to whet your appetite there are a further nine Ireland related subjects in discussion with Helion. Naturally, these need to be agreed/commissioned and then researched/written, so we have a few years before they will possibly see the light of day.

Hope you enjoy reading it.
by Rebel
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691
Replies: 11
Views: 2540

Re: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691

John, basically the whole book has been revised in the light of more modern research - if things were needed to be changed they were - to this was added a more indepth study of the changes in the Irish army under Tyrconnel and a full narrative was added to cover the siege of Limerick. A number of th...