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by Sir William
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Follow-up to Question About Irish Regiments
Replies: 18
Views: 5301

Re: Follow-up to Question About Irish Regiments

Can someone who has access to Robert Hall's CD on the French Dragoons check to see if any suggested standard is offered for the two dismounted Irish regiments? These would (officially) be the (King's) Dragons a pied du Roi d’Angleterre and the (Queen's) Dragons a pied de la Reine d'Angleterre. I'm n...
by Sir William
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Follow-up to Question About Irish Regiments
Replies: 18
Views: 5301

Re: Follow-up to Question About Irish Regiments

Barry, Rebel, anyone? Would anyone like to hazard a guess on the uniforms and flags of the two regiments of Dragoons a pied?

Did Mark Allen ever cover these in his articles after issue 54? I may have a gap or two in my collection.

Bill
by Sir William
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: books about battles of NYW
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: books about battles of NYW

maciek; "What is the source of your knowledge about the period ?" A bit of a flippant query, however, I understand your frustration. The short answer is that, unlike using Chandler's "The Art of Warfare in the Age of Marlborough" for the WSS, there probably isn't one single book that does justice to...
by Sir William
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Follow-up to Question About Irish Regiments
Replies: 18
Views: 5301

Follow-up to Question About Irish Regiments

Gentlemen; Following my earlier post regarding the Irish regiments in France, I finally dug out my copy of Mark Allen's excellent article on the Irish from "Wargames Illustrated", no. 54, page 38. Mr. Allen did a very good job of reconciling some of the conflicts between sources regarding the names,...
by Sir William
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments

Barry, No idea. That's what I meant earlier about the "contradictions and variances". I've seen several other articles citing O'Callaghan as a source, but you are correct, the numbers don't add up. Abstracts from his book were also published as articles by Irish history journals and at least one uni...
by Sir William
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments

Barry, Here is O'Callaghan's text specifically on the Dublin Regiment (minus several footnotes, of which O'Callaghan is very fond): THE INFANTRY REGIMENT OF DUBLIN. The "Regiment de Dublin, Infanterie," appears to have been so called in France, from having been first levied, on the breaking out of t...
by Sir William
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments

Barry, I completely agree on the contradictions. Literally every source I turn to has a slightly different variation; either on the spelling of the name, the Colonel's (if any are given), or which regiments were combined to form the "new" regiments after 1698. I certainly can't guarantee the accurac...
by Sir William
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments

Barry and Tim; I'm a bit disappointed that nobody else could shed any light on this, but I have made some further discoveries on my own. The first is an excellent article on the "Warfare and Wargaming" site in which the author does a good job of reconciling the variances between John Childs, General...
by Sir William
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On Imperialist OoB's On The Rhine
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Re: Help Needed On Imperialist OoB's On The Rhine

Thank you Sir! That actually helps quite a bit. I have references on several of those regiments from Grant, now just need to come up with some standards. And, of course, keep looking for the Bavarians and German States :roll:

Bill
by Sir William
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Re: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments

Barry, No, apparently these were named after their counties or cities. This has been a bit of a "long strange trip" that began with some OoB's published in "Vae Victus" for the Italian campaign under Catinat, then mention of the same regiments (along with several others) as part of "James' Army of I...
by Sir William
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 4091

Help Needed On A Couple Of Irish Regiments

Gentlemen; Can anyone out there shed any light on possible facing and small clothes colors and standards of the Irish Regiments Dublin and Limerick? Both are noted on the OoB for Marsaglia and in McLaughlin's summary of Irish Regiments serving with James II in France (not part of the other Irish Bri...
by Sir William
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Help Needed On Imperialist OoB's On The Rhine
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Help Needed On Imperialist OoB's On The Rhine

Gentlemen; As the title states; I am looking for sources (reliable preferably) on any existing OoB's or composition of the three armies facing the French in the Rhineland in 1689. These would have been the army commanded by the Elector of Brandenburg, that commanded by the Elector of Bavaria, and th...