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by Captain of Dragoons
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tiffin's Regiment of Foot spoted in Quebec, Canada!
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

Re: Tiffin's Regiment of Foot spoted in Quebec, Canada!

Not to bad with the ppts. There is a lot of discussion groups on various topics and briefings from SMEs or VIPs from various commands.

cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tiffin's Regiment of Foot spoted in Quebec, Canada!
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

Tiffin's Regiment of Foot spoted in Quebec, Canada!

I am here at the Royal Military Collage of Canada's campus in St Jean, Quebec attending my Intermediate Leadership Course, which is a course for Canadian Armed Forces WO's & PO's. In the Vieux Mess, which is the WO's & Snr NCO's drinking mess, along the main hallway on the walls are water paintings ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

In the case of British Cavalry for the WSS, they had two or three charges of powder issue for their pistols for picket duty.

cheers,

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

Hello maciek Not quite reverted. They did it all the time. They used mix of cold steel and pistol fire in melee. IIRC I have read on this board and several others, along with a few written sources the theory that the decline of French Cavalry from the 9YW to WSS was bacause they used the pistol more...
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

I believe in the French Army in the earlier period their was some debate to the sword vrs pistol and but my theory is the tactical circumstance would dictate. In the Nine Years War, French Cavalry was superb. At Neerwinden in 1693 French Cavalry at the charge with sword carried breastworks covered b...
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

Currently reading John Childs The Williamite Wars in Ireland 1688-1691 in anticipation of Barry's & co Ireland supplements. :!: The campaign in Ireland saw great use of dragoons, from sizing fortified estates and river crossings, to rearguards and battlefield action, to the actions of ambushes and c...
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

Tongue in cheek, :lol: The period dragoons by the time of the Napoleonic Wars have evolve into cavalry proper. The British Army considered them heavy cavalry while other countries considered them a medium cavalry, their horses in size between light and heavy regiments. However even Napoleon employed...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

"No Cavalry can stand your fire, no Infantry can stand against your charge."

:? :shock:
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

Schomberg left the French service due to Louis XIV revoke of the Edict of Nantes and the exile of Huguenots.

Ed
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

I would say this period was slightly before the nation state. The officers would swear allegiance to the King or dynasty rather then a country. Marshal Schomberg of the Boyne fame had served in the Dutch, Swedish and French armies.

This period is full of flavor.

cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

During the Restoration period through the Nine Years War and even into the WSS there were separate Establishments in England, Scotland and Ireland. The "British Army" from becoming a standing force under Charles II to William III went through periods of increases and decreases in strength depending ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dragoons in Nine Years War
Replies: 22
Views: 7661

Re: Dragoons in Nine Years War

Hello Ian, It depends on the army in question. Usually the bigger the army the bigger the ratio between Horse and Dragoon regiments. General example: France 5:1 The Dutch 3:1 / 4:1 England/Scotland/Ireland, much smaller ratio 2:1, maybe 1.5:1 These are rough estimates, the ratio may be bigger taking...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW: Swedes and Russians use of the pike
Replies: 9
Views: 4380

Re: GNW: Swedes and Russians use of the pike

Thanks Dfogleman2,

As for the other nations I am aware from other topics on the forum in the 9YW and WSS that the Danes did not carry pikes. What about the other nations in the GNW; the Poles/Saxons/Prussians?

cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW: Swedes and Russians use of the pike
Replies: 9
Views: 4380

GNW: Swedes and Russians use of the pike

Hello everybody, My understanding of the pike being used in the GNW is that the Swedes employed it the first part of the war up til Charles was in exile after Poltava. The Swedes moved away from the pike for a period until Charles' return and he reintroduced it. For the Russian's is it correct that ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: any help for flags of Charles ii army update
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

Re: any help for flags of Charles ii army update

Hello Lee,

North Star did an article on miniatures for the early British Army during the Restoration Period here

http://nstarmagazine.com/1672_1_1.htm

cheers

Ed