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by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments
Replies: 12
Views: 6461

Re: Composition of the English/Scots and Jacobite Regiments

Hello trojan58au From what I have read/research for the Glorious Revolution and follow on campaigns in Ireland and Scotland this is what I think: Established English regiments matchlocks with pike but transitioning to flintlock. May be based on seniority with the exception of the Royal Fusiliers who...
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Maison du Roi and Gendarmes for Nine Years WAR
Replies: 1
Views: 2300

Re: Maison du Roi and Gendarmes for Nine Years WAR

For the latter WSS Front Ranks makes figures for some of the units for the Masion.

I'm sure enventually Warfare Miniatures will :wink:

Cheers

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: So how do you design an army
Replies: 6
Views: 4731

Re: So how do you design an army

It's the scale of the thing :wink: It is a very interesting discussion. For BLB2 Barry and Co recommend for a balanced force it should have a figure ratio of one cavalry figure for every two infantry figures or two cavalry sqns for one infantry battalion. However in Ireland there would be less horse...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat May 21, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Regiments without pikes
Replies: 12
Views: 7284

Re: Regiments without pikes

Hi Gunter,

In regards to the chevaux de crises, how do you score them on the tabletop within a war game rules set (BTLB2?).

Cheers

Edward
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: 2829

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: 2829

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: 8665

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: 8665

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: 8665

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: 8665

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: 8665

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: 8665

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: 8665

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: 8665

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: 8665

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 ...