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by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

Re: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period

To be considered a great Captain-General in my view is how did they apply/advance the art of war. Speaking of the TMP i recall a thread in which posters were comparing Conde and Turenne. One interesting comment from a poster was, and i am paraphrasing: "If I want a battle won I would pick Conde, if ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

The Great Captain-Generals of our Period

Gents, I have been reading up on some of the great Captain-Generals of our period; La Grande Conde, Turenne, Luxembourg, Marlborough, Eugene, Villars and Charles XII of Sweden. There is a case to be made that perhaps Eugene and Turenne were in the first rank for the period. How I would rank them: 1....
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: DONNYBROOK
Topic: Donnybrook Scenario: "Protect the cannon !" (with pictures)
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

Re: Donnybrook Scenario: "Protect the cannon !" (with pictur

Hi,

Great looking game and scenario. Reference your comment about the scenario in different periods, it made me thing of C.S. Forester's novel 'The Gun' set in the Napoleonic period in Spain. Could easily be done.

cheers,
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun May 25, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 4400

Re: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot

Thanks Gents for the remarks. Barry, when you put it like that 2/3 of a battalion does seem too strong of a detachment. Aughrim is the only example I can think of for that type scenario for the GA War of even the WSS, however I do recall a similar case of Turenne using detached musketeers along a wo...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat May 24, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 4400

Re: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot

Thanks, I was just thinking along the lines of game mechanics. Instead of having single stands to represent the commanded shot, have the two musket stands of a battalion used forward of its Pike and Flags stand. I don't think there is anything in the rules of BLB2 for that but could be a house type ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon May 19, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 4400

Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot

Hello Gents, Was looking at the reports of the big Aughrim refight, wow. I have some questions on how the Command Shot were used. Were they detach from the Regiment's Colours and Pike Stand(s) and moved forward? Or were they seperate stands that were done up for the refight then removed when they re...
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Maison du Roi infantry FINALLY PAINTED!
Replies: 3
Views: 2829

Re: Maison du Roi infantry FINALLY PAINTED!

Great looking figures Barry. Looking forward to seeing them massed in a regiment picture. The Flags are great too.

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Interesting thread on TMP
Replies: 10
Views: 5236

Re: Interesting thread on TMP

Hello Barry

Was just reading the review on the TMP. I was interested in the last poster's comments on the difference between GdeB and BP in regards to skirmishers. A brigade skirmish screen vice a battalion function. How does RtE hand skirmishers?

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: DONNYBROOK
Topic: Which faction will YOU do?
Replies: 49
Views: 15467

Re: Which faction will YOU do?

Thinking about King William's War in Newfoundland: French Marines, English Regulars, Fishermen's Militia, Native Warriors and Irish Volunteers.

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: DONNYBROOK
Topic: Photo's of Efoe's - Donnybrook factions
Replies: 13
Views: 4712

Re: Photo's of Efoe's - Donnybrook factions

Great looking figures :!:

Never cross a woman with a pike in her hands :D

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wurttenberg Guard standard
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: Wurttenberg Guard standard

Hello Giorgio,

Thanks for the info. Do you know if the Leibregiment had the same title and uniform for the earlier War of the Grand Alliance?

Did the Wurttenbergers fight with the Confederate Army in Flanders under William III or in Italy/Savoy?

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Wurttenberg Guard standard
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: Wurttenberg Guard standard

Any info on uniforms on the three regiments above?

Cheers,

Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Scenario Suggestions for gaming an "Assault"
Replies: 8
Views: 2527

Re: Scenario Suggestions for gaming an "Assault"

The gate at Walcourt of course. Coldstreamers and Luneburgers fighting off the grade francaise.

Ed
by Captain of Dragoons
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Ray!
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: Happy Birthday Ray!

Have a great birthday Ray,

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?
Replies: 44
Views: 11074

Re: OOB for French Forces at Landen/Neerwinden?

A refight in November :!: :shock: 8)

I hope to see a big section in the Gallery with lots of pictures and a AAR. Neerwinden is to the LoA what Waterloo is to the Napoleonic period.

cheers
Edward