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by Rohan Wilmott
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS books: Charles Grant
Replies: 14
Views: 4443

Re: WSS books: Charles Grant

A resounding "Yes" to that, Theo. There is a great deal of organisational & uniform information concisely presented with useful tables & excellent colour plates. Vol 1 is predominantly the armies of the Dutch & German theatres & Vol 2 the Spanish & Italian theatres, though this vol also has battle d...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim

Yep, Like to live dangerously!!

"Now, if I just rest my pipe here on this loose lid while I take the lid off the next barrel........!" :lol:
by Rohan Wilmott
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim

Hello, Ray, and many thanks for your reply (and forbearance - I also thought it was on another thread, but I'm d*&ned if I could find it!). The 24 12 pdr & heavier caliber guns suggest there is a place for at least 1 positional gun model in my force! :twisted: The nice thing about not having a break...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: Availability of individual figures & parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

Availability of individual figures & parts?

Hi, Barry! I have just received my recent order for "Big guns" - field & positional guns & crews. They are excellent, thankyou. The positional gun is a whopper!! The gunners were very well positioned, though the officer in 1 pack was "a little light on his feet" with a very thin base which was absen...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Franco-Bavarian Artillery at Schellenberg & Blenheim

Hello all. I wonder if anyone has details/references on the number of artillery in the Franco-Bavarian army and their breakdown by calibre & nationality? Ray (Churchill) I remember your detailed listing of the Allied artillery on a previous post & wonder if you have details for the opposition? Cheer...
by Rohan Wilmott
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 167640

Re: Blenheim OOB

Hello, Theo.

On Military Matters in the US still list the Robert Hall plates in the catalogue, along with many uniform CD's, books etc. just click on the "Marlburian" tab in their index on the side bar & drool! They are a good company to deal with.

http://onmilitarymatters.com/pages

Cheers, Rohan.
by Rohan Wilmott
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: New Ebor figures part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 3758

Re: New Ebor figures part 2

Hi, Tim!

Really great work with these units. How did you do the flowers on the command base?

Cheers, Rohan
by Rohan Wilmott
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS Saxon flags
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: WSS Saxon flags

Dan Schorr in his "Notes on the Saxon Army 1700 - 1716" states that each company carried a flag or standard - white for the Colonel's company & coloured for the rest. That means about 12-16 for an infantry regiment and 8 - 12 for a cavalry regiment depending on the period. I guess this number would ...
by Rohan Wilmott
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: more dismounted dragoons questions
Replies: 22
Views: 9705

Re: more dismounted dragoons questions

Hello, Barry - thanks for your comments on this thread. I would very much value your thoughts when you are able on these ideas I posted in the "Question about rules for dismounting dragoons" thread earlier, and copied below (that was around the time of the website problems). I proposed the following...
by Rohan Wilmott
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: more dismounted dragoons questions
Replies: 22
Views: 9705

Re: more dismounted dragoons questions

Gidday from "Downunder"! I would tend towards the view of a slightly reduced/inferior quality of the Dragoons also. They were generally on inferior horseflesh - there are several accounts of the different prices paid for dragoon mounts vs Horse mounts, as well as the lesser height of these horses. P...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?
Replies: 9
Views: 5397

Re: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?

The squadrons can be either singles running around alone (very brittle) or brigaded together in a Regiment of up to 4 squadrons. So yes you may brigade different squadrons into a dragoon regiment before the game starts. As long as they remain in base to base contact, when the time comes you may dis...
by Rohan Wilmott
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?
Replies: 9
Views: 5397

Re: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?

Thanks, Ray. I am very happy with the concept of mounted squadrons of horse & dragoons needing seperate orders. Indeed I have always understood the concept of Barry's "BLB Game Squadron" representing 210 - 240 sabres in real life. This of course leads to interesting dilemmas when the real squadrons ...
by Rohan Wilmott
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?
Replies: 9
Views: 5397

Question about orders for dismounted dragoons?

Hello, Gents! For a brigade of mounted dragoons with squadrons from different regiments (or even from the same regiment) to dismount as 1 foot stand per squadron, I assume that a form order is needed for each squadron. So, if I were to dismount 3 squadrons to form a single unit of 3 bases, I assume ...
by Rohan Wilmott
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Horse Holders
Replies: 5
Views: 2821

Re: Horse Holders

Ah! Wondered what had happened to my Dutch cavalry question ________________ Bill T The above from the "Whatever happened to?" thread. Gents, I was very interested in the info on that thread and the "English Horseholder" thread,too, and wonder if those who posted on the subjects could see their way...