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by Grenadier
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch at the Boyne
Replies: 9
Views: 5125

Re: Dutch at the Boyne

Dan, I'm not sure where I read that date :roll: . I was skeptical about that date when I saw it. The 'apostles', I always assumed, were basically a wood tube with a press fit cap that contained a loose measure of powder and a ball and that the wad was a separate item. Priming, of course, done with t...
by Grenadier
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch at the Boyne
Replies: 9
Views: 5125

Re: Dutch at the Boyne

Which begs the question of just was in the new cartridge box? From what I understand, the pre-made paper cartridge did not appear until 1740 or so and the powder horn was also carried until then, so, did the 1680-1740ish box hold apostles?

Brian
by Grenadier
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch at the Boyne
Replies: 9
Views: 5125

Re: Dutch at the Boyne

Delbruck, Hall states: "The first troops to be armed with the new weapon were the marines. Then in 1672/3 the first companies of grenadiers...in 1675 the regiment of Gardes...1682 regiment of Ossery ordered 144 flintlocks and 204 muskets, indicating that at that time the regiment was armed with both...
by Grenadier
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Test figure
Replies: 22
Views: 10662

Re: Test figure

Thanks for the feedback gents, I appreciate the kind words. This thread has taken a decidedly weird turn so let me put it back on the tracks. I've spent most of my time painting 6,10 and 15mm figs for the past 30 years so I was a bit apprehensive at moving to 28mm. I, too, have pet peeves in paintin...
by Grenadier
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Test figure
Replies: 22
Views: 10662

Test figure

This is my very first Warfare mini. It is a test case to apply my limited 28mm painting skills on. He represents a musketeer of the Dutch IR Prinz Albrecht (a Brandenburg unit) while in the service of William III. I'm in need of validation that I can "hang" in this scale, so any criticism would be h...
by Grenadier
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Grenadiers
Replies: 14
Views: 8033

Re: Early Grenadiers

And yet another depiction without a musket, thanks delbruck. It seems the grenadiers of the period, like pikemen, have a specialized roll in the battalion and it's not shooting.
Brian
by Grenadier
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Grenadiers
Replies: 14
Views: 8033

Re: Early Grenadiers

Neat picture! I noticed the grenadier has no musket...hmmm, perhaps the earliest grenadiers lacked one and their primary purpose was throwing bombs about and hatcheting gabions, logs and skulls! In this case the satchel is for grenades. Look closely at his left hand and you will see his slow match. ...
by Grenadier
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Grenadiers
Replies: 14
Views: 8033

Re: Early Grenadiers

In most cases, the grenade satchel would take the place of the musketeers bullet pouch worn on the right hip with belt over the left shoulder. The belt would also have a small metal tube at chest level to hold the burning slow match. The musket rounds would be carried in a small 'belly box' worn on ...
by Grenadier
Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Grenadiers
Replies: 14
Views: 8033

Re: Early Grenadiers

Well, the engraving you have is from 1672. According to Rene' Chartrand in his Osprey book, "Louis XIV's Army", Lt. Col. Martinet introduced the concept by giving an elite company of grenadiers to the Regiment du Roi in 1667. From October 1670, about 30 regiments(battalions) had a standing grenadier...
by Grenadier
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Gaps between battalions and squadrons
Replies: 12
Views: 6292

Re: Gaps between battalions and squadrons

This is an interesting discussion. I read a little deeper into "The essay..." mentioned above. Here's a tid-bit on page 412: "The old custom for orders of battle, and it is still used by many.."(remember this is written in 1761).."is to leave between each battalion or squadron, ranged on a plain, an...
by Grenadier
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just starting LOA
Replies: 21
Views: 9196

Re: Just starting LOA

CB, According to the Hall CD,(if you're at all serious, get them all) IR 18 Colonels: Prinz Albrecht(Brandenburg) (1687-1697) English service 1689-1697 White/grey coats with blue cuffs, waistcoat and breeches. Drummers, sergeants and officers have blue coats with red cuffs, breeches and stockings. I...
by Grenadier
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Gaps between battalions and squadrons
Replies: 12
Views: 6292

Re: Gaps between battalions and squadrons

Mark, I personally believe the two lines of battalions would be lined up in checkerboard fashion with the second line about a battalion frontage behind the first. It makes sense, for as we know, it would be very disruptive for one battalion to pass through another. I'm not saying it never happened b...
by Grenadier
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch in England
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

Re: Dutch in England

Motorway,

Thanks, I also just remembered I have the Hall CD which explains everything :oops:
by Grenadier
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dutch in England
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

Dutch in England

Hey all,
Just a quick question regarding the Dutch regiments serving William- would they still be armed with pikes?

Brian
by Grenadier
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Gaps between battalions and squadrons
Replies: 12
Views: 6292

Re: Gaps between battalions and squadrons

Mark, Usual interval between battalions is the frontage of one battalion. See below. From "Essay on the Art of War:..." page 423 "During the reign of Louis XIII and the minority of Louis XIV, armies were placed in order of battle in two lines with an interval between one battalion and another, or on...