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by kingscarbine
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 28857

Re: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

The Warlord schweinfeders look great. Thanks. Dan Schorr sent me some pics of musketeers that have been very useful. Here are some updated sketches I've been working on. http://imageshack.us/a/img823/4186/iucw.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img706/5418/7sil.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img4/2193/vx34.jpg
by kingscarbine
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Early Grenadiers
Replies: 14
Views: 8771

Early Grenadiers

I'm looking for information about the grenadiers role and numbers in the battalions/regiments during the 1660-1680 period. Did they carry muskets in combat or just grenades, like in this picture?

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by kingscarbine
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 28857

Re: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

Hi,

Looks like the karpus was a common item worn by infantry and cavalry rank and file. Here's a good example of one in the Army Museum in Stockholm:
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by kingscarbine
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 28857

Re: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

Hi,

Thanks for that info. My copy of Lars-Eric Höglund's "Scanian War 1675 - 79, Colours and Uniforms" arrived. Nice book with a few colour pages with drawings of flags and uniforms. I'll digest it tonight to see if there are more peculiar Swedish items.
by kingscarbine
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 28857

Re: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

Most examples of karpus I've seen are of 1690-1700's representations but they were also used earlier. The uniforms are so generic that the only thing really distinctive to make a unit look Swedish is to include some figures with that item. http://www.info4hobby.com/335-2535-thickbox/the-uniformes-of...
by kingscarbine
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 28857

Re: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

Hi, I'm working on some dollies sketches for 1660-1680 infantry like armoured pikemen and musketeers in various poses to see if I can sculpt compatible figures with NS 1672 range. More advancing/attacking with bayonets, officers/command, grenadiers, Swedes with karpus and sappers & miners(?) sketche...
by kingscarbine
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Siege Warfare
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: Siege Warfare

Eric Burgess is playtesting a rules set that looks very interesting. The time period is 1680-1815 but I think they can be used for the 1660-1670's. http://dinofbattle.blogspot.co.uk/searc ... 27s%20Wars

BTW I'm looking for images of sappers and miners.
by kingscarbine
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 28857

Re: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

Swedes with karpus?
by kingscarbine
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures
Replies: 38
Views: 28857

North Star 1672 & Phoenix Miniatures

What figures would you like added to the North Star catalogue? I would like to see armoured Dutch and Spanish pikemen included and Cuirassiers with Zischagg helmet not to mention mounted commanders.
by kingscarbine
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Siege Warfare
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: Siege Warfare

I'll have to do a bit of research to see how much siege warfare changed in a hundred years but these rules could work with some changes: http://perfectcaptain.50megs.com/sfsiege.html
by kingscarbine
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Siege Warfare
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: Siege Warfare

Thanks both. I'm quite new to the period so any information is welcome. Don't know much about the Frisian Water defence line and the German front but I'm glad there are more possible scenarios to game.
by kingscarbine
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Siege Warfare
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Siege Warfare

Hi,

From what I'm reading of the Franco-Dutch War most engagements were siege operations or related to them. How do you game sieges? Are there any particular rules for this type of warfare?
by kingscarbine
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Lace Wars Scenarios
Replies: 0
Views: 2506

Lace Wars Scenarios

There books look interesting for an intro to the period: http://www.caliverbooks.com/Partizan%20 ... n_lw.shtml

I'm particularly interested volume 1: The Wars of Glory. Is there a review somewhere?
by kingscarbine
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: BLB1 vs BLB2
Replies: 3
Views: 4102

Re: BLB1 vs BLB2

Anyone gaming 28mm Franco-Dutch or Scanian wars in West London?