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by Old John
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691
Replies: 11
Views: 5790

Helion No 27 St Ruth and Aughrim 1691

this new title was wondering if any different or expanded on Michael McNally's previous work

Battle of Aughrim 1691 published in 2008 by the History Press ISBN 9780752446875

comments and advice welcome

cheers Old John
by Old John
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Monmouth Rebellion help
Replies: 16
Views: 5450

Re: Monmouth Rebellion help

just noticed i've been promoted from Corporal to Sergeant!!!! many thanks
cheers Old John
by Old John
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Monmouth Rebellion help
Replies: 16
Views: 5450

Re: Monmouth Rebellion help

You could use a scenario where Monmouth did surprise James II's forces and maybe if some of the West Country's Militia regts joined him, my own bases for Monmouth's rebels have a mix of figures with, pikes, muskets, pitchforks and scythes, all on the same base, also if you want to expand your projec...
by Old John
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Monmouth Rebellion help
Replies: 16
Views: 5450

Re: Monmouth Rebellion help

Hi Nick
glad i could help, also lookout for the following book, which i should have listed

Helion No 16 Army of James II 1685 -1688 by Stephen Ede-Borrett (Century of the Soldier series)

cheers Old John
by Old John
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Monmouth Rebellion help
Replies: 16
Views: 5450

Re: Monmouth Rebellion help

Prelude to Sedgemoor is in Practical Wargamer Vol 11 no 6 19/9/1997 Practical Wargamer July/August 1993 has an article Across the other Rhine by Charles Grant & Stuart Asquith Osprey MAA 267 British Army 1660-1704 by John Tncey some of the titles i mentioned earlier are available on Ebay UK at momen...
by Old John
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Monmouth Rebellion help
Replies: 16
Views: 5450

Re: Monmouth Rebellion help

Also suggest that some English Civil War figures can be used for Monmouth's troops as well as Royalist troops. Various British Army regimental websites can provide uniform details eg Kirke's lambs/Tangier Regiment
cheers Old John
by Old John
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Monmouth Rebellion help
Replies: 16
Views: 5450

Re: Monmouth Rebellion help

I have fought Sedgemoor Campaign several times, using as a basis a couple of old articles from Military Modelling mag and maybe Practical Wargaming mag from years back Military Modelling December 1981, Battle of Sedgemoor by Stuart Asquith in Battles for Wargamers series Practical Wargamer or Milita...
by Old John
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard
Replies: 6
Views: 3831

Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

had a look in CA Sapherson's booklet on Swedish army 1688-1721 states the dragoons wore blue coats lined in lighter blue.Waistcoats and breeches were deep blue, wore red cravats and pale yellow lace loops on buttonholes of coats

cheers Old John
by Old John
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard
Replies: 6
Views: 3831

Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

is there an alternative spelling of the regt name eg Gyllenstiernas? as in Hoglund's Scanian War there is a colour illustration and description of the standard
cheers Old John
by Old John
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard
Replies: 6
Views: 3831

Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

silly question is this a Swedish regt? got vague memory of six pointed star on blue background but could be very wrong
cheers Old John
by Old John
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Helion No 26 Swedish Army in GNW
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Helion No 26 Swedish Army in GNW

just rec'd and had quick scan of this book, looks very useful, good illustrations of uniforms and flags ties in nicely with the earlier Russian Army in GNW, i do like this series
cheers Old John
by Old John
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW
Replies: 4
Views: 3535

Re: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

what questions you thinking of??
cheers Old John
by Old John
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW
Replies: 4
Views: 3535

Re: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

couldn't agree more, thinking about do lancer companies for dragoon regiments, what intrigued me was the issue and use/ none use of pikes within regts, definitely food for thought
cheers Old John
by Old John
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW
Replies: 4
Views: 3535

Helion No23 Russian Army in GNW

recently recieved the above book, which i found extremely informative, great flag info and good uniform schematics, book ties in nicely with another Helion publication "Peter the Great Humbled", both titles recommended
cheers Old John