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by Old John
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

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: 1359

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: 1720

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: 1720

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: 1720

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
by Old John
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Ingoldsbys/sabibes 23rd foot war of spanish succession
Replies: 14
Views: 3483

Re: Ingoldsbys/sabibes 23rd foot war of spanish succession

there are a couple of pictures of the early uniform here https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=royal+welch+fusiliers+in+war+of+spanish+succession&client=firefox-b&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj88qvjsfjZAhWQSsAKHeICD2UQsAQIfg&biw=1360&bih=645#imgrc=_ in the past i have been researchin...
by Old John
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 11321

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

I highly recommend the book, which has proved extremely useful in my own researches and I agree the book "Ungrateful Daughters" by Maureen Waller, very interesting C A Sapherson's booklet " The British Army of William III" has proved handy as a starting point, again this was first published in 1987,...
by Old John
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 11321

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

Book arrived !!!! had a quick flick through, Mark Allen colour plates are excellent as are the list of sources used, only thing i wasn't too happy with are the reconstruction photos of Royal Regiment of Dragoons, why on earth did they use a black background, detracts greatly from seeing details Look...
by Old John
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 11321

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

In Wargames Illustrated No 358 August 2017 issue, there's a nice article on "The Wars Of James II Part One " which ties in with this thread

Should get my copy of the book in post today, fingers crossed

cheers Old John
by Old John
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Palmes brigade at Blenheim?
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

Re: Palmes brigade at Blenheim?

According to Iain Stanford in his booklet "Marlborough Goes to War" 2nd edition, published by Pike & Shot Society Wood's Brigade, Wood's Horse 2 sqns Lumley'sHorse 3 sqns Palmes Brigade Cadogan's Horse 1 sqn Wyndam's Horse 2 sqns Schomberg's Horse 2 Sqns Woods suffered a stomach wound at the Schelle...
by Old John
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 11321

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

There's a very good review in Arquebusier from Pike & Shot Society, which persuaded me to buy the book, awaiting delivery from Amazon UK
cheers Old John
by Old John
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Army of James II (Helion)
Replies: 41
Views: 11321

Re: The Army of James II (Helion)

Interesting post, many thanks, although wondering if this book is a revised/updated version of the author's original booklet "The Army of James II, Uniforms & Organisation" published by Partizan Press in 1987 and revised edition in 2001 Also if the plates are by Mark Allen are they again revised/upd...
by Old John
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: No colours for the fusiliers?
Replies: 20
Views: 5561

Re: No colours for the fusiliers?

"So I would assume the Welch also had some rag on a pole."

I wouldn't say that round here !!!!!!

cheers Old John
by Old John
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721
Replies: 6
Views: 2766

Re: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721

Many thanks to all for the links etc suggested, most helpful and much appreciated this Italian bookseller http://www.soldiershop.com/ has a fair few titles that could be useful Should have mentioned in my earlier list of sources, the Wagner black & white plates for Savoy, 9 for infantry and 1 on art...
by Old John
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721
Replies: 6
Views: 2766

Re: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721

Here's what sources I have The Army of the Duke of Savoy 1688 -1713 by Gian Carlo Boeri, 2001 & 2012 Editions Kuhn Teil 10 Savoy & Teil 30 Papal States couple of coloured postcards Savoy cavalry 1683 & 1690 by Anselmo Cervi Piedmontese Army 1689-1748, Practical Wargamer May/June 1990 Uniforms of the...