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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: 9599

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: 4617

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: 2384

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: 2384

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...
by Old John
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Papal and Italian States 1660 to 1721

I am looking for uniform info on the above, colour plates, books , pamphlets, magazines, in fact any suggestions and sources would be greatly appreciated

cheers Old John
by Old John
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: No colours for the fusiliers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: No colours for the fusiliers?

Another main function of fusiliers was to prevent the civilian drivers legging it with the horses at first sign of danger Have a feeling that RWF/23rd didn't receive their Colours until after WSS, but i could be wrong, RWF did fight as a battalion at Blenheim Still awaiting answers from RWF archivis...
by Old John
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: No colours for the fusiliers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: No colours for the fusiliers?

My pleasure, I have found that researching early history of regiments from 1660s to 1720s many records were not kept, lost, hidden away in family and regimental archives

cheers Old John
by Old John
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: No colours for the fusiliers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: No colours for the fusiliers?

Just been in contact with RWF archivists regarding Colours carried between 1689 to 1715, dates of when change to red coats from blue, date of first issue of fusilier caps and if the Colours were carried in Battle of Blenhiem, plus any illustrations/descriptions if possible Hopefully an answer from t...
by Old John
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: No colours for the fusiliers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: No colours for the fusiliers?

In Wargamer's Guide to the Uniforms of Williamite Right Wing at Battle of the Boyne by Barry Hilton & Clarence Harrison On Plate C is shown Herbert's Regt, forerunner of Ingoldsby's / 23rd Welch Fusiliers , the flag is dark blue with a red cross lined white , in centre of cross is a lion rampant in ...
by Old John
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Challenge- earliest depiction of Louis XIV dragoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Re: Challenge- earliest depiction of Louis XIV dragoon.

Try "Historie & Collections No 24 French Dragoons 1669 -1749, good list of sources
cheers Old John
by Old John
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: English/Scotish/British uniform resources for WSS
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: English/Scotish/British uniform resources for WSS

Try Pike and Shot Society website, they stock Robert Hall plates,also see Charles Grant's book Armies and Uniforms of Marlborough's Wars, this is the updated book of "From Pike to Shot" Sapherson & Edition Brokaw booklets may help for basic details not sure what you meant by "flawed" cheers Old John
by Old John
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incendiary article?
Replies: 11
Views: 4358

Re: Incendiary article?

Regarding Camaret Bay letter, have you read Frank Taylor's Marlborough's Wars Volume 2 1707-1709 Appendix 7 "Disgrace" which gives a different perspective to the background of the letter, would appear culprit was Godolphin's Jacobite contact who alerted Louis XIV to the proposed raid a month or so b...
by Old John
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Bavarian Infantry Organisation circa 1700 onwards
Replies: 20
Views: 7720

Re: Bavarian Infantry Organisation circa 1700 onwards

Try Caliver Books in UK for Wilson's book also see Sapherson's Marlburian Armies 1701-1721, Danes, Bavarians & Prussians , Wargamers Intro fo Age of Marlborough No2 by Condray Editions Brokaw Hoffman's Army of the Blue King, great uniform plates, either booklet or CD Material on WSS, Part 6 Army of ...
by Old John
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Good Battle of the Boyne book on Amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 3159

Re: Good Battle of the Boyne book on Amazon

have just rec'd the book from Amazon, very pleased with it, good value, I too prefer books mostly due to my age :-)) as a bit of a technophobe, eyes can't cope with long periods on computer screens

cheers Old John
by Old John
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: 1854-1880
Topic: fire and fury for the wilderness battles of 1864
Replies: 6
Views: 3663

Re: fire and fury for the wilderness battles of 1864

will see what i've got and add to PDF
cheers Old John