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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: 4191

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: 13110

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: 13110

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: 13110

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: 2271

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: 13110

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: 13110

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: 6446

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: 3245

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: 3245

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: 3245

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: 6446

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: 6446

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: 6446

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: 6446

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 ...