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by Rebel
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blue Coated Jacobite Cavalry?
Replies: 6
Views: 3380

Re: Blue Coated Jacobite Cavalry?

Chaps, red or grey in various hues...You pays your money and takes your choice, but blue as in "royal", "oxford" or "prussian"...fraid not.

Belated Best wishes for Crimbo, but early ones for the new year.....



Mike.
by Rebel
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?
Replies: 24
Views: 10064

Re: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?

And so in direct answer to your question, yes they do.
by Rebel
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?
Replies: 24
Views: 10064

Re: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?

Clarence, this is the kicker - Whilst we know how many coats the french sent, the records of any colours are deep deep in the archives if they exist at all. But, as we know that the "standard" combination was gris-mesle with red distinctions (many colonels then paid for the coats to be refitted with...
by Rebel
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?
Replies: 24
Views: 10064

Re: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?

So units at - say - Derry or Newtownbutler would be most likely in red and then tending to gris-mesle or "civilian" as time goes on....


Mike.
by Rebel
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?
Replies: 24
Views: 10064

Re: Lord Clare's Dragoon's?

Chaps, easiest rule of thumb is as follows: Prior to James's landing in the spring of 1690, coats would be red for the mounted arm and either red* or civilian attire for the foot dependent upon how far down the army list you go (Dalton lists them roughly in order of creation per type), between James...
by Rebel
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Litten's Ramillies book
Replies: 5
Views: 3488

Re: Litten's Ramillies book

As part of my own research have probably read it cover to cover six or seven times over the last few months and, on the whole, I find it better than Falkner - but that is mainly due to my view that whilst good, Marlborough/the British troops could not leap buildings in a single bound/walk on water e...
by Rebel
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 12052

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

Dannie, problem with print on demand is that it is very hit and miss. I got lucky and picked up an original for Stg.100 (I don't think the seller knew what they had) but friends of mine have had POD's that weren't worth the paper they were printed on. That said, AFAIK the Naval and Military Press in...
by Rebel
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 12052

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

"Walton" is Col. Clifford Walton's "History of the British Standing Army". It's about 100 years old and is the basis for Lawson. Original's are rare and expensive but IIRC there are a number of print on demand versions of varying quality. Will deffo try to dig out my notes tonight which will show th...
by Rebel
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: count schombergs forces at the boyne
Replies: 30
Views: 12052

Re: count schombergs forces at the boyne

Will try to get a moment to check my files.

Kindest Regards,


Mike.
by Rebel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tangier 1683
Replies: 31
Views: 11197

Re: Tangier 1683

Dave, I agree with you but Routh went through the records with a fine tooth comb and so the options are two large troops each with a named commander or three normal ones with the name of one inexplicably missing. Suppose it's a case of user's choice. If I find out anything else will post it, but am ...
by Rebel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tangier 1683
Replies: 31
Views: 11197

Re: Tangier 1683

OK, Captain Neatby/Needby is comander of one of the six English troops of horse raised for Tangier (along with Coy, Pultney, Ossory, Langston and Lanier) at the same time the Spanish are only mentioned as being "200 auxiliary Spanish horse", so may have only been 2 units each under the commanders me...
by Rebel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tangier 1683
Replies: 31
Views: 11197

Re: Tangier 1683

So Spaniards probably gone by spring 1682...
by Rebel
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Tangier 1683
Replies: 31
Views: 11197

Re: Tangier 1683

Am typing this as I read it so things may be disjointed: According to Routh, Autumn 1680, Treaty signed with Spain for the services of 200 Catalan horse. Sent across by the Governor of Andalucia, they first saw action in an English victory over the Moroccans in October that year. In a later engageme...
by Rebel
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Siege of Derry on TV
Replies: 20
Views: 7348

Re: Siege of Derry on TV

Éamonn does indeed come from Monaghan and teaches at Magee Campus in Derry, and "A Fatal Attachment" is an excellent read, but will warn you he isn't a military historian so don't expect unit lists etc etc. @ Cameronian - Not sure the point. Until 1707 the Kingdoms of England, Ireland and Scotland a...
by Rebel
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Galloper guns
Replies: 26
Views: 9085

Re: Galloper guns

Ref Irish Scots 1690 - Light guns on attachment (cf. Crom Castle) but otherwise in light artillery batteries.....