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by Rebel
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Just thought, "La Villiers" was reputedly attractive so not within James' sphere of interest (and this from a Jacobite).....
by Rebel
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Barry,

but Wellington was surely Ireland's greatest general (Sarsfield and Éoghán Rúa Ó Níall permitting),


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Mike
by Rebel
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Barry, it was obviously Chas II who shared CHurchill's female interests... Babs Villiers if I recall - If it has have been James, then it would have been Duke of Alabama not Albany (apols to Alabamians)..... I Too have Winnie's tome, and to be honest I gave up - It will come in useful for ref purpos...
by Rebel
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

David, am sure that Bentinck was all for it.... Sorry, you mean his legal wife. Well Mary apparently went along with anything she was told. It seems that stupidity was spread throughout the line but only the men got the intelligence and deviousness (most of which had been cornered by Charles II). Be...
by Rebel
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Wienand,

yes, you did - and v.interesting reading it was, in fact that's one of the docs that I hope won't become a casualty of the recent meltdown.

Chaps, obviously this last is a bit off topic, so I'll stick to the point(s) and any personal stuff by pm.

- Mike
by Rebel
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Wienand, am always pleased to be corrected - Will recheck what I have on the lappy ref the invasion force, the main machine is under the scalpel at the moment, a demonstration (if ever one were needed) to keep back ups. Ref the ADB will recheck that and get back to you. That said, definition of "arb...
by Rebel
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

So much to respond to, and only from a jury rigged lap-top...Will try to put more on paper later but three quickies: Jim W - Thanks again for a really interesting thread. Cameronian - As I said above, am on a jury rigged machine but AFAIR the repeal of the Test Acts was aimed (at least officially) i...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Dave, thanks for the support! Basically it's all down to Tyrconnel who was behaving exactly as everyone else who had held his position had done. Patronage in the army is no good if the army is overseas, (even if only on the Stranraer - Larne run). An understanding of the politics of the period is es...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Williamite Generals - All in red coats?
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

Re: Williamite Generals - All in red coats?

Mark, the Boyne is Osprey Campaign 160 and Aughrim is "1691 The Battle of Aughrim" by Tempus. Basically the Dutch could be in anything period - A bit like Picton in his frock coat in the film Waterloo. If you skim the net you'll see lots of paintings of period battles and there's loads of inspiratio...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Jim - Rather blame Sir Walter Scott ....... Cameronian - But who deposed him, and why ? Dave - Will be honest, the main reason he lost the war is (and I hate to admit it, but then again we did win the All Ireland yesterday) because he had no other option to listen to Tyrconnel, who was pursuing his ...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Williamite Generals - All in red coats?
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

Re: Williamite Generals - All in red coats?

Mark, basically it was a matter of choice, but the majority of the (English ones at least) would have worn what was called the "state coat" - If you have access to either of my books on Aughrim or The Boyne there are paintings of St.Ruth and James II wearing such a coat. Alternately John Tincey's bo...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Jim, wasn't implying anything. What I find interesting is the politics. If William was as unselfish then why did he act as he did ? And if James was so universally hated then why did the army not go over, and why was the fleet prepared to go over before La Hogue ? Would argue about James alienating ...
by Rebel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Jacobite?? Or not!
Replies: 95
Views: 22143

Re: Jacobite?? Or not!

Jim, an intesting preposition, and I would (personally as opposed to being a part time scribbler) place myself with the Jacobites. After all, James followed the legal and established line of succession, whilst William merely staged a coup purely to ensure the use of another country's armed forces......
by Rebel
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Another question on cuirassiers in Ireland 1690
Replies: 39
Views: 11627

Re: Another question on cuirassiers in Ireland 1690

This is the problem with using a single "source" rather than cross-referencing. Have obviously been doing a lot of thinking about this, and as Dan Schorr pointed out to me if you put a comma in the right place, the context changes to one where de Ruvigny's men are wearing cuirasses and take 72 casua...