Gardes te Paard

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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by Dfogleman2 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:54 pm

Did the Gardes the Paard return to the Low Countreis to fight at Steenkirk or Needwinden?
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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by barr7430 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 am

The war in Ireland was over by late 1692. Neerwinden was in 1693. I can't remember the GtP being in the Aughrim OOB but don't have reference books to hand.. someone will confirm this as they reach for their McNally! :wink: (maybe Mike himself!). I would then assume if this is correct that they may have returned to Flanders with William unless he kept them in England for some reason..
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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by tbarkowski » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:16 am

Left Wing, First Line at Aughrim.
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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by barr7430 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:18 am

Well there you go!
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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by wdrenth » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:16 am

From an overview of the forces in 1693, the Garde te Paard was in England, and the Garde du Corps was in Flanders. Two battalions of Dutch Garde te Voet were also in Flanders, the third one was in England as well.
If I recall correctly, the Garde te Paard remained in England until 1699 (when it had to return to Holland).

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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by Dfogleman2 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:17 am

Thanks!
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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by MNFS » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:58 pm

Guys,

Taking the thread full circle...

I've just read the Osprey Boyne Campaign book, its very good, one of the better ones and I saw that the Gardes te Paard and Portlands Horse are mentioned seperatley but they were the same unit. I wonder if the Gardes te Paard mentioned should actually be the Gardes du Corps, as these were a single squadron and that would mean that Portland's Horse would be a 2 squadron strong formation of Gardes te Paard?

Just a thought...

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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by obriendavid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 pm

Mark have a look at page one on this discussion it might answer your question.
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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by TheRightfulKing2013 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:49 pm

yar68 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:50 pm
This comes from an article in Wargames illustrated, and should help, sorry i can't remember which issue :roll:
Regarding Portland's Horse, as far as I've read they are indeed the Gardes te Paard.

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Thank you. Do you know if the Garde de Corp cavalryman wearing the cuirass is an officer?
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Re: Gardes te Paard

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:09 am

Most certainly yes!
Officiers of "Heavy" or "Elite" Regiments wore most of the time a Cuirass.
It also shows their Rank.
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