31/01/2021 at 10:46 #150303
The first three battalions of my refurbished Irish Jacobites are now up on my blog. Once again I’ve used a mixture of different manufacturers figures. There are both battalions of the Irish Foot Guards and the Earl of Clanrickard’s regiment. There is a smidgin about the fighting at Oldbridge too. If it’s of interest here’s the link.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/31/01/2021 at 13:05 #150304Steve JohnsonParticipant
Very nice!31/01/2021 at 15:06 #150308
Cheers Steve. The Earl of Antrim’s and the three O’Neil’s next.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/02/02/2021 at 11:23 #150385
I was doing a little research the other day and came up with details of Christopher Fleming Lord Slane’s Jacobite Regiment of Foot. I hope it is of interest to those gaming the Williamite war.
Slane’s is not often seen on the table top. It is an interesting unit all the same. Every one of the soldiers was equipped with musket and sword. I suspect that the muskets were mainly or all matchlocks but we don’t actually know.
So far as I can tell we do not know how they were uniformed. The high level of muskets might indicate access to red coats on the other hand French grey might be a safer bet. Facing colours are unknown but red or yellow could be considered as these were the colours associated with the Fleming family. Otherwise, grey might do.
No one currently makes flags for Slane’s regiment. The Heraldic emblem of the Fleming’s was a red chevron on a yellow field. That would do nicely for the colonel’s colour, perhaps with a red cross patee in the upper right canton. I’m going to see what I can do. The second colour could simply be a red saltire on a yellow field.
I’ll be doing the unit alongside Bellew’s and Louth’s as part of my final Jacobite infantry brigade. They will all appear here and on my blog in due course.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/02/02/2021 at 11:51 #150386Guy FarrishParticipant
Looking forward to seeing the assembled force.02/02/2021 at 13:23 #150390
The three units are very interesting. No real shortage of muskets especially by Jacobite standards. Not so with pikes. Bellew’s only had 26, instead they used 127 scythe men out of a total of 828 soldiers. I’ll be doing Bellew’s with a base of scythe men rather than pikes.
Louth’s had no pikes and 49 scythe men with 437 musket armed men. I suspect I’ll just do them as an all musket outfit.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/02/02/2021 at 14:41 #150394Steve JohnsonParticipant
Sounds like a nice unit to model:)02/02/2021 at 16:47 #150418
I’ve got the colonel’s flag done Steve. It has come out not too bad. I’ve scanned it in case it doesn’t survive contact with the PVA glue.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/08/02/2021 at 10:23 #150624
The Ulster brigade of King James’s Irish Jacobite Army is now up on my blog. I’ve gone for the Earl of Antrim’s regiment and two of the O’Neill ones- Gordon’s and Felix’s. I’ve made Antrim’s and Gordon’s units Regulation and Drilled. The second O’Neill formation is a more old- fashioned affair classified under Beneath the Lily Banners as Pike and Shot. That means they have a higher ratio of pike to musket. The muskets will be classified as matchlocks.
The 15mm figures are from Essex and Irregular.
If it is of interest you can see all three on my blog.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/20/02/2021 at 12:23 #151214
I’ve found that local history or archaeology societies to be a mine of information. The participants are motivated and informed by their connection to their locality. They often provide us with insights that would otherwise be overlooked.
The Louth County Archaeology published an article on the Irish Jacobite regiments of Lords Bellew, Louth and Slane. It contains some very interesting detail that I’ve summarised on my blog. There are also some pics of the regiments in question.
If it is of interest here’s the link.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/26/02/2021 at 11:21 #151481
My final two Irish Jacobite regiments of foot Talbot’s and Eustace’s are now on my blog. The Lord Grand Prior’s Regiment sometimes called Talbot’s Regiment contains two grenadiers I painted many years ago. Their flag, a burning town with the warning “The Fruits of Rebellion” is memorable. So much so that I attempted to paint it on the front of their caps. You can see how that turned out in a close up pic.
If it is of interest here is the link.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/19/03/2021 at 10:48 #154036
My Irish Jacobite Army project is nearly done. The Horse Guards need doing and two squadrons of cavalry respectively for Sarsfield’s and Tyrconnell’s Horse. Then I need a couple of biggish bases of horse holders for the Dragoons. That will be it. Galmoy’s Horse will be finished today.
I had feared breathing new life into old figures would be a chore, it proved otherwise.
Abercorn’s Horse and Clare’s Dragoons are now up on my blog. Two squadrons for the cavalry and mounted and dismounted for the dragoons.
If it is of interest here’s the link.
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