Monday, 29 August 2011
Recently Painted No 29 Dutch Waldeck/Saxe-Heilburg Horse
Back to the Recently painted posts and back to my Nine Years war army. This is my second Dutch cavalry regiment and was extremely difficult to find any info about.
Dutch Horse Regiment No9, Waldeck. The regiment was raised in 1635 as the Vaan Cuirassiers, fast forward to the 23rd February 1667 and the new Colonel was George Frederick, Graaf van Waldeck-Pyrmont, Waldeck was made Field Marshal of William of Orange's army in 1688, he commanded the allied army at The Battle of Walcourt in 1689, which ended in an allied victory, but lost The Battle of Fleures the following year and The Battle of Leuze in 1691. Waldeck died in November1692. On 14th January 1693 Ernst Frederick, Herzog von Saxe-Heilburg-Hildburghausen became the new Colonel until I believe 1709.
Up until 1692 the regt wore a Grey/White coat lined red, but so it seems did most of the Dutch cavalry for the period. I've chosen to paint the unit up in the colours of the Saxe-Heilburg uniform, a Grey coat lined in pink, the main reason for this is the flags are known, I downloaded these flags from the Warflag website, and slightly changed the pink colour to a brighter shade of pink. I cannot find any information as to whether the regiment fought in any major battles during the Grand Alliance period, but you don't get to paint many pink units, so there you go...... Dutch Horse regt Waldeck.
If anyone can add any further info about this regt it would be greatfully received!!!!
The figures are from Essex and the bases are by Warbases, they are based up to BLB rules.