Sunday, 22 January 2012

Recently painted No 48 NYW - Coy's Horse


Trying to find info about this unit has proved very difficult!!

They was raised in 1685 as The Earl of Shrewsbury's Horse, then was led and known as, Langsdale's Horse in 1687, Hamilton's Horse from 1687-88, then John Coy's Horse from 1688-91. In 1691 they were then numbered and known as the 6th Horse. In 1697 they were known as Arran's Horse (do not confuse this with the Earl of Arran's previous regt, like I did!), the after the NYW they were known as Cadogan's Horse.
In the list of  The Army of James II encamped at Hounslow Heath in 1686, they are quoted as wearing a scarlet coat with buff cuffs, then in 1688 they changed to white cuffs, but in 1692 they were back to wearing buff cuffs again. So as you can see by the photo's I chose to have them buff. There is no recorded flag for Coy's Horse, so I used a generic pattern and coloured it a light brown. There is a recorded flag for the earlier incarnation as the Earl of Shrewsbury's Horse, which was yellow with a silver lion rampant in the centre, so why a yellow flag with buff as the lining colour??? I don't know!!!
Coy's fought at The Boyne, Steenkirke, Landen/Neerwinden and Namur.
As per usual the figures are from Essex and they're based up for BLB2.
Unfortunately, I started painting these a few days before the Analouge Painting Challenge began so they're ineligible................shame, I could have done with an extra 72 points!!





36 comments:

  1. Do you know it's because of people like you that I'm more and mre tempted to game Louis XIV's wars?

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    1. Give it a go, I promise you'll enjoy it!!

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  2. You must have a very steady hand mate.

    Well done again on some superb miniatures!!!

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  3. Now thats a site there. Lovely unit but I too have no idea what the standard means or looks like.

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  4. Wow you are busy mate. Great work as usual...:) It must be something in the water up there err or beer... ;)

    Cheers

    Eric

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  5. As always, excellent work -- you never fail to impress!

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  6. Nice miniatures! It's the first time I heard of the nine years war... and there are two of them! Confusing. But google can help and then I realised it took also place in Germany (but has a quite different name here). Shame on me, but I see: you can learn something about history on a blog :) (although I should have known before because I study history XD )

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  7. You've got a drummer in here! Yay! And again, I just love these horses. I've been meaning to ask one of you how you manage to put so much detail on something so small. Do you guys have a mounted magnifying glass?

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    1. Good God no!! Just my poor old eyes!!

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  8. Yet again Ray another really nice unit!

    Christopher

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  9. nice looking flag as well

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  10. Now when I see these photos and the great white background, I also see you at work, taking pictures.

    Great fun.

    And while you didn't get the extra 100XP from Tim, I'm happy to teleport you a few dead frogs.

    Cheers & Boogie Boogie.

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  11. I really like this unit, nice work!

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  12. Beautifully painted figures; they go well with the basing too. Ah, ECW is interesting, that new set of rules called Witch Finder General has me tempted. Best, Dean

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  13. These are amazing! Great job! :)

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  14. Dayum you put work into this set!

    Also, don't you hate it when you can only find scraps of info online?!

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  15. Nice work Ray these guys would of lived a few miles up the road from me

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  16. Most of wargaming's real work lays in the painting, it seems. Sorta cool, but painting's not my thing really.

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    1. For a period like this, The NYW, the hardest work is trying to figure out what colours to paint the figures first!!!

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  17. They're looking nice and shiny, lovely work Ray

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  18. Don't throw a 1 with them, it would be so stupid with these beautiful figs!

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  19. Great work, Ray, and the info is very interesting and useful. Thank you a lot.

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  20. More top quality work Ray; no wonder you're screaming up the competition poll. Excellent stuff.

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  21. Here is some more about Louis XIV, one of the earliest known wargamers.

    Louis XIV is featured on the Beatles' White Album of 1968 in the song about the Sun King, leading up to the big crescendo part.

    He had a collection of figures like these, and an excellent collection of buildings and fortress models, which can still be seen. He played wargames, and did the real thing too.

    He was king for 72 years and fought many wars against mostly the Dutch and various coalitions. It was a time when France was wealthy and the main superpower, so coalitions formed to keep him in check. They would settle one, build up a few years, and go at it again.

    He is most famous for saying "the state, it is me," because it shows his absolute authority, but after the 72 years were up he also said "I have loved war too much."

    So, who's going to build the French army? I always have to do both sides.

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    1. My pal Richard is busy painting the French as we speak!!!

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  22. Lovely!! I had a go at them as well...

    http://steve-the-wargamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/cadogans-horse.html

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  23. Lovely unit again Ray, like the red

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