Monday, 14 May 2012

RP No 74 Jacobite regt - Earl of Clanricarde 1690




Another finished regiment for my Battle of the Boyne project, these fine looking fellow represent the Jacobite, Earl of Clanrickarde's regt of foot. Richard Burke (or Bourke) commanded the regt at the Boyne, while at the later Battle of Aughrim they were commanded by Richard's brother Ulick, who was killed in the battle.
In the army review that King James held on the 1-2 October 1689, the Earl of Clanrickarde's foot consisted of 36 Officers, 26 NCO's and 694 other ranks. Of that 694, 436 armed with muskets, 201 were armed with a pike and 44 were unarmed? The Jacobite army were organized in a rough ratio of 2 musketeers for every pikeman, so therefore, the middle stand of troops have integral pikemen, giving 2 stands of musket to one of pike. This also falls in with the ideas of both Barry Hilton and Clarence Harrison for the hopefully soon to be released Jacobite supplement to Beneath the Lily Banners.
Clanrickarde or Clanricarde as its sometimes spelt fought in Richard Hamilton's brigade and saw heavy action at Oldbidge, along with King James' Guard, the Earl of Antrim's and Boisseleau's two battalions.

The flag once again is pure conjecture, but I pinched the idea for it from a post on the League of Augsberg site, here. Thanks guys!!! Once again there is only speculation on the uniform for the regt, I've gone with a blueish grey with red cuffs, I think it looks nice when combined with the yellow of the flag. I've also given the officer figure a red coat just for the hell of it!







41 comments:

  1. Looking very good Ray.
    Good colour selection (grey and red make a nice contrast)!
    T.

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  2. Nice unit. Like the idea of mixed arms and how they been done together. We played something simliar to this back at school many years ago but I can only remember it vaguely

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  3. Wonderful unit Ray. I think the colours work well too.

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  4. Nice unit, as usual.
    I also like officers uniformed differently to their regiments.

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  5. These look incredible. Whether the flag is right or not it looks legit. And more importantly, I think they are ready to kick some of Ray's minis asses.

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  6. You're really pumping these out! Looks good.

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  7. Another great looking regiment Ray; I think I would be in all sorts of difficulty without a trusty uniform guide to lead me through the nuances of the different regiments. All credit to you Sir!

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  8. Beautiful paint jobs and the colors work very well together.

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  9. Nice, Ray. Ditto Thanos.

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  10. Very nice, Ray. The "conjectured flag" is great!

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  11. A very fine looking unit!

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  12. A very fine unit. And your collection is superb; I´m thinking about to paint my own units taking yours as an inspiration.

    But only thinking at the moment!!!

    Best regards.

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    1. Come on Juan, you know it makes sense???

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  13. Could you do me a favour? You do seem to have some units now. How about an army shot?

    They look great as always mate!!

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    1. Coming soon, very soon!!!

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    2. Cheers mate! Looking forward to it!

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  14. The conveyor belt churns out another superb looking unit

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  15. very good your armies are expanding rapidly

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  16. You really put a great deal of effort into this blog and the unit backgrounds are a good addition. Figures aren't bad either!

    ;O)

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  17. Maybe it's just me, btu that flag looks gigantic. Would be patriotic in that case though?

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    1. No, its just you, they're the same size as the other regts for the period, maybe its the angle they're being held at???

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  18. Continued impressive output Ray, you certainly churn them out!

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  19. great looking troops sir!

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  20. Another great regiment Ray!

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  21. Another great looking unit Ray

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  22. You have been very busy since I was gone Ray! Very nice work!

    Christopher

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  23. some mean looking musket men...

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  24. Excellent painted minis Ray! And I love the flags! They look so ......yellow :-D

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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