Thursday, 14 June 2012

RP No 79 NYW Danish Guard


On the 15th August 1689, King Christian V of Denmark signed a treaty with William III of England to hire out 7,000 Danes. They took an oath of faithfulness to William and to serve for the duration of the war, providing Denmark wasn't attacked itself. The Danes were to be under the command of an English officers although Danish Lieutenant-Generals and Major-Generals were to be present at councils of war.
The Commander of the Danish force was the Duke of Wurtemburg, under him the Marquis de la Forest (or de la Force) the Cavalry commander and Julius Ernst von Tettau, in command of the foot.
The Danish Footguard or the Garden til Fods were led by Wurtemburg himself.
The Guards fought in nearly every of the battle of the war including the Battle of the Boyne, where they had 698 active fighting men all armed with a flintlock musket, the pike being abolished in 1689. Their uniform is stated to be a straw yellow coat with red cuffs. Clarence at Quindia StudiosII and Barry at The League of Augsberg have gone for the lighter straw colour as in the Osprey book "Battle of the Boyne". I've gone for a slightly yellower colour as did Pete at Irish Armies of James , with his figures. I would have liked to use a brighter yellow, but I'm quite happy with how these turned out.
Once again the figures are from Essex's 15mm range and the bases are from Warbases, the flags were pure conjecture and were made back in November last year.












58 comments:

  1. Lovely work Raymond that you did at work!

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    1. Hahahaha. Even I know he did it at work.

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  2. Wonderful! The painting style, the history comment, the bases, the "pure conjecture flags"...one more time it's a great work, Ray!

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  3. Cool troops! Great selection of colors for the uniforms.

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  4. All looks superb to me, whether done at work or not!

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  5. Ray, your work is "choice"! (as in Grade A nice.)

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  6. Both the unit and the flags look nice.

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  7. Great job. Nice to see you get some work done at your job.

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    1. I'm very lucky, back on nights for 4 on Tuesday, just gotta plan what I'll paint now , he he!

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  8. Yet again a great unit and an eye catching flag
    Very envious you get to paint in work !!!

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    1. Thanks Sgt!! Painting at work is a massive bonus, not sure I'd get much done at home at all!!

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  9. Great looking unit, Ray! (And its a nice shade of yellow you have for their jackets)
    -Curt

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  10. Greatlooking unit - the grenadier caps are particularly nicely done. Best, Dean

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  11. From a Dane....This is great!!!!!!!

    Really like the yellow mate!

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  12. Excellent unit, I like the flags.

    The colour of the coats is the one I chose for my imaginations army!

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  13. The unit is very nice, and the yellow colour you have chosen is perfect, in my opinion. A very interesting information also. Thank you a lot.

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  14. Nice colors and good work indeed!

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  15. Beautiful regiment Ray! :)

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  16. Hey Ray ! You paint 15mm figs better than my "big" 1/72 ones!!!
    (and a lot of them!)
    I'm jealous, but I'll continue to follow your blog because you're a kind guy....

    .... some days life is hard, my friend...

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  17. Great job you did on these and a lovely yellow!

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  18. Super work Ray and those flags are just great!

    Christopher

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  19. They are really nice and good. I love the flag work too.

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  20. Another great regiment Ray.

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  21. Great looking figs...if you have my luck they will rout the first time they hit the tabletop! All of my freshly painted units perform horribly

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    1. I do hope not, unless someone else is using them of course!!!

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  22. Great job on those Ray. I always appreciate the unit histories you provide, also.

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  23. Is that Captain Morgan down in front?

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  24. Very nice looking unit Ray, although Danish... ;)

    Best regards Michael

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    1. There are a few Swedish units I could paint up who were loaned to the Dutch army at the time??

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  25. Very nice again, the standard's loog great as always and yes the stronger yellow works

    Ian

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  26. very, very nice Ray. Dammit! Start selling your flags!

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    1. That's what the Mrs keeps saying!!!

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  27. Great painting Ray. I prefer the darker straw shade you have used, seem much more realistic.

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  28. I think there must be a bit of an arms race going on with the amount of figures you are turning out. Nice one.

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  29. Ray, I have been trying to type comments here and at the Lurker, but my ipad does NOT like Blogspot and vice versa...and this PC is...well, dying. However, these lads look good! When will we see them in action?...I see a lot of your painted work, but not much of their being tested in battle.

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    1. Soon hopefully, we've all been too busy to play due to the game at Broadside, but know that's over we can get back to normal, I'll try and get your game played when I can.

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    2. Oh, whenever you can get to my game is fine. But, I would like to see your NYW fellows in some battles. I am sure they are itching for a fight. Maybe even a refight of the Boyne?

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  30. Doing the flags as pure conjecture shows that you have the soul of an artist Ray. Creating something original takes talent, nicely done.

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    1. Kind words indeed!!, don't let Fran know!!!

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  31. I have to say, the historical blurbs are my favourite part of these unit posts. Always good reading.

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  32. Nice work Ray, they look great. Just a comment on the flag for Livgarde til fods, the Lars Eric-Hoglund, Ake Sallnas, Alexander Bespalow book: The Great Northern War 1700-1721, II. has the flag for the Livgare Til Fods both their normal flag and the flag they had under English service. I've scanned it for my own Batallion and, if you want, I can send it to you?

    Tim (you can find me on League of Augsberg page as Timmagh)

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  33. You're always full of interesting historical info Ray...great post as always

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  34. I like the red and yellow uniforms. Excellent painted figures!

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

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  35. Døn't thrøw å 1 with these figs Ray :)

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  36. truly amazing fine detail

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  37. Another lovely unit and write up Ray!

    Jason

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