Monday, 23 July 2012

RP No 81 King James' Foot Guards 1689



My first post in a week!! So I though i was about time I bored you all to tears with another of my recently painted units, but in the case it's 2 units! The 1st and 2nd battalions of King James' Footguards.

In 1688 King James transferred 3 regts of foot to England from Ireland. The Duke of Tyconnell raised three new regt’s to replace them, one being, the Guards. The original commander of the unit was the 2nd Duke of Ormond , but in 1688 he declared his allegiance to William III so the command went over to Englishman William Dorrington. They fought at Derry, The Boyne and at Aughrim, where Dorrington was taken prisoner.

Under the terms of the Treaty of Limerick, in 1691, which ended the war in Ireland, a force of 20,000 Jacobite’s arrived to France, in an event known as the "Flight of the Wild Geese". These men were kept separate from other Irish regts, and were formed into King James’ own army in exile, albeit in the pay of France. Lord Dorrington’s foot, Later Roth’s or Rooth’s, were formed from what remanded of the 1st and 2nd battalions of King James’ Roayl Irish Footguards.









45 comments:

  1. Great looking unit and nice write up as always Ray. Do you have a book where this all comes from? I'd definitely like to try similar posts when I get some historicals painted up. :)

    Jason

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  2. Nice job Ray and well worth the weeks wait.

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    1. Dammit Fran, I have to be nice to him sometimes and you know I don't really mean a word of it!!

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  3. Very nice units; great looking uniforms. Dean

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  4. Lovely as always Ray. Glad to see you're back to posting. I was wondering if Postie had finally had enough of you and Fran arguing and had you both burried alive under his miniature collection.

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    1. He could still do that one day..........

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  5. Fantastic looking minis there Ray

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  6. Great looking unit and wonderful flags!

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  7. Looking good Ray! I still think they would look better in 28mm!

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  8. Been a week but you come back striking hard, don'tcha

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  9. nice looking troops! the grenadiers on the end look really nice!

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  10. The uniform color is hot!

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  11. I like it, very good painting !

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  12. Well done mate. They look as good as I have come to expect from you. Couple of very nice units.

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  13. Great painting and lovely detail especially in 15mm!

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  14. Great work, especially the nice and bright colors and high contrast.

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  15. Where there be blood, but not be visible.
    Nice work Ray!

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  16. Very good looking units !!!

    best regards Michael

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  17. They look cracking mate, nice job on these

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  18. A fine regiment, Ray. And one which no Jacobite army would be without. You've done them proud - they look really super. Fine painting, Sir, well done indeed!

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  19. Cracking stuff!But I'd like to see these regiments all put together: we always get a look at your new and finished regiments but never to the total force sofar :-( Cheers Sander

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  20. Excellent job. But +1 with Sander? When will we see the whole army, arrayed for battle?

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  21. I´m with Sander...they look great and a group pic of them all together.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  22. Really nice turn out Ray in both the units and write up!

    Christopher

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  23. Great work Ray, also addeding my vote of a picture of the whole force

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  24. A rather splendid unit of gentlemen, great work Ray.

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  25. Minis look great and I always enjoy the historical background.

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  26. 1689? Interesting period...;-)

    Marzio.

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  27. Great looking units to add to the collection Ray. Nice!

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  28. Quality work with the Guards Sir.

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  29. The Guards!!! Nice painting work with them, Ray. A wonderful unit.

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  30. Nice finish Ray and interesting history.

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  31. Great write-up and super job on the units! Well done.

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  32. first class work.well done.as usual super flags to go with them.
    rgds john

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  33. They look super, mate. I really must finish basing my WSS figures - so thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Nice looking units Ray! And I love the flags!

    Looking forward to the group picture!

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

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