Saturday, 8 September 2012

RP No 86 NYW/Jacobite Lord Dongan's Dragoons




Another newish painted regt for the Jacobites at the Boyne, two squadrons of Lord Walter Dongan's Dragoons. This unit as you will notice looks a little different from the norm, as I've used 2 types of figure to represent them, both English and French Dragoons from Essex minis. The flags are once again from myself and
From King James's Irish Army List, by John D'Alton
Lord Walter Dongan sat in King James' Parliament as one of the Representatives of Naas, while his father was one of its peers. On the 10th day of that session he was dispatched by his King to General Hamilton before Derry, carrying the important announcement, " I now send back to you this bearer, Lord Dongan, to let you know what this day I have been informed, by one who came from Chester on Wednesday last, that Kirke was to sail with fair wind from thence, with four Regiments of foot, to endeavour to relive Derry. I have ordered a copy of the information to be sent you...........I have sent some Horse and Dragoons to re-inforce Sarsfield at Sligo, and have ordered Purcell's Dragoon's to Belturbet. "
Lord Dongan's career was, however short, he fell at the Boyne, and as the Duke of Berwick writes,
" Not withstanding the foot was broken, the right wing of Horse and Dragoon's marched, and charged such of the enemy's Horse and foot as passed the river, but my Lord Dongan being slain at the first great shot, his Dragoons could not be got to do anything, nor did Clare's do much better."
On the fall of Lord Dongan, the command of his regiment was given to his relative Walter Nugent, son of Francis Nugent of Dardistown, by the Lady Bridget Dongan, sister to the Earl of Limerick. Col Walter was however himself slain at Aughrim, when the command was given to the Hon Richard Bellew, second son of Lord Bellew.





1st Squadron
2nd Squadron

Dongan's dismounted 



44 comments:

  1. Nicely done, Ray. Great flag as well. And I also like the little drum. Fun stuff.

    Hope your night is going well. It's late here and I've just finished with working at the pizza shoppe.

    Nighty night and boogie boogie.

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  2. Love the bases, nicely painted minis, very well done unit!

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  3. Again a nice looking unit, glad I was not one of it's commanders, they seem unlucky

    Ian

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    1. Yep, quite a few commander were killed in the war!

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  4. Wonderful Ray! Painting and flag! Special mention for the bases too!

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  5. To your usual very high standard. I bet when all the regiments are on the table they will make a grand sight.

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  6. Very nice Ray and interesting history, your bases do look good, have you changed your style of basing a little? Heavier dry brush, different grades of sand/stone?

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    1. no all the same, I think? Maybe a few bigger stones here and there???

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  7. Great looking unit ray. It's great to mix the headgear, done it in some of my units. Gives them that campaign look.

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    1. I'm quite pleased how they came out, I may mix another unit.

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  8. This is more like it, a great unit Ray. I thought you had slipped off the blogosphere and was wondering if we should send a team round to excavate Fran's patio. Good to see you back Sir.

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    1. Just taking a little break with the Mrs and kids, that's all, no patio jobs........yet??

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  9. These are really nice Ray and I like the way you've photographed them this time. Great closeups on the faces and a better chance to see your brushwork over all.

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  10. Very nice unit sir. Great flag simple but great.

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  11. Another wonderful looking unit Ray! Great work.

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  12. Great looking unit and historical background.

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  13. Yet another very nice unit Ray :)

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  14. Another very interestin unit of this fantastic period. Thank you a lot fot the information!

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  15. Super stuff yet again !! I can see why Angry finds you annoying :-)

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  16. The quality and quantity of your painting output is most imrpessive

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  17. Lovely looking unit! You need to blow gently on them..bit of flocking on one of thier hats..o´r is it cammo? :-D
    What size of wire are you using for flag poles?
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. I think it's a hair net!

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    2. Its actually his Elvis quiff, which has flopped!

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  18. I always enjoy your posts, Ray. The bios and quotes add tremendous atmosphere.

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  19. Well done again mate!

    You are really producing a lot of models these days!!!

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  20. I always look forward to these posts of yours Ray, and you never disappoint. I really like this.

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    1. Thanks for that Jonathan, I like to add some info if I can find it.

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  21. I like the front shot of the horses. Would've liked seeing them from the side, at least the ones with the tilted head. Looks like it would have been cool

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    1. I'll take some side shots next time.

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  22. Another good post. The figures are beautiful, and the flags stunning.

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  23. Another great unit Ray. You must be just about able to do these in your sleep now!?

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  24. Nice.. the two types of figures in the same unit works well.. gives them a campaign look...

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