Saturday, 15 September 2012

RP No 88 NYW/Jacobite - King James, Tyrconnell & Lauzan


King James II
I've been busy painting up some Jacobite and Williamite command stands for the War in Ireland. I've mainly concentrated on the leaders present in the Old Bridge area of the Battle of the Boyne. Most of the figures are from Essex with a few from Donnington. They're all based up for Beneath the Lilly Banners, using the excellent circular bases from Warbases.

King James II
James II landed in Ireland in March 1689.The Irish Parliament did not follow the example of the English Parliament; it declared that James remained King and passed a massive bill of attainder against those who had rebelled against him. At James's urging, the Irish Parliament passed an Act for Liberty of Conscience that granted religious freedom to all Roman Catholics and Protestants in Ireland. James worked to build an army in Ireland, but was ultimately defeated at the Battle of the Boyne on 1 July 1690 when William arrived, personally leading an army to defeat James and reassert English control. James fled to France once more, departing from Kinsale, never to return to any of his former kingdoms. James died in exile in Saint-Germain in France in September 1701.
Earl of Tyrconnell

After the accession of James II in 1685, he was created Baron of Talbotstown, Viscount Baltinglass and Earl of Tyrconnell (2nd creation), and sent as commander in chief of the forces in Ireland. In this capacity and as Lord Deputy of Ireland (1687–88) he placed Catholics in positions of control in the state and the militia, which the Duke of Ormonde had previously organised. Consequently the entire Roman Catholic population sided with James II in the Glorious Revolution. Thus, in 1689, when James landed at Dublin with his French officers, Tyrconnell had an Irish army ready to assist him. His role in the Revolution was satirised in the contemporary folk song,Lillibullero. After James came to Ireland, he created him Duke of Tyrconnell and Marquess of Tyrconnell, titles recognised only by the Jacobites. After defeat in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, Tyrconnell went to France for aid. He returned to Ireland in 1691, but died of apoplexy just before the fall of Limerick.

duc de Lauzan


Antoine Nompar de Caumont, Marquis de Puyguilhem, duc de Lauzun (1632 – November 19, 1723)

In the late autumn of 1689 Lauzen was put in command of the expedition fitted out at Brest for service in Ireland, and he sailed in the following year. Lauzun was honest, a quality not too common in James II's officials in Ireland, but had no experience of the field, and he blindly followed Richard Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnel. After the battle of the Boyne they fled to Limerick, and thence to the west, leaving Patrick Sarsfield to show a brave front. In September they sailed for France, and on their arrival at Versailles Lauzun found that his failure had destroyed any prospect of a return of Louis XIV's favour.



46 comments:

  1. Looking good Ray, though I'm wondering if you're general knows where he is going, given there seems to be some discussion next to that road sign.

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    1. That's exactly the point, I wanted the King James to look a little confused.

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  2. Simply...perfect Ray, I love those stands! And in french, "le duc de Lauzun est mon préféré!".
    Very nice work...and the bases are impressive!

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  3. Superb yet again can't wait to see King Billy in all his glory :-)

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    1. King Billy's already been painted and posted, here...

      http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/recently-painted-no13-nyw-generals.html

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    2. And very handsome he is too but you really need a band wearing orange sashes with him :-)

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  4. Lovely Command base Diorama, Ray.

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  5. Very well done Ray, Both the figures and the history are just top-notch.

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    1. Cheers Anne, did you post by mistake, your latest tirade cannot be found?

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  6. Wonderful vignettes. Your collection is really nice!

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  7. Very nice command units, I like all the little bits of scenery added to them, the signpost in particular made me chuckle especially the guy pointing with the sword and then the other horse rearing up as in reaction.

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    1. Glad you like it, I wanted the base to look confused.

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  8. Love these, they've all goat a sense of immediacy and "scene".

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  9. Dukes, Kings not my thing.
    But your painting Ray....simply wonderful!
    T.

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  10. I prefer the firt one, nice painting, good looking. "Bravo !"

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  11. Great figures and great write up

    Ian

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  12. The same names keep cropping up in history, it was Lauzun's great nephew who commanded the Legion of the same name in the War of Independence... nice history...

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  13. Lovely command vignettes, Ray. I quite like Tyrconnell - Is the cruciform of one of the grave-markers an allusion to his Catholic sympathies? Well done.

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    1. You got it! I was going to put the grave stones on King James, but gave him the signpost instead, so it fell to Tyrconnell to have the cross.

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  14. Lovely figures Ray, and great (and clear!) history

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  15. That is a cracking bit of work Ray; very impressive.

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  16. These look like they were a load of fun to make!

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  17. Excellent work on those command bases

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  18. Lovely painted and arranged figures.
    Regards
    Bruno

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  19. nice one kid.impressive as always.
    john

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  20. Great job, Ray. I like the bases with the nicknacks of life lying around.

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  21. Beautiful work as always, Ray. The backdrop is very convincing too. Best, Dean

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  22. They look good Ray, I like all the base add ons adds so much more to the bases.

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    1. Yeh, they do add a little to make them more interesting??

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  23. Very nice Ray - liking the scenic items on the bases to make a mini-diorama

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  24. They are great, a good little display and command group painted to your normally high standard. Top Draw and it is good to see Séamus an Chaca

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  25. Charming diorama, well done.

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  26. Wonderfull command stands Ray! I really like them!

    No teasing by Fran? Strange! Is he sick?

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

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  27. Nice job and well done on the pictures, as well.

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  28. Love these command stands. The circular bases with all of the extras look splendid!

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