Monday, 22 October 2012

RP No 95 NYW - Dutch Brandenburg foot




The regiment was raised in 1673 by Ahasverus von Lehndorff, a nobleman from eastern Prussia, for Dutch service. They were probably composed of mainly of Poles. In 1676, Lehndorff quit Dutch service, William’s cousin, the son of the Elector of Brandenburg.  Prinz Albrecht Friedrich von Brandenburg,  was then given command of the unit, although he never commanded them in the field during the NYW as he was only a year old when he became their Colonel!! In the field they were led by Count Ernst Wladislaus von Donhoff.
Regt Brandenburg along with regts Nassau – Saarbruken and Carlson/Groben/Auer were placed onto the English Establishment on the 1 January 1689 until 31 December 1697, when they were returned to Dutch service.
At The Boyne the regt were part of the Duke of Schomburg’s 2nd brigade along with their fellow Dutch regt Nassau – Saarbruken and the English regt Hanmar’s.
The figures as per usual are from Essex, the bases are from Warbases and for a change the flag is not mine, it’s from Flags of War.







49 comments:

  1. The unit looks good, I think the flags really do the trick here.

    Wonder what the lonesome horse in the background thinks about them trampling around on its meadow.
    :-)

    Cheers,
    Thomas

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He doesn't mind, although they will be eating him for dinner later on!

      Delete
  2. A good looking bunch of dutch. Fantastic flags as well Ray.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Super once again and those flags really make this unit stand out

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excellent work, Ray. I really like the flags.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great looking set, Ray. I love the flags, the colors and detail are amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great colors on those figures. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yet another great addition to the project Ray! I simple love your little history lessons as well!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great looking regiment mate. Nice banners as always. As already said nice bit of history to fill a few of my brain cells too

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice looking unit as well as a nice history lesson Ray!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I always like your flags Ray, but these ones are especially nice.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The enamelled-looking mitres are a deft touch too,I might add.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Another marvelous looking unit, Ray. As always, the historical background makes it even more rewarding. Best, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wonderful colors, figs...and flags, of course!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very nice looking, i love it !

    ReplyDelete
  15. A Prussian under Dutch banners with the help of some Poles....hmmm that's what I cal European history during the 17th century! :)
    Excellent work. Their expressions (especially of the commanding figure) is really sth to look in awe! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice looking regiment, Ray. I really like the blue colored uniforms.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great looking regiment Ray.

    ReplyDelete
  18. After a hard weekend of scalping colonists your already back to painting! I'm impressed. Very nice looking unit Ray.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Fantastic unit as always Ray.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pretty shocked the flag wasn't yours!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Grumble moan, Grumble grumble... even in a bad mood I have to admit they look FAB! Grumble grumble grumble...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful, great looking unit... might have to invest in some of these Essex minis

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are nice figures and so easy to paint!

      Delete
  23. A fantastic painting work, Ray. And your pieces of History are very good. Thank you a lot!

    By the way, have you information about the Swiss Regiments in French service?

    ...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Take a look at this site Juan, right at the bottom of the link is some info on the French Swiss.
      http://www.spanishsuccession.nl/armies/french_infantry_regiments.html

      Delete
  24. I like the shade of blue on these guys Ray. And am I to understand that you didn't make these flags.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Terrific work Ray. I'm pretty sure my Danish musketeers can handle them easily. 28mm musketeers simply have a longer range and can easily see over any cover your puny 15mm musketeers can take.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Another excellent unit for your collection, Ray! Nothing beats Poles for Dutch service (wtf?!).

    ReplyDelete