Friday, 30 November 2012

RP No 107 NYW - Nassau Saarbruken Dutch Foot


Well back to my normal non Ebay stuff for a while, I've bored you all enough already!
So its back to the Nine Years War, Regt Nassau Saarbruken-Ottweiler, were raised on 22nd December 1664, they were maintained by the province of Zeeland and were under the command of Walrad, Cout of Nassau-Saarbruken from the 1st December 1680 until 6th Auigust 1701, when Reinier van der Beke became their Colonel.
The regt fought at the Battle of the Boyne in between the Dutch regt Brandenburg and the English regt Hanmar's.
A per usual with this period there's some conjecture on their uniform, some gamers have painted the unit up in grey coats cuffed red, but I've gone for grey, cuffed blue. In the London Gazette of 16th May 1689, a deserter from the regt was described as dressed in a grey coat lined in blue. So the London Gazette gets it!!
There is no available info on their flag, so I made one up, I kept the flag blue and added the coat of arms for Nassau-Saarbruken and also added the coat of arms for Zeeland in the top corner of the flag, which is a common feature in Dutch flags from the period.

And the Donkey's back too!







54 comments:

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    1. Thanks Chef and welcome to blogland!

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  2. Great colors and unit, Ray. I especially like your work on the Grenadiers helmets.

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  3. Smart work, those banners are very regal! :-)

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  4. Another nice looking unit!
    Looks like their comrades didn't eat that horse, eh?
    :-)

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  5. More nice looking figs Ray :)

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  6. Great work there Ray and it is good to see donkey back.

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    1. Yeh, ol' Fran has seen better days, but they've not ate him yet!

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  7. Those flags are really lovely Ray. Long live the donkey!!

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  8. Great work Ray! Good to see the donkey is still kickin'.

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  9. Two of the best flags you've ever painted in my opinion! Love the figures too, beautiful colours...
    Phil

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  10. NIcely painted unit. And nice to see the donkey has survived this long.

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    1. He's still kicking about the poor little devil!

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  11. Great work Ray. The grey and the blue look very smart.

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  12. These guys are cool! I just like a sweet 'stache

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  13. More wonderfully characterful creations Ray; lovely job Sir.

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  14. You certainly do your research Ray. The Grenadiers on the end finish the unit off very nicely.

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  15. Boobs-----Those look really great------boobs-------and really nice------boobs------flags too------boobs :-)

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  16. Excellent painted unit again Ray! And that are some awesome flags!

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

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  17. lovely..but those flags really are bloody lovely!!
    Cheers
    paul

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  18. Great painting and always good to see some livestock in the photo :-)

    Jason.

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  19. A great work, Ray; another fantastic unit.

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  20. Lovely unit Ray, probably very late here but a nice clean new look & feel for the blog too!

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  21. You made up the flag? Great job, Ray. Does the donkey have a name yet?

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  22. Excellent Ray. This is one regt I have been long overdue taking on myself, the delay being the flags! I like your take on it.

    G

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  23. Great looking models, as always. Handsome donkey in the background as well. :)

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  24. One of the strange things I've never really understood. I used to live in Saarbruecken for quite a while, yet it's so not close wither to Nassau nor Holland!

    Anyway, I like the unit very much, looking forward for more.

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  25. Great painting:-) I've also listed your Blog for a Liebster award as your Blog is in my Top five fav's. Good luck :-)

    Jason.

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