Another unit of Jacobites for the Boyne period, although It's unclear if this regt fought in either of the 2 main action, the Boyne or Aughrim. The figures are once again from Essex minis and the flags were made by your truly. I found little info on the regt apart from the two snippets below.
Though the Plunketts were deeply involved in the uphevals of the 1640s and 1689-91, they survived with their lands intact. Lord Louth, a royalist supporter, was taken prisoner in 1642 and was outlawed for high treason, later forfeiting his lands under the Cromwellian land settlement. When Charles II returned to the throne in 1660, most of these lands were restored to Lord Louth and to his son, Matthew.
The accession of James II gave new life to Catholic aspirations in Ireland. Matthew Plunkett, the 7th Baron Louth, joined the Jacobite cause in 1689 and commanded an infantry regiment at the seige of Derry. He was outlawed and exiled, and died in September 1689. The 8th Baron Louth, Oliver Plunkett, was only 21 when he succeeded to the title in 1689. He joined the Jacobite forces and was outlawed, and was in Limerick at the surrender in 1691. He was pardoned under the Arcticles of Limerick. He was made secure in his estates and eventually managed to prove the reversal of his grandfather's outlawry for rebellion in 1641. In October 1695 Lord Louth took the oath of fidelity, but his refusal to take both the oath of royal supremacy over the church and a declaration against Catholic religious practices and beliefs, prevented him from sitting in the House of Lords.
"English Historical Documents 1660-1714, by Andrew Brown"
There happened no winter action of any note between the Catholics and Protestants troops on the frontier of Ulster, except two or three. On the 24th November Captain Christopher Plunkett of Lord Louth’s regt, was sent with his company of Grenadiers, by Major-General Boissleau from Dundalk to take Newry, an open town then garrisoned by few of Schomberg’s army. He marched in the night-time and by dawn of the day he made himself master thereof by the slaughter of a few enemies, and he was going to plunder the place, which was furnished with a good store of money, and had horses and black cattle, the captain received an order from the Major –General to retire immediately to his quarters. What reason there was for this order we have not been informed, otherwise than that the first design was only but to show the rebels that the King’s frontier garrison was watchful and bold.
a little box of chocolate goodness, which I'm afraid didn't last too long. Fran thought he had more chocs than me, but I'd already eaten two by the time the camera came out!!! Cheers Clint!!!!
Finally I've been working like a Trojan all night, cleaning up and gluing together bloody Gripping Beast bloody plastic Vikings, I wanted to make some command stands for my Vikings, so I've been drilling out hands for standards. All I can say is NEVER AGAIN!!!!! I've only made up 14 of the buggers and I've had enough, its taken me hours and I'm not a happy chappie, its lead all the way from now on. I knew had have a funny turn with them and I was right! Now I need a drink, shame its only tea, now where's that Irish git, its his turn to make the tea, I made the last one and...............