Saturday, 5 January 2013

RP No 111 NYW/Jacobite Gordon O'Neill's Foot


I'm finally getting close to finishing (who am I kidding?) my Jacobite army for the War in Ireland 1689-91. Today regt is that of Gordon O'Neil. Information on the unit is very sparse, but its one of the few Jacobite units where we know what the flags looked like and the colour of their uniform. Which is a pretty boring red coat lined red, at least it was a pretty easy paint. The figures were painted in December, before the painting Challenge, so can't be added to my tally....dammit!!
The figures are once again from Essex and the flags were made by moi!
O'Neil's fought at Aughrim and Limerick (1691). At Aughrim, the regt were in the thick of the fighting, in fact after the battle, Colonel Gordon O'Neill was found on the battlefield wounded, stripped and left for dead then rescued by maternal relatives, serving under the enemy Williamite General Ginkel,  .
After the war 409 rank and file men from the regiment elected to serve the French King, in the reorganizing of the Jacobite army O'Neill's as well as all the other regts were disbanded. O'Neill himself became the Colonel of the Charlemont regt of Foot.





64 comments:

  1. Nice looking unit there! Very striking.

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    1. A polite comment, what the hells going on????

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  3. Nice looking regiment Ray and nice figures as well. Hope you're enjoying the MickyD's breakfast that Fran bought for you!

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    1. Sneaking in the junk food. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

      Well, was it at least good?

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  4. I can churn out 40+ painted 15mm minis in two days, but I don't have the stamina to keep doing it for months at a time. Unlike you! Where are you placed in the Challenge? Good regt, btw.

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    1. Around 17th I think? But I've only put in 1 entry at the moment, I'll be putting in a small entry tomorrow if I remember my camera that is, like i was supposed to today!!

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  5. I've just noticed that uou have 666 followers. You devil!

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    1. He is indeed a Beast :)

      Nice regiment Ray. How many more to go for the War?

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    2. Just call me Johnny Diablo!
      To be honest....none, but I've got extra figures so i may as well paint them up!

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    3. Actually 666 is not the number of the beast. A medieval monk mis- transcribed it while copying the Bible. However it is a truely impressive number of followers.

      I would also like to say another impressive unit. Well done and keep up the very high standard.

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  6. Looking really good Ray. Excellent work on the flags.

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  7. Excellent painted unit as usual! Love those flags Ray!

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

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    1. This is one of my favourite flags I've made.

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  8. Great figs and interesting back story.

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  9. Nicely done! You do your own flags? Impressive.

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  10. Excellent work Ray, those standards are very nice

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  11. It is a very nice unit, Ray. A lot of red!!!

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  12. Red never fails when dressing for battle. Great looking unit and the red hand in the flag just sets it off. When you finish your Jacobite army, what will you do with yourself? ;-)

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  13. Very nice looking unit...and pictures!
    Phil.

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  14. Unless my memory is failing, you still need to do us a tutorial on how you do your flags - they continue to be terrific.

    I always figured the optimal dress was a red coat and brown trousers.

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  15. Another spanking looking unit Ray!

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  16. Great! I can smell the smoke from the handle of the brush you are using, Speedy!

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  17. Red is quite a striking colour though. Nice work Ray

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  18. These look great. I never tire of the redcoats myself

    Ian

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  19. Impressive as always Ray. Great work on those bases!

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  20. Excellent unit and congratulation on you 666 followers you must have closed a pact with the devil! You're cranking out units!

    Cheers

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  21. As follower 666 I only demand your soul - or more pictures of well painted units. Looking really good, Ray.

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    1. Well it'll have to be more pics I'm afraid!

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  22. Another wonderful looking unit Ray! Well done.

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  23. A very striking Red Ray! Well done and must give a warm fuzzy feeling to be close to finishing an army.

    Christopher

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  24. Once again a really good looking unit, Ray!
    Good work on the flags too and especially many thanks for the background information.

    Cheers
    Monty

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  25. Another great unit for your NYW, but will we eversee then en masse and in action ?

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  26. Very cool Ray, really like the flags also.

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  27. A nice addition to the force kind sir. I am curious what the next regiment will be like.

    Cheers Sander

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  28. Very nice Ray - I have a soft spot for redcoats!

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  29. Thats some collection of these you have Ray! and a nice bit of history to boot!!

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  30. You're probably going to hate this because it may be easier to do, but, my favorite part is the flag - I always love how much it stands out. Great job, Ray!!

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    1. It's one of my favourite flags I've made this one Elsie.

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  31. Looking lovely.

    Do not worry... No one ever finishes a project like that!

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  32. I bet even an easy paint would be difficult for me

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