Tuesday, 22 January 2013

RP No 114 Jacobite MacGillicuddy's foot regt



The twelfth and  last of my Irish Jacobite foot regiments (for now, he says??) For the Battle of the Boyne and for Aughrim. I wasn't quite sure what regt to paint up for my last foot regt, so I made up several different flags for different regiments but finally chose MacGillicuddy's foot, for no particular reason other than the great sounding name. I've not seen any other wargamer paint this unit up, so thought it would be a good addition the my army.
As per usual trying to find any info on the unit proved very difficult, but their Commander Denis MacGillicuddy was killed during  the Battle of Aughrim in 1691.

MacGillicuddy's were entered into the Analouge Painting Challange and earned me 40 points, I'm currently in  10th place, although my highest position so far was 7th. There are still 56 days to go in the Challenge but I'm gonna struggle making the top 10 let alone the planned top 5. Oh well?







64 comments:

  1. Great job, you seem to be producing a lot, that's probably the comp pushing you?

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  2. Nice looking stands Ray, bit of a odd ball outfit by the looks of the outfits.

    Well done.

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  3. Another good-looking unit with nicely bright colors.

    Keep it going for that competition, Ray!

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  4. Cool unit. I'm looking forward to a battle report at the end of the competition.

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  5. Nice work Ray. Im sure you will be firing up the leader board soon.

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  6. I wish I could believe you, but I remember last year you snake in the grass ;-)

    Looking forward to you using those spare flags

    Ian

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    1. Who me? I can't think what you mean???

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  7. Lovely unit as always, even if you have sneaked ahead to a point where I won't catch you in the Challenge :)

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  8. Your dedication is commendable. I wish I had your focus.

    Nice stuff as usual!

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  9. Well done, sir! Now, can you say MacGillicuddy's five times fast?

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  10. "The governor of Cork was colonel Macgillicuddy, who had four thousand men for garrison. He held out to the twenty-eighth of September, at which time he was forced to yield the town and the garrison to be prisoners of war, for want of powder, which the enemy knew the day before—a strange neglect in business of highest consequence, and an usual defect in the management of this war, as I have often mentioned." "When the fleet [carrying prisoners from the siege of Cork] arrived in England, the prisoners of the chiefest consideration were put into the tower of London; as the earl of Clancarty, the earl of Tyrone, who died therein, the lord baron of Cahir, and colonel Macgillicuddy, governor of Cork." from "A Jacobite narrative of the war in Ireland" author unknown and quoted here http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/E703001-001.html

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  11. Got kind of interested - also found this....

    "In 1687 Colonel MacGillicuddy, called Denis, was Sheriff of the county Kerry, and got estates under an assumed name.

    In 1689 Col. Roger MacElligott and his cousin Col. Cornelius MacGillicuddy, of the Reeks (who was Governor of Kinsale), were both in Parliament as Members for Ardfert. Two MacGillicuddys, one of whom was an Ensign, and the other a Lieutenant, were both in Lord Kenmare's Regiment.

    In 1690 Col. MacGillicuddy war Governor of Cork when it was taken by the future Duke of Marlborough.

    In 1697 Col. Roger MacElligott was released from the Tower of London, after four years' incarceration therein. He then joined the Irish Brigade in France, as Colonel, with three of the MacGillicuddys."

    ...from http://www.libraryireland.com/Pedigrees1/MacElligottHeber.php

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    1. Blimey you did do well, I couldn't find anything online!! Thanks for looking and passing it on.

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  12. Is an army ever really finished? Nice work on the unit.

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    1. I don't really think they ever are Sean.

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  13. Very nice indeed Ray. Another fine regiment for the collection!

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  14. Lovely Ray. Well done. Now put the damn Battleaxe Painting service banner up at the end of the post! :D

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  15. They just keep coming,
    great stuff Ray.

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  16. Grey and red, you are the master of the "grey and red"...Very, very nice Ray!
    Phil.

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    1. I do seem to have a few regts with that colour scheme!

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  17. That's another fine looking unit Ray!

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

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  18. Ray, time to take an "army" photo.

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    1. Yeh, I'll have to do another one soon, me thinks!!

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  19. very nice work... you must have thousonds of these little fellas.

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  20. Mc Goodygoody? Strange name ;)
    very nice unit. I really like the balance between the grey and the red.
    Oh, btw, do you remember which rules you used when you played your Crimean war scenario?

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    1. The rules were Posties version of General de Brigade, the same set as we use for our Napoleonic games.

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  21. Another great looking Unit Ray, Can we get an army pic?

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    1. Yes, I will do another army pic soon, not sure I'll be able to get them all in though???

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  22. Another from the never ending production line and of usual high quality

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  23. Very nice regt there Ray and again I love the flags

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  24. Splendidly done! You are gathering a fine looking host there Ray.

    Best wishes,

    Jason

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  25. Christ Ray, when are you going to learn to spell 'Analogue'? ;P

    Again, lovely regiment, me lad.

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    1. I think its more interesting my way Curt, perhaps you need to change it?

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    2. That argument may have worked with your teachers at school but not me 'Mr Rooossell'.

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  26. Very nice looking unit, Ray. You have a fantastic collection!

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  27. The red really stands out. Great job, Ray.

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  28. A very smart unit, well done. I'll support your sand bagging comment; yes, I agree, you'll never be higher than tenth during this year's competition.
    Good luck!

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  29. To steal a line, every girls crazy 'bout a sharp dressed Jacobite! Lovely Ray, and impressive that you've hit 12 regiment mark. Group photos!

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  30. They look very good Ray! I'll be lucky if I make it into the top 20 let alone top 10!

    Christopher

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