Monday, 25 March 2013

RP No 127 NYW - Col John Mitchelbourne's Foot




Mitchelbourne's foot was originally raised in approx 1688-89 as Viscount Massereene's regt of foot as a regt of Ulster protestant volunteers, they were commanded by the Viscount's son and heir the most excellently named Clotworthy Skeffington. Then later in 1689 they were sent to garrison Derry and were merged into a newly-formed garrison regiment under the command of Colonel John Mitchelbourne.

John Mitchelbourne served at Tangier under Percy Kirke, 1680-83, he was commissioned as major by Prince of Orange, 5 Feb. 1689 and  was involved in Carrickfergus landing of William III, he commanded Skeffington’s foot at Cladyford and in the City of Londonderry. He was made the deputy-governor by of Londonderry by Henry Baker, on the 17th June 1689 and  acted as military governor throughout the siege, becoming governor with George Walker at Baker’s death, and sole governor after the relief of Derry in 1689. He also apparently refused a bribe of £10,000 from the Jacobite leaders to join their fight. His regt fought at the Boyne and at the siege of Sligo in 1691.

These troops were entered into Curt's Challenge back in the beginning of March with some other Nine Years War figures and earned me a combined 126 points. The flags and uniform are both pure conjecture, but I'm quite pleased with them!












37 comments:

  1. Glad they got you some points! Like the guys with the spears.

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  2. Another nice looking unit Ray.

    Steve

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  3. Great work again Ray, the flags are very nice

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  4. These look great, what will you do once you have these all finished?

    Ian

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    1. Probably crack on with the Flodden figures.

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  5. Great painting and photography! Really nice background.

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  6. Great painted unit! Well done.
    Regards
    Bruno

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  7. Great painting as always. This is inspiring and timely for me too - I'm just about to start on some SYW figs and wondered if I should use the stain after initial painting. As yours have been stained and look wonderful, I will likely go that route too. Best, Dean

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    1. Good luck with them Dean, I'm sure they'll be up to your usual excellent standard!!

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  8. Nice work, while the uniform color isn't very spectacular the flags sure do look great.

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    1. I like the muted colours on these uniforms. Not everything was in blue or red in every war.

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  9. Nice looking unit and I quite like grey uniforms for some reason.

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  10. Excellent job Ray and as always your flags really shine!

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  11. They look the real deal Ray, well done.

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  12. Nice work! I like the flags.

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  13. Ray,
    Awesome as always! I see you used an off light grey/white? The flags look awesome too...hint hint

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  14. This is exactly the kind of thing I have come to expect and admire from you. Well painted units ready for the tabletop. Top Notch sir. I hope my WSS figures come out as good as this. Hope to start them at the end of the week.!!!

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    1. I'll look forward to seeing them Clint.

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  15. Great work and a good history lesson.

    Thanks Ray!

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  16. Great minis, Ray! I do like the historical context with the figures.
    As an aside, the regiment featured in the movie" Last of the Mohicans" was not the shown Royal Americans but was instead a regiment founded in the WSS. They had red coats with ORANGE facings( can't remember the regiments name). Mr Mann liked the reenactors Royal American uniforms more and changed it.
    The background of the regiments serving in the French and Indian War have almost lead me several times into the WSS gaming....that and all the colorful uniforms and flags! ;)

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    1. I think the orange faced unit was the 35th?

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  17. Gorgeous Ray! I also appreciate the historical context as well. Can I just say as well that it's nice to see you've finally been able to get a photograph that does the miniatures justice. We can thank the recent sunny weather down in Kent for helping out, I expect?

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    1. Cheers Brian! Actually the pics were taken at night with a lamp, I'm as surprised as you at how clear and bright the pics are??

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  18. So... only one foot, eh?

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  19. I love both flags, especially the flag on the left. Well done!

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  20. Another lovely unit, Ray! The flags and the miters do pop. One day, I'd love to see your sprawling army in an AAR.

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  21. Another very good looking unit Ray, but I'm still finding it difficult to beiev they're 15mm.

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  22. that sure is a mighty army, Ray, and also some interesting historical info!

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  23. nice unit again,cheers
    john

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