Wednesday, 3 April 2013

RP No 128 NYW - St John's Londonderry Foot & a small problem



This is yet another regt that there's hardly any information on, but I have found that they were originally raised  in 1689 by Colonel Henry Baker the Governor of Londonderry. On 17th June, Baker died of a fever, then on the 4th October that year the Colonelcy was passed over to Col Thomas St John. They fought at Dromore, during the retreat to Londonderry, the Boyne and Aughrim. They were disbanded at the end of hostilities, in 1698. But I do believe they transferred to the continent and may have fought in some of engagements there.
The figures are from Essex while the flags are by me!

Now the problem......I made a boo boo!!
Back in November, I posted RP 100  St John's foot, it must have been late because in fact, it wasn't St John's regt that I painted, it was actually Lord George Hamilton's Enniskillin regt of foot! Damn it!!! So I've re-written the post, if you feel the need to take a trip back in time click here!










46 comments:

  1. Nice job!
    You made a mistake? The horror...

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    1. I know, I was thinking the same thing. Ray made a mistake. Say it isn't so. Say it isn't so.

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    2. I know? Its hard to believe isn't it???

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  2. Nice work Ray, would it be wise to point out the Standard sans shield should be a white background :)

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    1. I agree but he's pig headed as well!

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    2. There no cure for that Fran.

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    3. Nobody knows what flag this regiment actually had, unfortunately like most regts from the period, the info has been lost. I just chose the pink for both as it looks very different from the other flags I've made.

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  3. Another very nice unit. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  4. why to they have pink flags?

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    1. one was pink the other white certainly adds some colour

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    2. I just fancied a bit of pink??? Don't we all???

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    3. Looks good with the dour grey coats too - great use of figures and basing too.

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    4. I like the colour, just thought maybe there's a historical info behind it :)

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  5. These are very nice Ray and I like the pink background on the flags.

    Do you have no shame man! Doubling your pageviews by making a "mistake", tsk, tsk, tsk.

    And Francis told me you are giving off about the figures I sent you and he said he's laughing at you. Now I feel really bad and guilty. I think I may cry....

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    1. He's a lying shit Anne, take no notice of him.

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  6. Long live to the "St John's Londonderry Foot Regt", even if you made a mistake...looking great, very nice colours!
    Phil.

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  7. Aww well we all make errors. Still look great Ray.

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  8. Lovely looking boys there Ray and credit for spotting your mistake!

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  9. Another wonderful unit. Very nice!

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  10. Very nice looking regiment!
    You can't beat a bit of pink

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    1. Nope, you don't often get to use pink in wargaming??

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  11. Oh wow, that really is a boo-boo. Good thing you found and fixed it!

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  12. I love the flags you've made for these stylish warriors. You have a knack for creating something out of thin air!

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  13. Well done Ray I see your back to your lace and muskets.

    Christopher

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  14. Another good post. I like the added info as well as pictures of unit with flags.

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  15. Well done Sir. I would not sweat the boo boo Ray, I have seen worse at sea.

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  16. Looking realy good Ray!!!

    Best regards Michael

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  17. When I saw the part in the post about making a boo boo, I thought it was in relation to the pink banners ;) It combined with the off grey/beige outfits, gives them a pink hue in the photos.. great work all the same, but was thinking "Pink battle dress? Really? Hmmm will have to research that one and the reasons behind it!" :)

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    1. No real reason, perhaps my mrs washed the flags, they were red once???

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  18. Great work Ray and don't worry about the earlier mistake - we forgive you :)

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  19. Another great looking unit Ray. Flags look great too and will be easy to spot on the table, I just hope that the pink colour doesn't attract too much attention from the enemy!!

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    1. They should distract the enemy, hope they don't attract them as they probably have a Raw morale rating in BLB2.

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  20. Pink flags! I love it. Nice looking unit!

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  21. You are just a painting machine!

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  22. Geez...I thought I was pretty anal retentive! You re-wrote the post?? I am going to have to hold myself to higher standards from now on! And you done good!

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  23. Another fine job, Ray. I love the pinkish color on the flag. I'm impressed you caught your mistake and redid your post to correct it.

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