Tuesday, 30 April 2013

RP No 133 NYW Danish - von Donop's Horse


The first of my three regts of Danish Horse for the Battle of the Boyne. Von Donop's Horse were formed from drafts taken from regular Danish regiments of horse. According to the army estimates for the year 1691, each of the three regiments was composed of 6 troops with 270 men in total. 
Moritz Melchior von Donop was the son of a landed gentleman in Westphalia. He became a page of Queen Sophia Amelia of Denmark, Christian V's mother, in 1666 and later entered the Danish army. He came to Ireland as Colonel commanding the 2nd regt of Cavalry and was killed in the trenches during the second siege of Limerick on 26th August 1691. I believe that the regt was then placed under the command of the Prince of Wuttemburg.





54 comments:

  1. Hola
    Muy agradables para la vista
    Un Saludo

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  2. Another good-looking unit, Ray!

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  3. Over the last year, you have inspired me with your figures and I will be starting my WSS figures after broadside. Please keep inspiring with top notch work. Cheers Mate.

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  4. All I can think of is bacon, good work though!

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  5. Nice, very nice Ray!! Prince of Wuttemburg can be proud...
    Phil.

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  6. Nice job! So does that mean 270 figures for you to paint total?

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    1. Good god no! That's what the figures in the post represent.

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  7. Lovely work Ray, and interesting post, i had no idea the Danes fought at the Boyne.

    Dave.

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    1. If I remember correctly there were 2 Horse units and 8? Danish infantry regts at the Boyne.

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  8. Very good painting Ray !!!

    You have painte quite some Danish regiments/units, isn´t it time for some Swedish ones soon;)

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    1. There were a few Swedish regst loaned to the Dutch army during the war, maybe one day I'll get some painted??

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  9. those are powerful Danes, Ray!

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  10. Very nice work again Ray. The socks and those blazes really stand out on your horses. Top notch!

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  11. Wow, Ray you keep pumping out these types of units,you must have a massive army by now, great stuff.

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    1. Like my belly, it is rather large!!!

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  12. Right up among some of the best stuff you've done Ray, I really like these.

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  13. Great looking unit !
    Where did you find the details about it's colonel ?

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    1. At the link below, its got some great info about the Danes.

      http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/danish%20force%20at%20limk,%201690.pdf

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  14. Another fine looking cavalry unit - the red facings really match the grey coats. Best, Dean

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  15. Cracking looking cavalry units Ray. I do like seeing mass cavalry at this sort of scale on the tabletop.

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  16. I kinda want their uniform

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  17. Super skills displayed here while dodging... from...!!

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  18. Very nice troops Ray!

    Regards
    Bruno

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  19. Very nice unit, again, Ray. Thank you for the piece of History too.

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  20. Great work, Ray. What is the Danish word for "Charge"?

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  21. Yet more Nine Years War goodness and a Boyne unit to boot, usual excellent paint job

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  22. I can hear their hooves pounding across the field.

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  23. Great job! I always love reading the unit history, too.

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  24. As always, I love the banners. I wonder, do you sell them?

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    1. No, but I should do, so I've been told.

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  25. Great painting and great bit of history - well done Ray!

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  26. Lovely stuff Ray - how many units do you now have in this era, is it really 133!?!

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    1. LOL! Good god no!! Nowhere near that many. I'll have to have a count up.

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  27. This is very nice!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  28. You have been busy Ray.
    Super stuff again

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