Jens Maltesen Sehested was born in Stravanger in 1649. He was the Colonel of one of the three Danish Horse units present at the battle of the Boyne and led them later in Flanders. A report of the commanding General in Norway in approx 1710 describes him as " a harmless old fellow who can, when necessary take charge of a squadron, but no more" Nevertheless he served with distinction against the Swedes in 1716. He died with the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1730.
An Allied camp roster from July 1696 shows the Danish Cavalry regt von See (earlier Sehested's) shows the coat and facing colour of unit white lined blue. I decided on a light grey coat lined blue. The flags were inspired by Clarence and Barry's Warfare flags. There has been a lot of chat on the League of Augsberg forum as to if the Danish Horse wore a breastplate. Its been agreed by the experts that they most probably did. I've used Cuirassier's as the command for these units, while the men are just the normal Essex figures.
At the recent re-enactment of the Boyne, they didn't make it into contact, stopping in the middle ofthe river unable or was it unwilling to cross????