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by Mark P.
Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: royal artillery
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

The gun carriages are also shown as grey in the Morier painting of the Royal Artillery in the Low Countries in 1748 although the artillery kettle drum carriage is painted red.

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by Mark P.
Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th ladies posh frocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

This seems like a question for 'tailordrews'.
A cross post in the costume section may get further useful responses.

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by Mark P.
Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: My Timelines
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

My Timelines

I vaguely remember some discussion about this before, but I have made up my own alternative Era Specific Timelines to avoid things like splitting the Napoleonic and Boer Wars into two seperate era's. Is anyone else tempted to mess around with the boundaries of history a grab a few extras decades for...
by Mark P.
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Siege of Gdansk 1807 - trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

An excellent video.
You should post the video in the 1810-1900 section as well.
I'm sure they would like it.
by Mark P.
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 10947

I cobbled this together which I think also fits the description of stuart arms on a white backgruond though obviuosly it is purely speculative.

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by Mark P.
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 10947

The source for this colour is a written list describing the jacobite colours taken at Culloden. viz 'On a staff a white silk colours with the Stewarts Arms God Save King ' The attribution to a particular Jacobite Regiment appears to be modern educated interpretation. I'm not sure a definative answer...
by Mark P.
Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 10947

In Stuart Reid's two part article on The Jacobites at Culloden (Military Illustrated No 36 & 38 1991) the colour shown above by Tod is loosely identified as belonging to Lord Kilmarnocks Foot Guards. By the time we get to Osprey Warrior Highland Clansman (1997) the attribution is changed to 'probabl...
by Mark P.
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 10947

"Or, fesse checky azure and argent"

This also appears on the arms of John Stuart Earl of Bute.

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by Mark P.
Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 10947

If i remember correctly you should not have metal on metal or colour on colour in heraldry.
The metals are gold = yellow and silver = white.
The only exception is I think the pope who gets a yellow and white flag.

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by Mark P.
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby December 3rd
Replies: 13
Views: 3730

The only active UK redcoat groups for the '45 that I'm aware of are:

Pulteneys 13th Foot.
Flemmings 36th Foot.
Cobhams 10th Dragoons.
and the Watch.

if anyone knows of anymore i'd be interested too.
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby December 3rd
Replies: 13
Views: 3730

Pulteneys should have half a dozen redcoats, possibly a couple more.
Beyond that its anybodys guess? This year will be the first time I've attended for a while so I don't know what the average turnout is or numbers for any other groups who may also be going.
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby December 3rd
Replies: 13
Views: 3730

For Spectators: Derby Sat 3rd Dec. Skirmish at Swarkestone Bridge at Crewe and Harpur pub, commences at 1pm. Derby Sunday 4th Dec. Skirmish on Cathedral Green Derby town centre. Derby market place for drill at 11am. Battle on the Cathedral Green about 12.15 pm. I'm not a member of CESS so this may n...
by Mark P.
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: My Top Three Books for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

The Middle Way

Actually there is another way, you could choose to be a lobster and wear a petticote
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: My Top Three Books for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

My Top Three Books for beginners

My top three books for anyone interested in the Lace Wars & Jacobite Rebellion Period. Easy to get hold of, not too expensive and detailed without being boring. Your journey into the Age of Reason could do a lot worse than starting here. Military Like Hungrey Wolves. Stuart Reid Detailed but readabl...
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Diced socks - Scots in the NA maybe?
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Still wool but closer to home

http://houseoflabhran.net/home.html


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by Mark P.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Diced socks - Scots in the NA maybe?
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

diced hose

Found this on the web. Not necessarily perfect but cheap!

http://www.jhiggins.net/catalog/hose_diced.html

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by Mark P.
Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Tents Jacobite Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Wim, I have sent the pages by e-mail.
I hope I have the correct address from your website!
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by Mark P.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Tents Jacobite Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

jacobite tents

A couple of pics of Jacobites camped at Edinburgh. Shortly after on the march south the inhabitants of Lockerby stole 30 cart loads of tents from the Jacobites and carried them off. The Jacobites probably spent the remainder of the campaign sleeping in ditches (and eating mud). Camp at Holyrood from...