|A portion of my Williamite collection|
Garde te Voet (2 battalions)
Wolseley's Horse (2 squadrons)
De la Meloniere
Schomberg's Horse (2 squadrons)
Garden til Fods
Donop's Horse (1 squadron)
Juel's Horse (1 squadron)
Schested's Horse (1 squadron)
2 battalion guns
2 field guns
|A Dutch brigade deploys near a farm somewhere in the embattled Irish countryside.|
A few notes:
The number of squadrons for horse is Beneath the Lily Banner units, not historical organization. Those units listed as one squadron end up with 4-8 models (which will be 6 on the game table) when historical strengths are rendered at 1:35. Those with 9 models or more were granted two squadron status.
The ideal number of battalion guns for Beneath the Lily Banners is no more than one per brigade. Most of my games will be played on a 4x6' or 4x8' table so two per side is probably enough. My crews are painted fairly generically so I can use the battalion guns for either side and assign guns as needed for the scenario.
Some of the units will work for either side with a quick flag swap (see here) - one of the beauties of the period!
I'd like to go back and paint the rest of the Danish brigade, add some of the second line Dutch and English infantry, and some more horse for Williams crossing, but I also want to get in some games so I thought I should paint some Jacobites first!
|The real reason King William III was asked to come to England!|
sorry... I just couldn't help myself... he was sitting on the shelf next to the table where I was shooting pics...
Next week we'll take a look at my plans for the Jacobite infantry.