Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Blenheim Project - Palmes' Brigade of Horse

Ray King - Here are the first of the horse and dragoon regiments...

Brigadier General Palmes
Painted by Paul Armer

Cadogan's Regiment of Horse
Major Commanding Robert Napier
Raised in 1685 and in 1751 renamed the 5th Dragoon Guards.
The 1704 campaign establishment was 14 officers & 135 men (1 Squadron)
Painted by Paul Armer

Wyndham's Regiment of Horse
Lt.Colonel Commanding Francis Palmes.
Raised in 1685 and in 1751 renamed the 6th Dragoon Guards "The Carabiniers".
The 1704 campaign establishment was 25 officers & 286 men (2 Squadrons)
Painted by Paul Armer

Schomberg's Regiment of Horse
Lt.Colonel Commanding Charles de Sybourg.
Raised in 1688 and in 1751 renamed the 7th Dragoon Guards.
The 1704 campaign establishment was 24 officers & 246 men (2 Squadrons)
Painted by Paul Armer

Schomberg's Horse were at the Boyne in 1690, but these were under the English establishment and commanded by the Dukes youngest son Count Meinhard Schomberg who would go on to become the 3rd Duke of Schomberg. He was also in command of William's flank march to Rosnaree.

You can find more about the Blenheim project on the Fighting Talk Forum. For a quick way to see all of Ray's collection, type 'Blenheim' in the search bar at the top of the page!


6 comments:

  1. Ray,
    Awesome looking brigade! Your painter does an excellent job - blows me away on those pistol covers.

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  2. The painting here is the best I've seen. Truly epic miniatures. Well done.

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  3. Clarance, the heading should have read "Palmes Brigade of Horse", "Woods Brigade of Horse" consisted of Wood's own regiment of 2 squadrons & Lumley's Horse of 3 squadrons.
    Thank you for the comments Guy's.

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    1. My apologies, Ray! It's fixed and Wood's Brigade will post this Saturday...

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