Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bloody Aughrim July 12, 1691 - refought by the LoA Part 11 The Butcher's bill: Jacobite Army

Editior: This was scheduled for last week, but somehow didn't post - I have been out of it for a few weeks and didn't notice! My apologies...

The grim statistics from the re-fight are quite revealing. Bare in mind that in the BLB system of casualties a unit loses are not meant to represent simply men killed in action but men wounded, deserters and a reduction in overall unit fighting effectiveness. In the extreme, a unit 'wiped out' i.e. with 100% model losses is not necessarily annihilated but rather its combat effectiveness is reduced to zero through a combination of the above.

Gormanston's go down!
Reading the statistics in that light contextualises the action and makes some sense of the overall battle. In addition for the 'nerdy statistically obsessed' out there (and I include myself in that number) I have, where known, added some detail about the final position or status of units.

The Jacobite Army

From the Army's left wing:

Garrison of Aughrim Castle (Under Walter Bourke) : Casualties zero. Engaged with enemy Horse attempting to force the Causeway.

Garrison of Aughrim Village: Casualties zero. Did not engage.

Earl of Tyrconnel's Regiment of Horse: Casualties  66% . Routed from the field
Earl of Abercorn's Regiment of Horse: Casualties 66%. Retired beyond Aughrim to regroup.
Lord Galmoy's Regiment of Horse: Casualties 91%. Retired from the field.
Colonel Purcell's Regiment of Horse: Casualties 50%. Routed from the field.
Lord Kilmallock's Regiment of Horse: Casualties 75%. Retired from the field.

1st Battalion King's Regiment of Foot Guards: Casualties 66%. Retreated from the field.
2nd Battalion King's Regiment of Foot Guards: Casualties 66%. Holding position south of Aughrim.
Lord Gormanston's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 100 %. Destroyed by Langston's Horse.
Colonel Bagnall's Regiment of Foot: Casualties zero. Routed from the field.
Edward Nugent's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 33%. Upon Kilcommodan Hill.
Butler's Fuzileers: Casualties 58%. Upon Kilcommodan Hill
Lord Creagh's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 66%. Routed in the final charge of the battle.
John O'Connell's Regiment of Foot: Casualties11%. Upon Kilcommodan Hill
Colonel Grace's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 5%. Holding position south of Aughrim.
Colonel McMahon's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 5%. Holding position south of Aughrim.
Lord Bellew's Regoment of Foot: Casualties zero. Rallied and holding position on Kilcommodan Hill.
Lord Louth's Regiment of Foot: Casualties zero. Upon Kilcommodan Hill.
Colonel De Boiselleau's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 11%. Upon Kilcommodan Hill
The Earl of Antrim's Regiment of Foot: Casualties zero. Upon Kilcommodan Hill
Earl of Clanrickarde's Regiment of Foot: Casualties zero. Upon Kilcommodan Hill.
1st Battalion Henry Dillon's Regiment of Foot: Casualties zero. Upon Kilcommodan Hill
1st Battalion Dennis McKellicut's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 33%. Retreated from the field.
2nd Battalion Dennis McKellicut's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 5%. Fled the field.
Cuconnacht MacGuire's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 15%. Upon Kilcommodan Hill.
Colonel Edward Butler's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 61 %. Routed from the field.
Ulick de Burgh's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 61 %. Near the Bloody Hollow.
2nd Battalion Henry Dillon's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 100 %.Wiped out by Dutch Horse
Sir Maurice Eustace's Regiment of Foot: Casualties zero. Defending Attibrassil bridge.
Lord Grand Prior's Regiment of Foot: Casualties 33%. Near Attibrassil.

The final attack!
Sir Edward Prendergast's Regiment of Horse: Casualties 83%. Routed from the field.
Daniel O'Brien's Regiment of Horse: Casualties 64%. Routed from the field.

The Kings Life Guard of Horse: Casualties 54%. breaking through the enemy centre near Urraghry Hill
Simon Lutterell's Regiment of Horse: Casualties zero. Fled the field in ignominious circumstances!

Lord Dongan's Dragoons: Casualties 66%. Routed from the field.
Colonel Maxwell's Dragoons: Casualties 50%. Routed from the field.
Colonel Lutterell's Dragoons: Casualties 66%. Routed from the field.




1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to reading the Williamite casualty list or perhaps it would be easier to just record what they had left? 8-))

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