donderdag 31 augustus 2017

Period flags

From the Boxel Manual. also a short description of Regiment Flags, like the one of the (Scottish) Colonel Kirckpatrick: Yellow and Blue, divided in four. It was also possible that "Figures" were placed on the flag, like yellow (pikes or pikemen), green musqueteers or red horsemen.

Also very likely would be a Province Weapon showing the paymaster, in the left upper corner.

Johan Boxel 1672 manual

Well, at last it is available on Google Books, "The Exercise of arms" by Johan Boxel, Capt. Lt of the Colonel's Compagnie of the Holland Guard Regiment, with some nice plates in it, showing  somewhat dated looking musketeers and pikemen. Some of them are already wearing "long" doublets though.

Click on the link!

dinsdag 29 augustus 2017

Uniform guide BNF

As some of you may know we are also active on Facebook, which greatly improves the interaction with others interested in this period. I have also noted some real problems with the Blogger format lately.

Anyway, on the facebook page we already posted a link to a book in the BNF on dutch uniforms in 1672. As you can see, "these are copies after originals", but I have never seen the originals, and some of the captions are plain wrong. So handle with care..

THIS is the link to the full manuscript. (Click on the word THIS)