Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Spring Recruitment

The Frei Electoral Kries (FEK) is a small group of states and free towns who have grouped together for protection from their larger neighbour the Grand Duchy of Calvados.  The Calvadorian minister has been building his forces during the winter months and news of the massing of troops on the borders of the Frei Electoral Kries has sent shivers down the various princes and rulers. Elector Maximilian the Ardent quickly authorised the creation of a new company in his army recruited from the Electresses guard .  The next batch of Prince August Figures all cleaned up and ready to go.

This company is painted as the Liebgarden is its fine yellow uniforms trimmed with red. These are the Electresses Emma's favorite colours with the yellow matching her perfect complection and the red the brightness of her lips. Each man of the company is on first named terms with the Electress and will defend her honour with their lives.


The Liebgarden march past a line of recently purchased Merit Trees and a plastic windmill (recent purchases from eBay).  The unit is still to be issued with their green bases or the company standard in the next few weeks. 


Izzak Grimnebulin said...

I must congratulate the Electoress Emma on raising such a fine body of troops and beautifully outfitted. The campaigning season approaches?


Bluebear Jeff said...

Before I forget to mention it, that GNW photo at the top of your blog is just wonderful, sir!

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Flamboyant uniforms indeed: will these men fight as well as they look?

Mark Dudley said...

With the spring weather approaching the EFS and the Duchy of Calvados will be soon be campaigning. I may even game in the garden/yard if the weather forecasts are OK. The Leibgarden will have to earn their laurels on the champs de mars.

The figures have been based his morning and my 5 year old sonn helped paint the bases green.

Jeff - The GNW photo was taken for the cover of Piquet Cartouche 2 which I authored.

abdul666 said...

Will the Grand Duchy of Calvados field the Livarot and Royal Boursin regiments and Bechemal Hussars?

Mark Dudley said...

The Grand Duchy will indeed field these regiments. I have yet to name the artillery or my next infantry regiment which has just recruited its first company.

The Calvadorian army is heavly influnced by the French who provide the uniforms as well as a some of the officers and generals.

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