Some months back I selected a bunch of names for my Saxe-Bearstein units. They were, in accordance with my theme, mainly using the names of beers with a few that referenced bears. Some examples are:
- von Coors Kuirassiers
- Edelbrau Dragoons
- Infantry Regiment von Schlitz
- von Grizzley Grenadier Guard
- by TASK -- such as "Lifeguard", "Grenadier Guard", etc.
- by OWNER -- such as "Prinz Karl's", "Queen's Own", etc.
- by COLONEL -- such as "Luckner's", "von Bulow's", "O'Neill's", etc.
- by LOCATION -- such as "Sodermanlands", "Normandy", "Kievski", etc.
- by NUMBER -- such as "5th", "11A", "23rd", etc.
- by COLOR -- "Yellow Dragoons", "Red Hussars", etc.
So, having thought of this, I then began to question how I really wanted to name my units. And, for that matter, did I want to be consistent? Or would I prefer to "mix and match" naming styles?
I still like the "beers & bears" concept . . . but I also like the idea of naming units after "provinces" and "cities" in Saxe-Bearstein. Why? Because if we use the simple campaign that I outlined in my October 26th post, we will be fighting over provinces and each unit will need to be "assigned" to a province anyway.
Of course, this could be a "beer or bear" unit; but it could also be one named after a particular area. It could also include a mixture. So, no decisions right now. I'll just have to think up a number of names for units . . . then let them sit for a while until I get to needing them. Then I can look over the lists and see what still appeals to me.
What appeals to you?