Thursday, November 08, 2007

Units at Tippelbruder --

As loyal readers know, the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein (my imagi-Nation) has dispatched some forces to aid in the defense of the Town of Tippelbruder.

The town of Tippelbruder is the home of that wonderful tailor, David Linienblatt, who creates those wonderful uniform templates which are so much in use by many imagi-Nations.

The vile Stagonian king, Koenig Maurice, has for some petty reason decided to burn down the town. We are among a number of imagi-Nations to send aid.

In additon to Brigadier Ernst von Bruin and some artillery, we have sent some grenadiers and two full battalions of line infantry, regiments von Lowenbrau and von Urquell.

Regiment von Lowenbrau's facing color is a light blue; while that of Regiment von Urquell is green. Both, of course, wear the red coats of Saxe-Bearstein.

Furthermore, as can be noted from their flags, both battalions have brass buttons on their coats and yellow hat tape on their proud tricorne headgear.

In addition to these two battalions, the grenadier companies of von Carling (black facing color) and von Coors (light yellow facing color) have been dispatched as well.

Both of these companies, as well as the grenadier companies of von Lowenbrau and von Urquell have been combined into a "converged" grenadier battalion.

As is typical in the period, such a converged unit (not being permanent) does not have its own Colours. So, in this instance, they will fight under the national Saxe-Bearstein banner of the red bear.


-- Jeff

2 comments:

Steve said...

I look forward to hearing the outcome of this promising sounding little set-to..!!

A J Matthews said...

As a customer and admirer of the Tailor of Tippel-Bruder, I wish the forces of Saxe-Bearstein and the ImagiNation Alliance every good fortune in their defense of his home town!