The King is in discussion with Count Hermann and the Field Marshal....
The latest information on the Monrovian army's re-organisation is discussed; the situation in the south-west in the Hoflandt although now stable warrants further troops to bolster General Waldebeck's command - it was agreed to send two more regiments of infantry to the region. The King approves new uniforms for the Leib-Garde, Kurprinzessen grenadiers and the Wittenland fusiliers
A little later the King joins the Queen, accompanied by Herr Beiderbecke on the harpsichord, to sing some of their favourite duets for the enjoyment of the members of the court....
Onto the cavalry, four regiments upgraded with new flags; a little touch-in also needed for some figures. These were already painted as Hesse-Kassel units. By the time of the SYW the Kurassiers no longer wore the cuirass .
First heavy cavalry brigade
K2 Leib-Regiment (at the back)
brigade of Dragoons
D6 Prinz Friedrich-Dragoner (at the back)
I have two regiments of cavalry to re-paint as Kuriassier and a new regiment to paint as the Garde De Corps .
As the work on the Monrovian army has begun (see the previous post) - so the first of the posts on the Monrovian Army, this one is for allied contingents and foreign volunteers.
Shown above are:
1. Artillery Battery - from Hesse-Limburger
2. Infantry from back to the front :
Volontaires de Noverre (white coats)
Wilde Geese Irish (red coats)
Principality of Munkasse (blue coats)
units are unchanged apart from the battalion from Munkasse which has
had some headgear swaps (half the battlion - new tricorne heads to
replace grenadier heads) and new flags (using some for a Wurtemburg infantry regiment).
The work has started on the Monrovian army re-organisation, first job I've done is to swap some grenadier heads for tricorne ones (a battalion with half gren/half tricorne didn't look right), so ....
I'll swap some figures around on bases to mix the swapped head chaps amongst the rest.
So what will the King of Monrovia get for the money he is spending on his army, being parsimonious he has set a tight budget; amongst the changes to the army
new standards for all main line infantry and cavalry regiments
new uniforms issued to most infantry regiments (cuff/lapel colours etc)
disbandment of some units
raising a Friekorps
a new Garde De Corps cavalry regiment
I'm going to try and get back to my original plan for the Monrovian Army - it will be based on that of Hesse-Kassel. The cavalry will be to SYW pattern unform, with the infantry a mix of SYW pattern uniforms and WSS uniforms (so I'll be re-using as many of my current figures as possible).
So a number of posts to follow to show the newly re-organized Monrovian army, each post to indicate what has been done to the units etc
A blog documenting the encounters between the armies of the imaginary nations of the Kingdom of Wittenberg and its neighbours (including the Kingdom of Monrovia and their allies). My inspiration being drawn from 'Charge or How to Play Wargames' by Young & Lawford and 'The Wargame' by Charles Grant.
I have a number of other period interests for wargaming (from ancients to WW2), these have their own blogs, see below.