Sunday 18 March 2012

Monrovia - King Francis still unhappy ..

The Monrovian army carefully extricated from Zomeverre by Fied Marshal Belladonna had been dispersed back to its cantonments. In the capital the Regiment de la Reine and the Grenadier guards had returned. The King and Queen had been down to see the returning troops only to be saddened by the state of the remnants of the Grenadier guards reduced to barely one company and without their standards (lost at their heroic stand to hold the flank at the battle of Dornitz).

After spending a rather melancholic evening King Francis sank into depression and donned his favourite suit of armour ...
King: I can't move my right arm
Queen: Oh no not again ! I'll get the oil can

Thursday 15 March 2012

Wittenberg - Palace Guard prepare for duty..

The palace guard on parade outside their barracks, the officers check all is ready - it is the first day with their new uniforms. Men with spontoons are allocated to posts in the palace, while those armed with muskets patrol the grounds or man the gates.

The officers discuss the business of the day...
You'll see them on duty around the palace ...

[figs: Irregular Miniatures austrian ncos/officer plus Foundry prussian grenadiers with mitres swapped to tricornes; uniform based on that of the Duchy of Saxony's 'swiss guard' of the 1740's]