Monday, 12 November 2007

The Margravate of Dunkeldorf-Pfühl: Brigade of Dragoons.

The Margravate dragoons have had a long and varied history, not all of it good or honorable. A recent spell of reorganization has left the two regiments in an unsettled condition. They are in a transient phase between acting in the original role of mounted infantry and that of full-on cavalry. Only time will tell if the regiments will settle down and perform well.

The main uniform color is almost exactly that used by the Austro-Hungarian cavalry arm during the Great War. It was chosen here as a suitably neutral color to enable the troopers to blend into the countryside when operating on foot. The cuffs and turnbacks were scheduled to be of a similarly neutral but contrasting color until traditionalists in the Margrave's war council ordered the bright colors shown. So much for that idea...

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It has been brought to my attention that I've yet again referred to the Dayton Painting Consortium as the Daytona Painting Consortium. My apologies to the gentlemen concerned!
Don't anyone misspell my store site name in the same way when looking for it at CafePress!

1 comment:

abdul666 said...

As good as usual: compliments!