Friday, 9 November 2007

The Margravate of Dunkeldorf-Pfühl: The Heavy Brigade.

Over now to the iron fist of the Margravate army - the Heavy Cavalry Brigade.

During the fall of the Unangenehmes und nicht Notwendiges Empire two kürassier regiments were stationed in the Margravate. Abandoned by their former Imperial master, the Seinfeld and Saxenstadt revoked their oaths of allegiance and now serve the Margrave.

The motto of the Seinfeld regiment is that good old German standby, Gott mit uns - "God with us." That of Saxenstadt is the Latin phrase Cursus Honorum - "The course of honor." The regimental badges reflect the origins of the cuirassier in the armored cavalry of the mediaeval period. The uniform displayed above is the standard summer pattern. For clarity the cuirass is omitted. Seinfeld troopers wear a silver breastplate with gilt trim, Saxenstadt black breastplates with gilt. The Saxenstadt favor white duck britches with leather inserts, although in the field normal wear-and-tear sometimes leads to partial re-equipping with the buff version as worn by the Seinfeld regiment. The saddlecloth is standard for all Margrave cavalry regiments and displays the two-headed black eagle badge of Pfühl.

5 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

AJ,

Dare I ask, will you have a Von Kramer jaeger battalion or a Prinz Georg's Own Grendiers? ;-)

Best Regard,

Stokes

A J Matthews said...

Hmm... I like the names! The are hereby officially adopted. =)

Bluebear Jeff said...

I notice that the saddle blanket pattern also reflects that of the infantry standards.

These all look very nice and not too modern. Good work.


-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

AJ,
what could I say, besides they are fully equal to their predecessors, both Hetzenberger & Dunkeldof-Pfühlian (spelling?)?

Glad you can post more frequently than a previous message seemed to announce.
Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Stokes Schwartz said...

A.J.

In keeping with the show about nothing, how about including Princess Elaine's Honorable Artillery Company or Von Neuman's Fusiliers?

Enjoy the weekend,

Stokes