Monday, 14 April 2008

Babbington's Legion.

By request, the flag of Babbington's Legion. It follows the family's armorial design and colors of red and silver. The motto translates from the original French as "Faith is everything."

Above is a detail of the uniform worn by Babbington's Legion, a mercenary regiment serving in the vicinity of Hetzenberg. Its Colonel is Henry James Villiers Babbington, a scion of that noble house which was involved in the infamous plot against Queen Elizabeth I of England many years ago. Irredeemably Catholic, this particular cadet branch of the family fled into exile when the plot was exposed. Although they have kept contact with the homeland, this has been intermittent due to the many surges in anti-Catholic feeling there. To some extent this has helped the Legion to raise and maintain its level of manpower.

Raised in 1743, it drew its personnel from exiled British Catholics from across Europe. It served for a while with the Gallican army until Colonel Babbington had a major difference of opinion with the government over deployment and withdrew the Legion from both Gallican service and territory. It has served a number of masters in the intervening years, mostly but not always from Catholic states, and has created a record of both competence and aggression. It is currently serving as the main force in being for the Free City of Cottbus.

The regiment retains the basic Gallican uniform with a Celtic flavor. This is most noticable in the green cuffs and turnbacks and the quantity of lace on the front of the coat.


Snickering Corpses said...

Very nicely done. I like it!

Bluebear Jeff said...


I like the uniform . . . it looks quite sharp.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

A very appropriate and brilliant design - compliments.

Martin said...

That is a very spiffy looking unit! I imagine that they cut quite a swath on the table. How about their flags?