Monday, January 23, 2017

ImagiNations: Gourmandie infantry additions

Grand Duc Pierre-Louis has issued a warrant for the organization of a new infantry regiment, to be paid for and furnished by the state. Le Grand Duc has directed the Grenadiers de Champaigne be made up of drafts of 12 men from each company in every regular infantry regiment. These draftees must be of 28 years age and have served honourably in a minimum of four major campaigns. They must also possess references as to their characters and good behaviour from their regimental commanders. The Grenadiers de Champaigne are clad in the traditional Gourmandie red coats with red eastern-style breeches. They will serve alongside the Grenadiers de Camembert, from whence a leavening of experienced sergeants and subalterns have been gleaned, under the command of Jean-Jacques LaPierre, Comte d'Auvergne. Commanding this new grenadier regiment is Frederick Bonhomme, Baron Chien-Noir.

Grenadiers de Champaigne
(Crusader Miniatures)

Also from the depot, after a lengthy rest and refit, marches 1er Battalion Infanterie d'Auvergne...

1er Infanterie d'Auvergne
(Crusader Miniatures)