Thursday, August 23, 2007

More Plots Afoot

"So, the test in the Bishopric of Uber Gruntshuffen went well, did it?"

"Excellently, Your Majesty. Just as planned."

"Good, see that this line of lead-eating dogs are placed near the appropriate arms suttleries. With luck, our enemies won't have any bullets for their muskets."

"At once, Your Majesty."

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Operation Burning Tailor

"So, are they turning out French-style uniforms yet?

"I'm afraid not, your Majesty. They seem to be working on Russian uniforms."

"Are those 'special troops' in place yet?"

"I believe so, your Majesty."

"Then initiate 'Operation Burning Tailor'."

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Dragoon and Cavalry Standards

Since I'm basing the Stagonian army loosely on a French model, I've decided that Dragoons will be in red coats and Cavalry in blue coats.

Thus, for Dragoon standards, the bottom half will be red (for the coat color).

The upper half of the Dragoon standard will be in the regiment's facing color.

And the fringe (and hat tape color) will be in the button color.

Thus, the first Dragoon standard would be for a regiment with black facings to their red coats and brass buttons with yellow hat tape.

The second Dragoon unit would be similar to the first except that it would have yellow facings to their red coat.

Cavalry standards are square (rather than swallow-tailed). Like the Dragoon standards, the central device is the Stagonian Stag. But unlike the Dragoon standards, the stag is not on the Stagonian silver-blue of their national flag.

The white stag is on the unit's "facing color". And, again, the fringe is the same as the button (and hat tape) color.

Thus the first flag would be for a blue-coated regiment with gray facing color and silver buttons and white hat tape.

The second unit would have red facings with brass buttons and yellow hat tape.

Thus there once again is a "system" that connects the standards to the units they belong to.

-- Jeff

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Stagonian Infantry . . . for Now

Since we have been unable to obtain French-style uniforms from the usual source, it was necessary to obtain them from . . . well, let us just say "a former ally" and leave it at that.

Discerning observers will note the alternating fawn and chamois waistcoats and breeches. This is to facilitate telling units apart.

For example, the colors of the two garments mentioned above are reversed in the two battalions with blue and light blue facings . . . likewise with green. Orange facings can be mistaken for either red or yellow, depending upon the light . . . but not in the Stagonian army because of the difference in these garments.

So, until we obtain our rightful uniforms, we will use these.

-- Koenig Maurice