Monday, May 26, 2008

Artillerie de la Garde - This is the oldest battery in the artillery arm of the St. Maurician field forces, mustered into uniform approximately 32 years ago. Originally an independent battery, they are currently part of the Legion of Guards. This is an all-arms formation composed of the Gendarmere, Maison du Roi (Le Garde du St. Maurice), one battalion of converged grenadiers, and these artillerymen. While they were originally quite active, their service these days is nominal, with most of their duties being taken up by the line artillery. Their huge 24# guns have always been a major headache on campign, and thus they are not popular among the more aggressive of the nation's general officers (that is, assuming we ever manage to find an aggressive general officer.).


Fitz-Badger said...

Great guns! :-)

Bluebear Jeff said...

I particularly like the ironwork on the carriages.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Some go repeating "size does not matter" until blue in the face: clearly they are wrong!
The uniform echoes nicely that of the regiment Maison du Roi.
P.S.: looking forward to see the vivandieres!