Monday, June 9, 2008

Enter the ladies - This week's entry is the Regiment St. Germain. The regiment's recruitment comes mainly from the German speaking populace of of St. Maurice near the border with Alsace-Lorraine as well as foreign expatriates from the north. One of the older line regiments, approximately 29 years of active service as of this Summer, St. Germain is paired with Claire to form the army's second brigade "Les Etranger."
As an added bonus this week, may I introduce the first of the Vivandiere, this is Hildegarde von Rottenfartz ("Tilly" to the men). I don't know; there's something about a woman in a red dress........ (sigh!).

3 comments:

abdul666 said...

A very professional-looking regiment in a stricking uniform, and an appreciated bonus indeed!
Compliments and thanks,
Jean-Louis

Bluebear Jeff said...

I really like the brown coats of the St. Germain regiment . . . not enough units wore it historically but it looks good.


-- Jeff

tidders said...

great looking unit; I like the camp follower too

-- Allan