After four years in the Colonies in the service of a foreign king the valiant soldiers of Von Donovan’s Legion begin their return to the the service of the Burgrave. Called back with their brave leader Seamus Gunter von Donovan to prepare for the coming campaigns in the Spring they must now adapt to the traditional rules and regulations of the troops of the Burgraviate of Altefritzenburg. While in the Colonies they adapted their uniforms and tactics to cope with fighting a Rebel army that did not adhere to the Rules of War. Now, back home they must return to the traditional ways.
The first stage will be a new uniform, cut in the traditional styles. The Burgrave, wanting his troops to excel in the coming campaigns has commissioned several styles from the local suppliers but has yet to make a final decision. There are four styles in the traditional colours of the Legion:
As the first battalion of the Legion and it’s accompanying squadron of Dragoons are now in barracks, the decision must be made soon so that the uniforms are ready for the campaign season. The Oberstgeneral and the Burgraviate will be consulting their advisors over the next few days to aid in the decision process.
From left to right:
- Green jackets and buff waistcoat with black facings and white turnbacks – the traditional uniform of the legion
- Buff jackets and waistcoat, green facings and white turnbacks – rumoured to be the favoured choice of the Burgrave
- White jackets and waistcoat, green facings and green turnbacks – opposed by Council leaders as too ‘Gallic’
- Green jacket and buff waistcoat, red facings and white turnbacks – the introduction of red as an acknowledgement of the troops they had served alongside in the Colonies.
The decision is to be made by the next Council meeting in five days time.