Saturday, 8 September 2007

Frundsberg Infantry march out

(xxx-1683)
Within a short time the infantry regiment for imperial service has been raised and equipped. It was based on cadres from the Frei Stadt's standing regiments filled out with volunteers from Frundsberg and the surrounding states. In addition to the foot there is also an artillery detachment. Colonel Sturm has been appointed to command the regiment and hence force it will be known as the Sturm Regiment.

The regiment will now progress to the imperial camp near Vienna, the first part of the journey will be by barge down the Rhine then marching via the Schwartzwald to the Donau and then travelling by barge for the rest of the journey.

Although this will cost more than simply marching the whole way the Stadtrat considers this to be the overall most economic options as it will reduce losses due to fatigue etc. plus the troops will be paid by the Austrians as soon as they arrive there. Firearms training can be carried out on board the barges and sufficient ammunition has been provided for this purpose.

2 comments:

Stagonian Jeff said...

I like the uniforms . . . they somewhat remind me of the GNW Danish Guard Infantry.


-- Jeff

Stokes Schwartz said...

Me too -- what line of figures have you used for the infantry battalion and artillery crew?

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz