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Footslogger14 Jan 2019 9:46 a.m. PST

After a reorganisation, I find I have more unpainted Perry Brunswickers than I need.

There are 9 spare other ranks, a mounted occifer and a skirmisher – perfect for a unit under the rules I use.

Assuming I paint them as a Rheinbund contingent from an Imagi-Nation, please help me with suggestions for the name of the country, the names of the Inhaber and actual commander, and the uniforms.

My favourite mock-German name, von Heidensieg, is already spoken for.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 10:10 a.m. PST

Duchy of Über Hund

The Von Firstinbed regiment (Owned by Baron von Firstinbed)


Red jacket and trousers, light blue facing with yelow piping and braid, light blue stripe on trouser side and silver buttons. White horse hair or plumes.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 11:55 a.m. PST

Well, that is hard to beat

The Principality of Gross Menchen

The Prince's Own

Pale Grey jacket, white trousers, red shako with white pluem pink facing, silver buttons

Herce Salon de Guerre14 Jan 2019 1:30 p.m. PST

Duchy Bad Homburg vor der Höhen.

Deer brown coat, red cuffs, yellow buttons, black belts, light blue hungarian breeeches, mixed red, yellow, black thigh knots, black gaiters. cockade red within yellow, within black. shako cords, mixed red, yellow and black, musketeer plumes yellow over red, grenadiers red, jager yellow.

Officers deer brown coat, red cuffs, gold buttons, black belts, light blue hungarian breeeches, mixed red, yellow, black thigh knots, black boots, sash gold, shot with red and black silk. cockade red within yellow, within black, Bicorne, gold lace, white plume. Bullion epaulettes and fringes.

Nine pound round14 Jan 2019 2:07 p.m. PST

Homage to Flashman- Grand Duchy Of Strackenz!

Grand Duchess Irma's Own, Colonel Count von Sternberg.

I think it has to be pretty severe- maybe iron grey, with just some yellow facings to lighten things up.

Korvessa14 Jan 2019 4:44 p.m. PST

Here are some I use from time to time:
Ibn Friezen der Heineyoff
Luzen der Schlacht

And a new one:
Konrad von Poronkusema

Poronkusema is a Finnish word meaning the distance a reindeer can go before it has to make a "pit" stop.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 11:11 p.m. PST

Doe anybody else find that it fascinating that the Finns have a word for the distance between reindeer dumps? People assiduously noting this down, exchanging information and then classifying it in such a way that anybody familiar with reindeer can measure distances with the info.

Inventively magnificent.

Footslogger15 Jan 2019 2:41 a.m. PST

It is a truth universally acknowledged that you have no control of a thread after the initial post….

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2019 4:20 a.m. PST

Oh, Footslogger! That is soooo true – and soooo funny!

GdeP

parrskool15 Jan 2019 5:43 a.m. PST

Col. Von Alone ?

Footslogger15 Jan 2019 8:25 a.m. PST

Thank you, Gentlemen, building on some of your suggestions, I have settled on:

Country: Quacke
Infanterie Regiment Grossmenschen mit Weinbottel
Inhaber: Furst Inlein
Officer commanding: Oberstleutnant von Beisickel

Quacke will be one of the dwarf states of the Confederation where, if you kick a ball too hard, you start an international incident.

Lion in the Stars15 Jan 2019 11:15 a.m. PST

Well, one of the guys in my gaming group uses Baron Von Dooshenstein as a character in many of his games.

Red coats (so the blood doesn't show and ruin the morale), brown trousers (so the … doesn't show evil grin ).

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