Thursday, February 26, 2009

El Ejercito Magnifico, Regimental Guide (4)

Today we turn our attention to the pride of the Amarillo, the Guardia Real. Originally the regiment was three battalions strong; more recently it has been reorganized, the grenadiers of the original battalions being converged to form a fourth battalion, the Granadaros Real.

The regiment's battle record is curiously cursory, due in part (it is said) to the extraordinary expense of its uniforms. The proprietor of the regiment is traditionally the High King himself, and the expenses of the regiment are drawn from the household budget.
Both the Leibfahne (in this case, the royal
banner of Casa de Yayubetja) and the Regimentsfahne of the First Battalion are included.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Report from the exercises

Details are as yet sketchy, but a despatch from the training grounds of El Ejercito Magnifico suggests that a serious internal incident was narrowly averted. Apparently, a running dispute between officers of the Regimento-Ligera de Borrachin and one of the two regiments of Arnauts of the Moerish Dominions participating in maneuvers with El Ejercito Magnifico nearly came to blows. It is said that violence was averted by the personal intervention of the Crown Prince himself, although it is not yet known what HRH Joern Carlos actually did.

More details will be related as they become available. As of this writing, the implications for internal relations between the Moerish Dominions and the Union Real are unknown, but potentially serious.