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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.