The Kingdom of Hesse Seewald is located in central Germany, lodged between the states of Hesse Kassel to the west, Hanover to the north and Saxony to the east. King Georg Ludwig II is aligned with Prussia. His son, Kronprinz Friedrich, commands the Hesse Seewald Heere and leads it to glory against its arch enemy, the Duchy of Saxony. See the Who's Who in Hesse Seewald for the list of characters in this story.
The Leib Garde of Hesse Seewald
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Garrison Regiment No. 1, von Beck, is now forming.
PRESS RELEASE: from the Ministry of Defense
DATE: 15 April, 1750
SUBJECT: Formation of Garrison Regiment No. 1
(Gotha) The Ministry of Defense announces the formation of a new regiment that will provide for the town garrison of Gotha. The new regiment, titled Garrison Regiment Number One, will replace the ad hoc rotation of regular army companies detached from their parent units to serve as the garrison for the town of Gotha. It's numerical designation shall be "GR1" (or Garrison Regiment Number 1).
Uniforms, currently in production at the establishment of Herr Haberdasher of Savilestrasse, will be entirely of dark green wool cloth (coat, waistcoat, breeches) with red turnbacks and collars on the coats. The green lapels on the coats will be piped in red and provide a pleasant contrast to the dark Elven Green color.
The Grenadier company will have a similar uniform, save for their silver plate mitre caps with red bag and green base.
The regiment's flags are currently being stitched together by GMB Designs, Ltd., a very reputable firm in the Royal Kingdom of Britannia.
Quaratermaster General Ernst von Jung reports that two of the center companies are outfitted with all of their kit and that the grenadier company will be completed within another day. The reminder of the regiment should have its uniforms by the end of this week.
Sketch drawings will be posted in the Gotha Times in time for publication in its weekend edition.