Friday, May 18, 2007

Das Material dem Träume von gebildet werden

His Excellency has taken the opportunity of reviewing his latest recruits to present the Leib Regiment with its new standard.

The golden inscription from the coat of arms of the House of Bogart reads:

Das Material dem Träume von gebildet werden.

"The stuff that dreams are made of."


AUSTON said...

That is an awesome standard!

Ed Youngstrom said...

Thank you!

My plan is for the field to match the facing colors of each of the units.

Cavalry will be swallow-tailed. Maybe.


Bluebear Jeff said...


I love it! The Maltese Cross and Maltese Falcon . . . wonderful.

Using the Field for facing color is similar to what I do as well. If the central circle going to remain red? Also, what will the basic coat colors be for foot, dragoons and cavalry?

Dragoons generally had swallowtail standards in this era; but true cavalry standards were usually square (and often fringed).

If you look at my April 22 Saxe-Bearstein post you will see what I'm doing for my unit standards.

Do note however that I've simplified the Dragoon standard (grey area is cut out). French-style dragoon standards (among others) had rounded swallowtails; and many nations had a double-tapering of the swallowtails. For simplicity's sake, I've left the top and bottom parallel and only angled the interior.

Anyway, they might give you some ideas as to what you might want to do with yours.

-- Jeff

Bluebear Jeff said...

Oops! That should be "Is the central circle going to remain red?"

"Is", not "If" . . . *sigh* . . . and I thought that I'd proof-read it before posting.

-- Jeff

Ed Youngstrom said...

Actually, I played around with it a little more after posting the first one. I was going to use the Prussian model of reversing the colors of the field and the disc, with the flag with the white field being the Sovereign's color and the colored field being the Colonel's color.

Whoo! How's THAT for a mixture of German and British terminology!

Bluebear Jeff said...

Oh, on a side note . . . the actual Shakespearean line (by Puck at the end of "A Midsummer Night's Dream") is . . .

"We are the stuff that dreams are made on."

"On" not "of" . . . although this is generally misquoted.

-- Jeff

Ed Youngstrom said...


It certainly is misquoted in "The Maltese Falcon," which is what I was quoting!


Stokes Schwartz said...

Hey Ed,

Great looking standards you've developed there! The falcon in the center device is pure genius. And thanks for visiting my film noir blog too.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz