Monday, December 31, 2007

The Regent of Hesse-Homburg presents Her Greetings and Compliments

The Regent has spent the early winter months closeted with her advisors and with emissaries of Her Imperial Highness and His Most Gallian Majesty. The problem of the secessionist Landgraf of Hesse-Fedora has, of course, been the most common subject of these discussions. Neither of those monarchs, although eager to help in Homburg’s righteous cause, is able to provide additional armaments to support it.

To that end, the Regent of Hesse-Homburg hereby lets it be known that She is issuing warrants and regulations for the raising of Her own military force to better protect and secure Her son’s domains.

The Regent invites officers of noble family and upright character to submit their resumes to the Hesse-Homburg Kriegsrat for consideration. The Regent needs large numbers of qualified officers for the new army, the details of which are listed below. In particular, please note that Regimental Inhaber positions are available for most of the new units, those which are depicted with numbers instead of titles.

As the duties of Inhaber can only be carried out by the most responsible of individuals, the Regent offers immediate promotion to the rank of Generalfeldwachtmeister to those whom She entrusts the care of Her son’s soldiers. Further, Her Imperial Highness’ military has promised to respect those so promoted as having the same rank when operating alongside their forces.

It is only right that prospective candidates understand that their units will be composed of only the finest recruits available. The Regent envisions that the army will be recruited almost exclusively from the upstanding and well-proportioned inhabitants of the Kingdom of Leder-Hosen. Since that district is still sculpting its inhabitants, there will probably be some delay in fielding the army.

Please address your resume to:
The Office of Personnel, Casualty Notification, and Remains Disposition
Select Corps of Army Personnel Entering General Officer Acceptance Testing (SCAPEGOAT)
Hofkriegsrat
Hesse-Homburg

Or via Imperialmail to the officer in charge of SCAPEGOATs: ed_youngstrom at yahoo dot com

Proposed Army of Hesse-Homburg

Infantry
Leib Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier bn (Leib-Grenadier-Battalion)
1st Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (red)
2nd Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (dark blue)
3rd Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (dark green)
4th Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (rose)
5th Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (black)
6th Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (light blue)
7th Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (light green)
8th Regiment, 1 bn and 1 grenadier co (purple)

Each infantry battalion has 4 companies of 12 figures, plus a Stabs-Standarten-Garde of 6 figures. Total 54 figures.
Each grenadier company has 9 figures. Regimental total 63 figures.

1st-4th Regiments’ grenadiers and 5th-8th Regiments’ grenadiers are formed into 2nd and 3rd Grenadier-Battalions, respectively, each of 36 figures.

Leib-Grenadier-Battalion has 4 grenadier companies plus a Stabs-Standarten-Garde of 6 figures. Total 42 figures.

Total force = 12 battalions, 600 figures.

Heavy Cavalry
Leib-Kurassiers, 2 squadrons and 1 carabineer squadron (Leib-Karabiniers)
1st Cuirassiers, 2 squadrons and 1 carabinier company
2nd Cuirassiers, 2 squadrons and 1 carabinier company

Each squadron has 12 figures.
Each carabinier company has 6 figures. Regiment total 30 figures. (Leib-Kuirassiers 36)

The two carabinier companies are formed into a single squadron and then combined with the Leib-Karabiniers to form another, 2-squadron regiment.

Total force = 96 figures

Dragoons
Leib-Dragoons, 2 squadrons and 1 horse grenadier squadron (Leib-Grenadiers zu Pferde)
1st Dragoons, 2 squadrons and 1 horse grenadier company.
2nd Dragoons, 2 squadrons and 1 horse grenadier company.

Each squadron has 12 figures.
Each horse grenadier company has 6 figures. Regiment total 30 figures (Leib-Dragoons 36).

The two horse grenadier companies are formed into a single squadron and then combined with the Leib-Grenadiers zu Pferde to form another, 2-squadron regiment.

Total force = 96 figures

Artillery
Leib Artillery Company
1st Artillery Company
2nd Artillery Company

Each artillery company has 10 figures and 4 guns
Each artillery company supports an infantry brigade with three 4pdr battalion guns (2 figures each) and one 6pdr brigade battery (4 figures)

Total force = 12 guns and 30 figures

Light Forces
Jägerkorps, 1 battalion Jäger zu Fuss and 1 squadron Jäger zu Pferde
Freikorps, 1 battalion infantry and 1 squadron Hussars

Each battalion has 4 companies of 9 figures, no colors. Total 36 figures
Each squadron has 12 figures

Total force = 96 figures


Regiment Inhaber
Leib Regiment His Excellency the Furst of Hesse-Homburg
1st Regiment vacant
2nd Regiment vacant
3rd Regiment vacant
4th Regiment vacant
5th Regiment vacant
6th Regiment vacant
7th Regiment vacant
8th Regiment vacant
Leib-Kurassiers His Excellency the Furst of Hesse-Homburg
1st Cuirassiers vacant
2nd Cuirassiers vacant
Leib-Dragoons His Excellency the Furst of Hesse-Homburg
1st Dragoons vacant
2nd Dragoons vacant
Regiment of Artillery vacant
Jägerkorps vacant
Freikorps vacant

4 comments:

Ed Youngstrom said...

Hmm. I may not have been completely clear:

If you have a candidate for an Inhaber, please let me know.

Ed v. H-F

abdul666 said...

Maybe a silly question -but I'm sure the Regent will not be surprised to have it asked by Louys of Monte-Cristo: what kind of uniforms will be worn by the army of Hesse-Hombug?

To be perfectly clear, will the Regent have the same positive influence on the 'creativity' of Hesse-Homburg military fashionists, as the the Landgrafin had in Hesse-Fedora?


(An ancillary question, btw: do Hesse-Fedora or Hesse-Homburg endvisage to create a colonial post in the Virgin Islands -as
Ober-Bindlestiff
did recently- or anywhere Oversea? The Levitzer Rabbinate may be ready to sell an island or two in the Indian Ocean, and Monte-Cristo would certainly be ready to take a percentage on the transaction)


Compliments,
Louys

(some soon will live in 1758, I guess, but Monte-Cristo is still in 1745 -maybe in the same way as some women take 20 years to pass from 25 to 30?)

Ed Youngstrom said...

Much like the Elector of Brandenburg and the Duchess of Austria, the feuding dynasties of the Hesses are far too busy to worry about mundane commercial interests in such dead-end locales as the New World, or in the Indies. What good could possibly ever come from such heathen places?

I'm also sure that since the Empress is paying for the uniforms, there will be a definite "Austrian" look. Details to follow.

Ed v. H-F

Frankfurter said...

There actually quite a few emigre Frankzonia officers, and few with excellent cadres already supporting them.
Perhaps, the regent would be interested in recruiting these folks; however, it must be admitted that Frankszonia, which lies so close to Hesse-Homburg, could almost certainly be expected to react negatively to such information.

If you would like a list, the executive placement firm of Dilbert and Dilbert would be glad to dispatch their prospectus to you either in court here or privately at ahawk@centurytel.net ...
:)
Arthur