A few years ago, inspired by Sam Mustafa's fine Maurice game I began working on an Imagi-Nation the Grand Duchy of D'Argent. I completed the Ducal army and commanders including some special personalities and we've seen a few battles, some wins, and some losses.
The Army that exist right now is primarily the Standing Army of the Duke. A quick glance at any 18th Century war will show that nations had other "armies." The British had Provencal Regiment, Fencibles, and Militia. Prussian had the Landwehr and Garrison Regiment, not to mention the Friekorps. France had its Militia and a variety of small formation. Then there are the armies of Germany and Reich Army.
I hinted at this sort of secondary army with my "Mercenaries" the Chasseurs De Montana and the Chevaliers D'Argent and it is this army I will expand on. The force will include para-military forces like the Chasseurs (who in peace time are a boarder guard and police force), Noble military contingents and militia units of the cities and towns. Many of these will be "irregular"units in Maurice terms and others will be amalgams of smaller units that come together in war time a look we have seen with the Chevaliers.
Home from battle and hurrah for the NHS! - I now have another hole in by back (this is the third) and a new one in my abdomen but the operation has been completed and I have been discharged into the...
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