Thursday, April 25, 2013

A slight diversion

I've been hankering to play some Maurice again, but nobody has any troops. I threw it out there to the gang, that maybe I just do some more paper stock troops in the mean time, so more people could get involved. Not something I like to game with, but they do in a pinch and are easy for me to make up and customise. Maybe even a Maurice campaign?
With that in mind I came up with the probably insane idea that each player nation should base their Duchy's colors/standard/flag heraldry off a barnyard animal. I chose the cock, of course. Pullusia? Latin for chicken is pullus. Nah.
Then, all sorts of things flooded in. I could base units and their uniforms off the hundred's of chicken breeds. This was born:

The flag is work in progress, but its a start. As each noble can raise troops and clothe them, you get regiments like Lord Baldwin, Count of Rhode Island's regiment. Called the "Reds"
I know. But these things keep me up at night.
UPDATE: flags


joppy said...

So if someone bases their troops on cattle, will the highland regiment wear Afghans, and I can't wait to see a piebald uniform. I love the concept, keep at it.

BaronVonJ said...

Hail, Bovinia!

Bill said...

I live just South of the Waldo neighborhood in Kansas City. I was going to call my country the Grand Duchy of Waldo. My barnyard animal? The goat!

We do need to decide on basic uniform colors for the campaign.

BaronVonJ said...

I call yeller! Get it? Chicken, yellow?
Is this mike on?

Bluebear Jeff said...

Interesting, sir.

Perhaps, given the look of the flags, all of the units should feature red hat tape (and not just the "Giants").

I know that I've seen red hat tape on some Dutch troops from the "Grand Alliance" period . . . so you actually wouldn't be too too far off-base with that.

-- Jeff

Martin said...

My Dear Baron,

You'll just have to have a General Foghorn Leghorn somewhere in the chain of command!

Markgraaf Of Raubenstadt

BaronVonJ said...

Surely General Ignateus "Foghorn" Leghorn. From a damper climate of the Duchy, he has a constant cold. Blowing his nose loudly. Thus, the nickname from his men.

Bill said...

I guess I will need a General Wilhelm Gruff!

Essjam said...

Baron, I changed my mind on the critter. Make mine an Owl!

BaronVonJ said...

Very wise of you.
I'm here all night. Please tip your waiters and waitresses and try the brisket.

Sean said...

This is such a fantastic idea, I don't know why it never occurred to me. My Grandfather and Great Grandfather both raised chickens. My mom has a few Bantys and Cochins I think.

abdul666 said...

Excellent start!