Saturday, November 22, 2008

Battle Streamer for Timofievich Coassacks

In his dispatch to the Imperial War Ministry after the Battle of Steinkreisdorf, General Blei-Sammeln, commander of the Imperial Reichsarmee, mentioned the contributions of the Timofievch Cossacks from the Duchy of Courland. (See Emperor vs Elector - 2008/11/frankfurt-is-saved-for-empress for the dispatch and this report for the actions of the Timofievich Cossacks Hunsrucker Allgemeine Zeitung .)

Duke Pavlov of Courland has awarded the Cossack pulk (regiment) a battle streamer for their outstanding participation in the victory.

Duke Pavlov, accompanied by Colonel Ignace Alleshazy (commander of Courland's light troops), award the battle streamer, emblazoned "Steinkreisdorf 15 Nov 1758" to the commander of the Timofievich Cossacks.

After the presentation, the commander and his standard bearer return to their unit with the coveted battle streamer attached to the pulk's standard.

Note: This was an easy addition. Lettering is Times New Roman, 8 pitch, with ruler assisted lines drawn in red pen. The resulting streamer was then cut out and glued to the top of the standard pole. It is printed on both sides and was folded together and glued with white glue. I plan on doing this in any future battles if a unit excels and is mentioned in the dispatches.


Anonymous said...

They were indeed a credit to their Duke, and to Courland as a whole.

Fitz-Badger said...

Nice. Great idea of adding the streamer!

tradgardmastare said...

Streamer looks great - well done!

Snickering Corpses said...

A fine idea, which I may borrow after I cross the hurdle of doing the flags in the first place!

ColCampbell50 said...

The flags were easy. Most of them came from the web site. I think I found the cossack flag after some google searching. Just wrapped them around a wire flag staff and used white glue to stick them together. While the glue was wet, I gave them the wave by molding the flag with my fingers.


Bluebear Jeff said...

The "Battle Streamer" idea is a good one; I think I will borrow it.

Thank you for the type size info.

-- Jeff

old-tidders said...

Like the idea of the battle streamer.

Nice looking cossacks

-- Allan