Thursday, July 9, 2009

Imperium Assigns Senior Commander

In light of the worsening relations between the Margraviate of Carpania (part of the Elector's alliance) and the Duchies of Courland and Sachsen-Wachsenstein, the two Dukes have requested the Empress of the Imperium appoint an experienced senior officer to coordinate the military efforts of their two duchies and of any of the Imperium's Reichskreis forces that may be made available. In response to the approval of the Empress, the Imperium's Kriegskammer has appointed Feldmarshall-Leutnant Freiherr Bernard von Alderheim as commander of the Kreis Obere Sachsen military forces. [As usual, click on the "portrait" to see an enlarged version.]

Feldmarshall-Leutnant (FML) Freiherr Bernard von Alderheim
(one of the mounted Governor's Guard figures
from Old Glory's Pirates range.)

Von Alderheim comes from a long line of military men, many of them not necessarily distinguished. His noble ranking of Freiherr (or Baron) reflects that trait in the von Alderheim line. But he was senior enough (and available) to command the small forces that the Dukes of Courland and Sachsen-Wachsenstein can field. The Kriegskammer is also planning on calling up some of the Kreis Obere Sachsen military units to bulk up the forces that will observe the military preparations of the Margraviate of Carpania and any other forces of the Electoral alliance that appear moving to reinforce it.


Anonymous said...

Nice Piant Job! But... he's not a happy looking chappy... Dyspepsia or just plain old gout?

abdul666 said...

An impressive, seasoned field commander - and de Saxe was cruely suffering from gout (or worse) at Fontenoy, so such unhappy expression is NOt a bad omen.
A gaudy mini... I understand why some call them (after a suitable painting) the 'Floppy Guards' or something.

ColCampbell50 said...

I think his sour expression is because he was pulled away from a comfortable semi-retirement (and probably from the arms of his mistress!).


Capt Bill said...

Being yanked from a comfortable retirement and an adoring mistress would make a man a little surly, and a surly man is no one to mess with. I know I was more than a little surly when the navy tried to recall me to active duty after five years of retirement.

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Nice story, I hope he is an able leader and skilled tactician, Cavenderia being part of the Imperium and all.

Fitz-Badger said...

He doesn't look like someone to trifle with, in spite of the heavily adorned headgear! lol
(but whether it's his underlings or his enemies who have more to fear is the question...)