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Ludwig VIII, Prince-Archbishop of Frankenberg

May 9, 2010

Well, here he is, the Prince Archbishop himself. He is made out of a dismounted Dutch officer, with a French Dragoon head filed down and green stuff modelled gown and fringe. The fringe actually looks more like a fur band around the hat, but never mind. Ludwig looks eager for action, advancing sword in hand, but he is actually suffering from the runs and is discarding his paraphernalia as he heads for the nearest bush!

On the same base is Luddie’s herald, Ernst, carrying the standard of the ecclesiastical Principality. It has a wurst representing the people crossed with a key to the Kingdom of Heaven. Black and Gold are the traditional colours of Frankenberg, whilst the pink cross was put there by Ludwig himself. The standard was handpainted – I don’t think I could do this on the computer!

Ernst wears the uniform of the Frankenberg Leibgarde – a pink coat with yellow cuffs, and a purple rosette on his tricorne. The next troops painted will be the Frankenberg militia.

More Marlburian troops have been completed, and are on display here:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2010 7:50 am

    Emperor vs Elector would warmly welcome Frankenberg!


    • Natholeon permalink*
      August 10, 2010 9:52 am

      We have little to offer except prayers and sausages, but Frankenberg would be humbled to accept this invitation!
      Incidentally, the Uberallesheim regiment of the militia and the Leibgarde zu pferd squadron are on the painting table as I type.
      More anon

  2. August 8, 2010 12:31 pm

    PS: nice uniform for the Leibgarde!
    Looking forward to discover the militia.

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