Saturday, April 18, 2009
Reich Duke Wilhelm establishing a Foreign Legion Brigade
President K. Rapp of the Republic of Neues Sudland has approved his 4th Regiment of Dragoons as Reich Duke Wilhelm first unit in the newly authorized Foreign Legion Brigade. The 4th's Dragoons nicknamed "The Ponces" raised on 26 January 1713 from the sons of well to do personages in Ekaterinsburg and appropriate volunteer gentlemen from the German States, France and the United Kingdom. The colonels and senior officers of this regiment are only drawn from the best families of the republic. Despite this, the regiment also has a very good combat record. This regiment will be the senior unit in our Foreign Legion. Reich Duke Wilhelm envisions this legion to grow to four infantry battalions, two cavalry regiments and a battery of excellent artillery. Any nation wishing to volunteer a unit can be assured they will be provided the finest uniforms, flags, and equipment of the native country.