An elegant and sometimes frivolous dance of intrigue and deception in the Principality of Estria, where the dark threat of main-force is never far beneath the surface.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Forces of the Gran Ducato di Brescegna: Cavalry
The Brescegnian cavalry include one regiment of Grantaiere a Cavallo, three regiments of dragoons, one of cuirassiers, and one of hussars. Dragoon coats, like those of the infantry, are green.
The Granatieri a Cavallo della Granduchessa, based at Brescegna, are commanded by Giancarlo Ludovico di Brescegna. Light green coats, pale cyan facings. Again, Austrian influence is apparent in the style of bearskin worn by the Granatieri a Cavallo.
The Reggimento di Dragoni della Cittavecchia, based at Zirona, are commanded by Gianfranco Fortunato di Zirona. Facing colour is blue.
The Reggimento di Dragoni Tranti is based at Tarantina, under the command of Paolo Enrico, Marchese di Tarantina. Facing colour is pink.
The Reggimento di Dragoni San Caglio, based at Savona, is commanded by Emiliano Raffaele di Savona. Facing colour is yellow.
The Corazzieri Casanuova, based at Tarantina, are commanded by Francesco Raffaele, Barone di Parmeso. Lavender coats, white facings.
The Corsari di Darmato are based at Bàssina. Their colonel is Carlo Massimiliano di Bàssina. Hussar-style uniform with white dolman, red breeches, and red pelisse trimmed with brown fur. Instead of the mirliton, they wear tall brown busbies, another sign of Austrian influence.