As the Sara Sampson riots enter their second day in the seething streets of Hunsruck, a grim urgency catalyses the drillmasters of the vom und zum Riesling regiment, and of the Herzoger Artillery regiment as they muster in their new recruits.
With the dismissal of the Krantz Stahlwerke appeal, the new guns arriving from Bünde are unpacked and readied for their new gunners, as well.
The first order of business in forming these raw misfits into men capable of defending the honour of His Grace is stripping them of their disreputable civilian aura and attire. Removed from their civilian habits, they are exposed as the raw matter of future greatness.
Personal hygiene amongst the new recruits is often lamentably lacking, and a good scrubbing is usually necessary as part of the degreasing and delousing protocol introduced into the army by the Duke's new technical counselor. Note the use of a soft bristle brush with a suitable degreasing agent, such as dishwashing soap.
Properly rid of the ordure of their industrisal and mercantile past, the men take a quick rinse in the bracing waters of the Kernerfluss.
A quick march back to the barracks, and the men are permitted to refresh themselves and dry their kit.
Then, issued their bedrolls, they are allowed to recover their bearings before moving to the next step of their indoctrination.