Meeting in a closed session today, the Kriegsrat of the Obersaynischen Landstände today approved the demand of His Grace for a new levy on imports into the duchy of snuff and glasswares to fund an expansion of the Herzogerheer. An additional company of grenadiers is to be raised for each regiment of the Herzogerheer, and an expansion of the Ducal Artillery will be made by the requisition of two batteries of 12-pounders and two batteries of 7-pound howitzers. The demand of His Grace comes after rumours of disturbances at the debut of the Prinzessin Sophie-Vittoria along with reports of Gallian and Hessian troop movements along the Main and Neckar valleys to the south.
Copperplates of the new units will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, the drill instructors at the barracks of Festung Pfeffernüsse outside Hunsruck prepare for the influx of new recruits to replace the soldiers selected from the hat companies for transfer into the new grenadier units, while recruiting officers have been authorised to tour throughout the region to encourage enlistment.