Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pomp and Circumstance

Oberst Andreas Ritter von Trimbach, just informed of his New Year's commission as the new commander of the Tradgardland Regiment in the service of the Duke of Tradgardland, proceeds with the execution of his final honorific commission in the service of Herzog Ignaz by reviewing the parade route of the Prinzessin Sophie-Vittoria's nuptial procession through the Herzogerpark quarter of Hunsruck, along with the Leib company of the K├╝rassiere who will serve as the Prinzessin's honour guard during her journey to Waldreck for the official ceremony after the Octave of Epiphany.

Oberst von Trimbach is somewhat troubled by the refusal of the Prinzessin to consult on her security requirements during the procession and subsequent journey; indeed, it would seem she has had as little as possible to do with any planning, other than insisting upon a private Catholic wedding service prior to the official ceremony. Von Trimbach knew that such reticence is not out of the ordinary for such political alliances, and, indeed, significantly simplified the process, but the Prinzessin's behaviour on the crucial day remained a troubling cipher in Oberst Trimbach's logistical calculations.

3 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

He looks like a very likely candidate for command.


-- Jeff

A J Matthews said...

A strapping fellow, with great presence.

Capt Bill said...

He looks like the kind of fellow Reich Wilhelm would have selected as well...Bill