Another weekend, another TYW unit ready. The Imperial Dragoon regiment Mérode.
A unit that got the most awfull reputation for marauding, the name of the Obrist led many contemporary authors to play with the words Merode and marodieren. Calling his men Marodebrüder.
Jean de Merode started his military service in Spain but changed to the Imperial forces, fighting at Prague 1620. He rose to nobility in 1622 (Reichsgraf). 1623 Obrist, he often led small campaigns himself. Taking the island Fehmarn and many towns. 1631 Generalwachtmeister. At Lützen he covered Wallenstein's retreat. He was kia in 1633 in the small battle of Oldendorf (Hessen)
There can be no doubt that the success of the attack on and stand against the enemy at St. Lambert sur Dives can largely be attributed to this officer’s coolness ... London Gazette, no.36812, 27 November 1944
Helen wrote:Lovely work on your dragoons. What miniatures are you using?
Thank you Helen. The Warlord ECW ones, only alteration was to give all the big hats that most of the continental Dragoons wore . Again the Warlord ones from the box and more (like done at the foot before) made from metal foil and putty.
They are lovely sculpted miniatures, only drawback are the standard warlord horses, not the typical weak dragoon nags. Well, I guess Merode's men would have marauded some good cavalry horses.