Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Battle Honor: Shannon's Irish Guard

Stepping out of narrative:

Despite their failure to win the day, the resilience of Shannon's Irish Guard was so exceptional as to merit a battle honor for First Vergoldeten. The cards were totally with Arnold's forces, Asgar's card only turning up once. Yet, Shannon's managed to pass one morale check after the next despite being reduced to less than 50% strength, not only to avoid breaking but even to advance nearer to an enemy and loose a rather brutal first volley of their own once their card turned.

Under the circumstances, I've decided their heroism needs to be recognized.


Fitz-Badger said...

Hooray for the Irish! :-)

message from Ballyfoole of the Soweiter League

Bluebear Jeff said...

Yes, even in defeat a unit may increase its glory. May Shannon's Irish Guard continue to stand proudly.

-- Jeff

andygamer said...

The Spanish-Irish had motto scrolls added to their flags for valour in the defence of Velletri in WAS Italy.
[Scroll down a tiny bit to the paragraph starting "Spain, even in decline,..."]

So maybe add a motto scroll with a suitable [Latin?] motto for their brave performance?

andygamer said...

Add to their flags, that is.

abdul666 said...

If the regiment is not already painted, do it: it deserves this proof of recognizing!


Snickering Corpses said...

Very interesting link, andygamer. Lots of good info in that book, from the little bit I read.