Today, the 24th of january, is the 48th birthday of King Friedrich II.. In his honour, IR 41 Graf Wied zu Neuwied performes a birthday parade (click the pictures to enlarge):
The outer perimeter is guarded by the Feldjäger-Korps zu Fuß:
IR 41 arriving on the parade ground in march column:
Turning to form line:
Line formed !
Inspection of the troops by the Inhaber, Franz Carl Ludwig Graf von Wied zu Neuwied:
Gun Salute ! Performed by a 12-pdr. "Brummer", manufactured 1720:
"Ein dreifach Hoch auf den König !" (Three cheers to the King!):
"Achtung!" Austrian spies!
Freikorps Musketeers are vigilant:
"Halt! You are under arrest!"
"Run, Herr General-Feldwachtmeister, run!"
"Who have we here?! .. Well done, soldiers!"
"Well done, Oberst von Schlappstein. An excellent parade and a captured austrian officer. I will mention you to the King."
Do the Graf von Neuwied and Oberst Schlappstein know, that there are Croat Grenzers in the area? The Austrian General-Feldwachtmeister will surely order a rescue operation!
Thanks to Jim Purky (Der Alte Fritz) and Bill Protz for inspiring me to use my miniatures for more then just gaming! Thanks to Chris for the photos of his beautiful Feldjäger miniatures.