Sunday, 12 July 2009
One aspect of Imagi-nations I really enjoy is imagining things! Those of you who have kept up with current affairs (c1700) in ONW will know that a vague, potential threat has materialised in the secretive and mysterious Slavonian Empire. The new Avtokrator, Pyotr III, is flexing his military muscles, and for some reason best known to his poor deranged self, he has ordered that his army be re-uniformed, re-equipped and reorganised. What was a motley collection of regiments has been organised into 25 legions, each legion containing 20 battalions. Obviously, such a re-orgaionsation required some sort of system in the design and allocation of colours. Such a system was devised, and is being implemented. But quite frankly, the results, apart from the Vexillium shape of infantry colours and cavalry standards, is boring. Not so, with the irregular border horse, or Kozakim. Here the various Attamans dug in their heels, re-stated their claim that they were free land-holders and would continue to fight, if they consented to do so, under their ancient banners. so, without further ado, here are the banners of the Attamans of the six Kozakim Ordos.
Note that these images are not to scale, the long pennants of the Dan, Ostrakhan and Urak Ordos are somewhere about 20 feet in length. The other Ordo's banners are of a commendsurate size, and are normally mounted on a cart, rather than carried by a rider.