Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Louis XV presents Reich Duke Wilhelm a carriage and escort

King Louis XV of France presents FM Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein a new carriage from the famed coach builder Louis-Philippe to honor his promotion to Field Marshall. The king was very impressed with Wilhelm's string of victories over the dreaded Prussians and wanted to demonstrate his admiration. In addition to the fine carriage, King Louis XV presented the Reich Duke a squadron of elite mounted musketeers equipped like his own Guard Musketeers. The Reich Duke and Duchess were overwhelmed by the generosity of King Louis XV and were anxious to tour the capital in style.

4 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

A lovely coach, great collection of figures and an absolutely wonderful backdrop for this vignette.


-- Jeff

Martin said...

Hey Cap'n,

The Duke has got quite a wagon there. What kind of milage does he get? Will this lead to a frenzy of road improvement projects in the Duchy? Or, since its Beerstein, after a hard slog when they pull into the roadside inn's yard, just declare, "Beer for everyone! Including the horses!"

Yours,

Martin

tidders said...

Super coach and figs

-- Allan

abdul666 said...

Quite a show!
A magnificient diorama.
Jean-Louis