Wednesday, September 28, 2011

International Brigades

Pictured is flag of one of the many "International Brigades" sent to Unkerlant. The term brigade is misleading. Few could muster more than a platoon.
Filled with the best intentions, many foreigners flocked to Unkerlant, and its various factions, to help with struggle for a united Unkerlant. Very few actually made it. Travel in and out of Unkerlant, even with todays trains and aeroplanes, is spotty at best. And with most of the borders closed, even harder. Most foreigners are forced through Transbalkania, where they are arrested. if they are lucky. Worse, if they are unlucky.
One unit, however, has distinguished itself fighting for the more progressive PFU forces. The Ben Franklin Battalion, from the US, is made up from a collection of WWI vets and adventuresome scientists.
Unkerlant's isolation, both politically and geographically, has attracted academia for years. When not studying the country's peculiar linguistics, geology, flora, fauna and scientific advances (or lack there of), members of the Ben Franklin battalion can be found kicking in some teeth of those jack booted thugs, the UNF.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Koenigstadt Civic Militia

A rough watercolor by an unknown artist of a Civic Militiaman after the fall of Koenigstadt. Acting both as police force and personal bodyguard to the king, even at the height of warfare, the Militia still wore their distinctive spiked silver helmets and appulettes. They proved to be effective shock troops.

Friday, September 9, 2011

For St Osbert and Unkerlant!

Though Unkerlant has never been considered especially pious, a few rural militias have been known to carry religious flags into battle. This is one such flag, depicting Unkerlant's patron saint, St. Osbert. Osbert was a wayward monk sent to preach to the unholy barbarians located in the secluded valley that would become Unkerlant. Osbert approached the local chieftain, Unkar, and began describing the wonders of Christianity. Unkar promptly had Osbert's head detached from his body. Still, legend says, Osbert kept preaching the gospel. He was set on fire. Still he kept singing the gospels praises.
The chieftain was impressed. He would not convert, but from that point on, his descendants would. St. Osbert would come to embody the fighting spirit of the people of Unkerlant. Battling on despite the odds.