Part 6: The Fireloques of Ferlangen.
The Fireloques of Ferlagen are a troop of deadly accurate handgunners that have fought throughout the Province of Ostland, often under the army banner of Elector Count von Raukov himself. Wearing the black and white of their home province, the Fireloques of Ferlagen bear no formal insignia, but superstitiously decorate their hats and uniforms with the bones of fallen comrades and other good luck charms.
Even amongst the stubborn Ostlanders, the Fireloques of Ferlagen have gained a reputation for tenacity, holding their gun line and unleashing volley after volley of fire into approaching enemies. Their refusal to surrender the flank against marauders of the north during the three-day Battle of Littered Bones earned them the nickname of Skull Clubbers, as without gunpowder for the entire last day, they resorted to using their beloved handguns as blunt weapons to stem the tide of the attackers.
The Fireloques of Ferlangen are the first unit of handgunners in the grand army. Their uniforms are black and white with no set pattern. I went with yellow feathers to match the artwork above.
I must show these amazing costumes created by a Warhammer themed larp group Fireloques of Ferlangen (in Polish Fizylierzy z Ferlangen), imperial handgunners from Ostland.
Coming soon………….Part 7: Mustering the troops of Ostland.