1625 March: Le Mercure françois #12.   Posted by Jean Richer.Group: 0
Jean Richer
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Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 07:36
1625 March: Le Mercure françois #12
NEWS FROM PARIS
Monsieur Armand du Guerre, a new Parisian from Provence, joined Scudery's. Brevet Lieutenant-General le Chevalier Armand Lebeau joined Le Marais.

Colonel Bastien Durand of the Royal Normandy Marines announced his retirement, returning home to his family home in Aquitaine.

Another newcomer from Provence, Monsieur Etienne d'Isgrace, took a loan with the Shylocks. Also Padre Auguste de L'Espere took a loan with the Shylocks before volunteering as Regimental Chaplain for the 3rd Frontier Regiment.

Monsieur Patrick Delacroix tried to negotiate a ransom for his son, the prisoner-of-war Subaltern Maurice Delacroix of the Queen’s Own Carabiniers. The negotiations led nowhere, but at least it was confirmed that Subaltern Delacroix is alive.

Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre Dragos issued a formal challenge to Colonel Beau Geste for a duel in the first week of April.

M du Guerre and Lt-Col Dragos were noted for their conspicuous consumption this month.

Field Marshal le Chevalier Gaby d'Ailly appointed General Maurice Beauchamp as Army Commander for the Summer Campaign and Lieutenant-General Jean-Baptiste Chéron as his Adjutant General.

Inspector General of Cavalry Lieutenant-General Jean-Baptiste Chéron appointed the following Brigadiers:
  • Horse Guards Brigade: Brigadier-General le Baron Remy de Bouchard
  • Heavy Brigade: Brigadier-General Josselin Lazard
  • Dragoon Brigade: Brigadier-General Thaddée Solé

Inspector General of Infantry Vicomte Axel Pomeroy appointed the following Brigadiers:
  • Brigade of Guards: Brigadier-General Guillaume Beauvilliers
  • 1st Brigade of Foot: Brevet Brigadier-General Hubert Cortot
  • 2nd Brigade of Foot: Brigadier-General Mathéo Poulin
  • 3rd Brigade of Foot: Brigadier-General Gervais Riqueti
  • 4th Brigade of Foot: Brigadier-General Ludovic Vérany
  • Frontier Brigade: Brigadier-General Michel Demaret

The Royal Governor of Paris Lieutenant-General Baudouin Anouilh appointed
  • Captain of the Cardinal's Escort: Captain Joseph Dubost
  • Ensign of the Cardinal's Escort: Subaltern Olivier Ardouin
  • Captain of the King's Escort: Captain Robin Courbis
  • Ensign of the King's Escort: Subaltern Amadou Morin

Maid of Honour to Her Majesty Comtesse Nadia de Brunelles appointed Countess Madeleine de Jauffret as Lady in Waiting to Her Majesty.
Maid of Honour to Her Royal Highness Comtesse Désirée de Neuvier appointed Marquess Gilberte de Vigouroux as Lady in Waiting to Her Royal Highness.

Week 1
The most exciting event this week was of course when Bvt Lt-Gen Lebeau received his new title. He arrived at the Louvre in a rented carriage, bringing the wealthy and influential Madmoiselle la Principale Raymonde Gérin-Lajoie at his side. He was bestowed the Barony of Lourmarin in Provence by His Majesty Louis the Thirteenth, extending his estate to a Sizeable one.

Lt-Col Dragos bought a Large House in the Western du Palais.

M d'Isgrace joined the Picardy Flanders Musketeers as a Private.

Father Adam Beaufort gave a sermon at his small church. Among the attendees were Ludovic Bourbeau and Major Luc d'Aoun. The latter brought his mistress the influential Madmoiselle Marianne Bechard, and donated conspicuously.
Colonel Beau Geste attended church at the Cathedral de Notre-Dame, bringing his influential mistress Madmoiselle Andrée Grosjean, donating conspicuously for the both of them.

Week 2
Father Beaufort gave a sermon also this week. Among the attendees were Madmoiselle Mariette Plessis, Brigadier-General Josselin Lazard, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sylvain Lemoine.

Lt-Col Dragos attended church at the Cathedral de Notre-Dame, donating conspicuously.

M du Guerre rented a trainer to practice the Rapier. Mjr d'Aoun trained the Sabre at the Crown Prince Cuirassiers barracks.

Col Geste attended the Académie Militaire.

Week 3
Lt-Col Dragos practiced the Rapier at the 13th Burgundy Fusileers barracks. Mjr d'Aoun trained the Sabre at the Crown Prince Cuirassiers barracks. M du Guerre rented a trainer to practice the Rapier.

Private d'Isgrace fulfilled his regimental duties at the Picardy Flanders Musketeers barracks.

Col Geste visited Scudery's for some carousing.

Father Beaufort gave a sermon also this week. There were no notable attendees.

Week 4
M du Guerre rented a trainer to practice the Rapier. Col Geste practiced the Rapier at the 27th Aquitaine Musketeers barracks. Mjr d'Aoun trained the Sabre at the Crown Prince Cuirassiers barracks. Lt-Col Dragos practiced the Rapier at the 13th Burgundy Fusileers barracks.

Private d'Isgrace fulfilled his regimental duties at the Picardy Flanders Musketeers barracks.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT
Military commentators were surprised to note that the RNHB regiment were still attached to the 3rd Frontier Brigade, in spite of the orders from last month that it would join the 1st Front. ((OOC: My mistake...))

The 1st Front (Flanders)
The results of the defensive operations were inconclusive.

The 2nd Front (Burgundy)
The results of the siege were inconclusive.

The 3rd Front (Provence)
The results of the defensive operations were inconclusive. The Brigadier was KIA.

The 4th Front (Languedoc)
During the field operations our troops were driven from the field. Even so, the acting regimental commander was promoted.

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