Monday, January 11, 2010

New Erin

"We are the Fenian Brotherhood, skilled in the arts of war,
And we're going to fight for Ireland, the land we adore,
Many battles we have won, along with the boys in blue,
And we'll go and capture Canada, for we've nothing else to do."
-Fenian soldier's song

Éirí Amach na bhFiann (Fenian Revolution) was successful, and New Erin (formerly New Brunswick) was established in 1870. It has since become an U.S. protectorate but still retains the autonomy of an independent country.

The Canadian border still sees some skirmishes between the army of New Erin and the British but England is losing interest as it's turning it's eye towards Mars.

I'm ruminating about what their uniforms should look like. I think that I'm just going to use U.S. Military style uniforms only with green hat's and jackets, and black pants- just some thoughts.


  1. Your uniform thoughts mirror my own. I like this, make it so :)

  2. Yup!

    Uniforms produced by Northern factories and churned out in varying shades of green due to the inconsistent dyes that are a byproduct of the skimming off of money from Irish orders.

    Firearms are purchased from US surplus through Irish-friendly contacts in the USA but still there are cases of unservicible weapons being shipped to New Erin as a result of ongoing anti-Irish sentiments among US citizens and businessmen.

  3. No winchesters for the Irish, just smoothbore rifles ;)

  4. "That's the third rifle this month with a sprung hammer!"

    "Oi, quit yer bitchin and ask Gerty for another hair pin!"

  5. The collective blog Emperor vs Elector offers a friendly "diplomatic and 'flashnews from our country' exchanges" board to creators (currently some 76 contributors) of Lace Wars Imagi-Nations. What about a similar 'League of late 19th C. Imagi-Nations' collective blog?

  6. Good looking Fenians on Rot and Drivel -but you already know them, I'm sure.

    Were the (totally fanciful) uniforms given to 'the Irish Brigade at Fontenoy' in a late 19th C. illustration based on the 'historical' 19th C. ones? I would not be the one and only 'freak' enjoying to 'translate' uniforms from other periods to Lace Wars ones?