Dreiburgen Irregulars

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The Dreiburgen Irregulars await the next battle on the fields of Potrero
Founded: A.S. XXXIX
Status: To be determined
the Irregulars could wear the badge of Dreiburgen like any other subject of the barony


To have a Baronial Unit and to provide a group for unattached fighters to play with.


As the Vth Brigade, continued its focus on being a Kingdom warband there were also households and warbands that recruited from Dreiburgen, and tended to fight as their own units.

Thus over time the Barony was no longer represented on the battlefield and the few remaining unattached fighters in the barony were ones who were hesitant to commit to any warbands.

Because of this, Baron Malcolm of Dreiburgen founded the "Dreiburgen Irregulars" with an open structure that allowed unattached fighters and even other entire warbands to fight under the Dreiburgen Banner with no commitment beyond a single event/engagement. If you look up SCA Stories, you will find many Jests (stories) recorded by Baron Malcolm of many true War time adventures of the "Dreiburgen Irregulars" its members and the various other warbands who joined it from time to time (only reality was changed to protect the dream).


The Military term Irregulars can be used to describe any nonstandard unit of soldiers. In the case of the Dreiburgen Irregulars it means that it is a volunteer unit with no service commitment required. Fighters may join or leave as their willingness and desire to serve Dreiburgen permits. Many feel that going out alone on a war field is no fun. However SCA history is full of stories about the trials and tribulations of joining the wrong war band. With The Irregulars being a noncommittal volunteer unit, fighters can play with us with no fear of most of those political problems.



In period many combat units would make a banner specifically for that campaign. Then at the end of the campaign the banner would be torn up and divided among the men of the unit. These fighters would typically tie these scraps to their belts to show that they were part of that campaign and you could tell by looking at this soldiers belts how many campaigns they had been in. This is where the modern tradition of campaign ribbons comes from.

The Dreiburgen Irregulars follows this period tradition. A new banner is made for every war painted with the towers of the barony and sometimes the tails carry the badges of other units that have attach to the Irregulars or that the Irregulars have attached to Vth Brigade and Caidan Royal Artillery Corps. At the end of the War the banner is torn up and divided up among all who fought under it along with some baronial coin.

Standing Orders

Be chivalrous and have fun with in the SCA rules of combat.


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Read the exploits of The Dreiburgen Irregulars