'Schild en Vriend' is an old Flemish battlecry, used in the rebellion of the city of Brugge against the French, May 18, 1302. Legend tells that it was used to differentiate between the French-speaking (who could not pronounce 'schild') and Flemish-speaking citizens. Nowadays, historians tell us that it was probably 'Des Gilden Vriend'.
For a few tusks more
Just before the French got themselves ambushed. They are advancing towards the jungle in a nice inverted V formation, with the mitrailleuse at the apex and sheltering the command group and mobile garden inside. The right leg of the V has taken some casualties from sniping fire from the villa to the right, beyond this photograph. In the jungle, the natives about to spring the ambush can just be made out.
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Schild en Vriend Miniature Wargaming Club Leuven