'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
The result of those bloody minutes: through the smoke, a number of French casualties can be dimly made out. The second surviving squad of French soldiers was no more...
|This page is maintained by Bart Vetters|
Schild en Vriend Miniature Wargaming Club Leuven