Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Pierres de La Corbière, sieur de Saint-Alar
Cadet subaltern in the Normandy Regiment
A Breton, Pierres de La Corbière is a cadet, a young nobleman serving as an ensign to a musketeer company in the Normandy Regiment since 1623. Saint-Alar (b. 1604) saw action in the campaign against Genoa in 1625.
Saint-Alar was popular with the other officers in the regiment, despite a reputation for irritability born of hubris, but many lost their confidence in the ensign following a duel in which Saint-Alar dishonored himself by his conduct.