Historically, the Jesuit presence in South America and Mexico disrupted the political and economic direction of the Viceroys in the new world. That changed with the expulsion of the order in the later 18th century. For our game purpose, the Jesuits are replaced by a Religious Order whose dedication to the righteous path rivals that of Inquisition.
The spiritual leader is an extra Russian General officer, bald but covered with a cape. This was ideal to represent his holiness in a cardinal’s vestment with cappello (hat) and farraiolo (cape).
The Brotherhood are all Essex with a touch of Old Glory. The cream coloured robes have no historical basis other than looking nicer on green turf, plus the weapons stand out nicer. The banner was a suggestion from David of Not By Appointment, whose blog you will find in the listing.