Saturday, 17 June 2017

Moving Old Betsy...

The large siege cannon 'Old Betsy', no longer needed in Vanderhof is being moved back north,
initially it will be taken to Ottenheim and kept their till General Waldebeck decides if he needs it, if not it will go back for storage at Heidelheim.
[new items: Prince August limber and more 6 more of my home-cast limber horses]

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The King visits the Llamas ...

The King has taken a break from official duties to go and see the llamas..

On his way he stops off at the farm on the palace estate to look at a couple of new cows, recently arrived from Uddersfeldt, they will help improve supplies of fresh milk ....


and then on to see the llamas. The King is pleased that Larry, Lucy and their little family are looking fit and well. There has been a new arrival - little Lizzy; and Leo has grown up and is like his mother in stature.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

The Irregulars artillery training ...

Some of the Irregulars are getting artillery training, Mademoiselle Givenchy watches proceedings.
[new items: 4 figure crew from the '28mm female napoleonic British artillery gun and crew' made by Elite Wargames and models'

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Infantry Regiment von Romer on their way back ....

Infantry regiment von Romer is on its way back home to the Zinzendorf province, it still has some way to go. On getting back to barracks they will be bought back up to strength.

the battalion gun brings up the rear....

[new items: limber, horse and rider; the rider is one of my 17C castings modified as needed with a Sash&Sabre head]

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The Kings Jagers on their way ...

Captain Scharfe leads a company of jagers on their march to the Zinzendorf province...

Sunday, 28 May 2017

General Waldebeck reviews the cavalry ...

Prior to travelling to take up his post as the Governor of the Zinzendorf province General Waldebeck reviews the cavalry regiments which will form parts of the forces at his disposal ...
With the peace treaty having been signed with Sax-Jarslberg recently, these units will soon be on the march, joining them will be Hofler's pandours and the Kings Jagers. The Friekorp infantry have been formed into a new regiment and will form the garrison of Vanderhof; all the rest of the regular troops will return to barracks in their home provinces.

General Waldebeck will also have under his command troops currently stationed in the Zinzendorf province plus the local 'Free-companies' raised by the burg town guilds.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Brother James makes a new friend ...

Gerald was not happy living in the Sackwald forest. He didn't fit in, not looking like the rest of his family and relations. So he decided to leave for a bit and explore the world outside the forest...

After travelling about for a few weeks he ended up at Wittenberg palace. He walked up from the main gate and towards the entrance, he stopped to say hello to the palace cats ...
then he went up the steps and into the main hall, the doorway with guards looked interesting ...
 He waited for a bit and then when some people went through the doors he walked confidently through behind them.  He wandered about a bit exploring the rooms ...

The King and Brother James were in the library, examining and putting away new acquisitions. Brother James was looking for the right place to put 'Codpieces in History' by Iver Biggen. The King was somewhat distracted by a shimmer of light by the window.
The King wondered if it might be an invisible of some form, he relaxed and squinted somewhat at the shimmer (as he had been taught by his great Aunt when he as a youth), concentrating hard for a minute or so he started to see something and then shimmer changed into something visible.  The King said 'Good Day sir''. Gerald was somewhat taken a-back, people could only see him if he wanted them to or if they had the sight.  He hesitated for a moment then introduced himself ..

Gerald told the king of decision to explore the world outside the forest. Gerald explained that he was from a family of pooka's who traditionally took the form of a 8ft white rabbit when they made themselves visible; however he was unable to do so and always ended up looking something like a snowman (some say it was because there was a strand of ice-sprite in the family)

After a long friendly chat with Gerald the King decided that he could stay about the palace provided that he did not cause any mischief. He introduced him to Brother James and put him in his charge, with the proviso to be invisible to all but the King and Brother James.

Gerald went with Brother James to his rooms where they had a good chat and a glass of sherry; they got on famously, so they decided to go into Wittenberg for the evening ...
where they had a great time. Gerald enjoyed himself and decided to stay around and spend some more time with his new friend Brother James .......