Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I discovered that Blogger has changed its "Dashboard". Things will look different when you try to post something.
To enable the new editor, first navigate to your blog's Settings | Basic tab. Near the bottom of the page you will see a field called Select Post Editor, and from there you simply need to select Updated Editor and save your settings. That's it!
Anyway, I wanted to alert all of you so that you don't wonder what has happened.
The Presipality recently established preliminary diplomatic exchanges with several other countries: Alstein, a currently 'Keine Namen' one and a complex still only known by the nickname of 'The Wholly Romantic Empire' (?): hopefully they'll join us someday.
The Great Antipodeal Continent of Pangaea is a world on its own, but events there deserve to be followed.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
His blog ...
And he'd like to join our expanding EvE universe ... so I promised him I'd mention him here!
Monday, December 21, 2009
I have posted a photo of our "Yule Tree" (as usual, click on photo for a closer view). If you look carefully, you will find many "toy soldier" nutcrackers hanging from branches.
We now have well over 70 blog members. Did you realize that we had so many Imagi-Nations?
Please be sure to update your personal blogs with word of new units "raised" during the holidays . . . we all like looking at new toys.
Finally allow me to wish the very best to all of your Imagi-Nations (the vile Stagonians excepted, of course) not only during the holidays, but during the coming new year.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
----------ANTWORTEN HIER MEINEN HERREN----------
Identities Revealed Left to Right
Francois l'Marquise de Hottatrot
Der Hurtshog Stanken Fhartz (blue)
Guiles Count l'Beauchamp (sword)
Diplomat von Bergmann (Polish crimson)
Unnamed Supply Officer (Light blue)
Could be John OFM?
Outside At Front Door
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Greetings and wish you and your families well.
One of my Confederates in the creation and production of the Direktorat aus Herrschaden has departed from us. His true name is Kevin Jowett, the principal of Battleline Scenics, a small independent business operation based in Australia, supplying wargames products and services.
He leaves a wife and sons. His brother has asked for all to know the business will continue at least for the moment. I do not know if any here (or on other wargamer boards) have orders/outstanding considerations etc, with the business. If so, please mail me direct.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
A report on the recent Battle of Anheuser is available at the Murdock's Marauders site. Forces from a number of Imagi-Nations took part in this engagement . . . not all turned out as expected.
(note -- this was a proxy battle -- that is, one that was fought by third parties after the actual participants submitted their "Orders of Battle" and their "orders" . . . and the results, as in this case, often involve some surprises.)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Extreme Gallian left flank. Tagewerben was successfully taken by The Fischer Legion and two battalions of the Brigade of Lt. Gen. Armentieres. Near is a portion of 2/Berry. In Tagewerben is 2/Royal Roussillon. Hesse Seewald forces successfully prevented any further Gallian advance from here.
View from the Gallian left flank. The Pratzen Heights blocks your view of the Gallian center and right flank.
Behind the center you see Gallian Commander in Chief, Lieutenant Général Chevert on a light grey horse. Other EvsE personalities are atop one of our Victory Monuments.
Viewing the battle:
Frankzonia's Hurtszhog in a dark blue coat with associates, Count l'Beauchamp in light green and 'lMarquise de Hottatrot with raised sword. Tradgardland's premier diplomat von Bergmann in a Polish crimson justaucorps. How and when did von Bergmann arrive on the continent?
Wonderfully fun. Der Alte orchestrated a terrific game!
A young Gallian dragoon hands an attache case to the Baron, who looks at a couple of the papers inside, and then quickly wheels his horse towards the rear shouting for an aide.
The messenger remonstrates, pointing to the Hurtshog animatedly, but Bastille brusquely orders the lad away!
L'Comte d'Beauphaup quickly overtakes the rider and inquires, "What news from Frankfurter, M'seur?"
"There seems to be a mutiny among the Frankszonian forces in their southern Stadt Wald, m'Lord," the lad replies, excitedly. "A supply train from Wittenberg was taken, and one of St. Maurice's patrols were ambushed! Several regiments seem involved, and they've got the support of the peasants in the forest!"
After sharing the shock and excitement (and a draft of cordial) with the lad, the count hurries back to the Hurtshog. To their pressing inquiries, he replies, "that foolish Gallian will be buying more of our seltzer and bizmuth, my lords." Then he adds, grimly, "It seems that the inevitable consequences of removing the Hurtshog from such an unstable stew as Frankfurter are already boiling over."
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Military Order of the Golden Crown
Der Hertzhog Stanken Fhartz of Frankszonia, Knight Commander
Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard
King Leopold IV of Wittenberg
Countess Wilhelmina of Weinpfalz
Lietung-Direktor Otto von Blitzenkrug, Der Direktorate aus Herrschaden
Prinz Kelson von Tisch
Order of the Goblet
Professor Jochaim Biergeliebter, Der Direktorate aus Herrschaden
Baron von J, Kingdom of Unkerlant
Our gallant army has been successful in withstanding the invading Imperium hordes. This Saturday last our noble troops and their stalwart Brittanian allies defeated the attempt by the Imperium army to seize the important cannon foundry in the Barony of Eisenmuhlen. Although the enemy is still in the field before our lines, he has not tried any further advances. We are assured by our military advisors that the current position of our army will ensure the Imperium forces cannot advance into your left rear and threaten your defenses against the Gallians under Msr. Chevert.
I remain your humble and obedient servant,
Friedrich Hapnich, Markgraf of Carpania
My dear Cousin,
The Reichsarmeeabteilung Obere Sachsen, under my command by order of the Imperium War Cabinet, has unfortunately not been as successful as I would have desired. Although we were able to defeat the perfidious Carpanians and their Brittanina allies at Alt Kirchendorf along the border, we were not able to continue with that success at Eisenmuhlen on Saturday last. Therefore we have not been able to advance any further and will thus not be able to threaten the left rear of the Hesse-Seewald army near Gotha. I am most apologetic in not being able to further the advance of your illustrious army but the Carpanian nut at Eisenmuhlen was just too difficult to crack.
I remain your most humble and obedient servant,
Bernard von Alderheim, Freiherr, MOGC
Feldzeugmeister of the Imperium army
posted from the field headquarters south of Eisenmuhlen near Coburg
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Frankzonia's Hurtzhog (center) conversing with Gallia's l'Intendant l'Comte de Bastille (right) on a street in Frankfurt Am Main, Germania.
Ten captioned photos tell the story in The Campaigns In Germania Blog. To find it, go over to the right and scroll waaaaay down.
Or use: http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
He's announced it on his Murdock's Marauders blog (click to go to blog). (Read past the "Battletech" stuff the "Proxy Battle Search" portion of his blog).
He has fought a number of such proxy battles before . . . so if your Imagi-Nation is trying to figure out how to invade another Imagi-Nation which is controlled by someone far far away from you, you might want to take the man up on his offer.
Monday, October 5, 2009
The battle report will be posted later this week after all the painters and illustrators have finished their works.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Please drop by ColCampbell's Barracks to read the first part of the battle report. Will these actions further imperil the Elector's hold on western Germania? Only time and more fighting will tell.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Von Bergman has been finding it hard of late to remain patient and quiet as he regains his health. Although recuperating in the company of comrades old and new he has long since run out of reading material . His thoughts are filled with activity- diplomatic, military and heroic. He remains unsure as to whether he is needed to further the Jacobite Cause in Scotland or whether he should return to the Duchy of Tradgardland his heimat. His eyes look out to sea , staring into the middle distance in pensive manner...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Please read this as it concerns the continuation of the story of Morea. I would realy apprecaite if someone answered the call.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Would any of our imaginations be interested in hosting a "Grand Tour" for a 28mm figure from the Duchy of Tradgardland. I imagined him being sent through the mail from country to country and appearing in your battles (as an observer of course and/or staff member ) and your blogs.My idea is at an embryonic stage but I wondered who was up for it...
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The old castle of Einfhart has been renovated, and there's a family reunion scheduled for the annual late grape harvest (okay, it's probably later than that in real Germany, but I always liked Reisling Spatlaze Rhine wines).
Since the family is as politically united as Frankfurter itself, this is going to take some ticklish diplomacy ....
Intendent Bastille pours himself a solid cup of Benedictine (Chevert Wine is for more delicate occasions) as he sees L'Comte Beauphaup sashaying towards his office.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The Duchy of Tradgardland is at present undergoing renovations in the shape of a new kitchen and also new flooring and bookshelves in the sitting room and dining room.
We have bought a great number of metal brackets to hold shelves to house the Ducal Library. Sadly we are unable to remove the glue left on the brackets after the removal of the "sticky labels."
Any ideas of what to use to remove the residual stickiness would be really appreciated!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Please visit and let my alter ego, Pjotr Nyudrev, guide you.
My Imagi-Nation should be situated north-west of Pils-Holstein, centered around modern day Dutch and Belgian Limburg.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I'd thought of making Ausfhart the village and Einfhart the castle, located somewhere in the Tannesberg ... but am looking for suitable images (this is a family board, remember!) of villages, forested hills, etc. to employ ...
Noticing that some of you folks are a whole lot better than I am at this sort of search ... I figured I'd ask for contributions (money acceptable but not tax deductible ... kidding!).
Infantry Regiment Kaiserschmarrn ,
Infantry Regiment Schwarzwalder Kirshtorte ,
Linzertorte Curaissiers ,
Lebkucken Hussars ,
Knoedel Grenz Hussars,
A detatchment of Schaumrollen Grenzers and elements of the
Train of artillery...
Monday, August 31, 2009
The local populous have long fretted that they were to become part of the Duchy of Tradgardland since the death of their beloved Duke Peter.
The Imperium commander, Graf von Apfelstrudel, told all who would listen the following-
“As far as the Imperium is concerned Saschen-Vindow is, and always has been, part of the Imperium. We look forward to a long and glorious stay here and hope to pay a visit into Tradgardland to reclaim territory that was once ours!”
Interesting days ahead…
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
What has caused such strife? Visit the HMKoNW and find out!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
On her way back to Monte-Cristo the charming Cavenderian ambassador visited the military harbor of Toulon, touring at length the defenses of the town. Given her perfect mastery of the French tongue, the Gardes escorting her (in civilian clothes) did not have to explain why the 'locals' claim the huge naked statue on the main wharf to be that of Amiral de Cuverville.
Some maliciously noticed that the nature of her escapade did not prevent Lady Patronelle and Herr Hermann Geldversteckt of rationalist Herrschaden from spending most of the evening together.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Der Direktorat aus Herrschaden warmly announces the completion of docks along the Oester river. Already, Regt Ostbanhalt has been dispatched (under authorized Direktion, code OIIIIIIIO), to travel the Oester north-east to the Baltsee.
Direktor Walther Picklesturm has surveyed and therefore direkted the establishment of a Freidistrikt, for the creation of a land-corridor, between Herrschaden and the sea, for trade and tourism.
All non-belligerent nations are welcome to apply korrektly (in writing), to use this facility for the peaceful purpose of commerce. Nations should also be aware, this district is now Direkted by Herrschaden and in due course will become a main centre of ship-building and a provider of all raw materials produced by Herrschaden.
Furthermore, travel along the Oester to, through and beyond Herrschaden, is now subject to a tariff. Exemptions from this are to be forwarded korrektly (in writing) to:
Unterdirektor Maximillian Weiss, c/- Der Direktorate aus Untersuchung
Blitzenkruz, Central Distrikt,
In addition, the following nations are exempt from tariff and are invited to dispatch a delegation of personnel to overseer the construction of their trade chapter-house:
Presipality of Monte-Cristo
Reich Duchy of Beerstein
Princedom of Cavenderia
Nations wishing to invest in the establishment of a trade chapter-house, should do so as soon as possible. This new construction developement (yet again, another Direktorate innitative), is selling off-the-plan fast.
Prime sea-side real estate, with views, wont last long. Dont be the 'last-of-the-nations'....
An officially authorized announcement by Nelneih Trebor, on behalf of trade relations, kontrolle and anweisung , Herrschaden.
"Go ahead - make a nice day"
Authorization Code ID: OIIIIIIIO