Sunday, January 3, 2016

Which (if any) state did you base your Imagi-Nation on?

Was wondering about how y'all decided how big/what type of troops/etc your Imagi-Nations would comprise of? Was it a consciously planned structure or did you just start painting, or a bit of both?

For what its worth mine was roughly based on the idea of providing a Reichsarmee Brigade sized force + a few cavalry, light infantry etc units for my French army, and calculating a state & population size to maintain that.  I found the state of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel fitted the bill as a model", with a small Garde du Corps, 4 Infantry, 1 Fusilier & 1 Jager battalions, and for cavalry a Dragoon and a Hussar  regiment. (It also had the rather interesting "Voluntaire Auxiliaires" which I'm finally getting round to recruiting for myself in my own Imagi-Narrative.)

 *though my Imagi-Nation only has 1 battalion per regiment, not 2 as it is 1/2 the size of Brunswick population & land wise

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In Patagonia

In Patagonia
The history of Aurikania and Pathagounia
The complete unabridged history in four volumes
With copious notes on the manner of the original manuscript

Excerpt from Treachery Strikes House Patagonia
There is treachery in house Patagonia.  The house guard has been struck down with the death of all five standard bearers.  The dead bodies of several house Aurikanian Officer corp from Prince Blake’s retinue were found on the palace grounds.  This was not immediately brought to the attention of neither the king nor his counsel but in due time it was discovered that a gruesome scene had unfolded on the parade grounds of the royal palace.  The Patagonian house standard-bearers were found dismembered with their regalia torn from their command stands. Upon further investigation it appears that insurgents from house Prince Blake’s entourage  had killed the entire Patagonian standard-bearer core. Replacements were immediately found and put in place.
Marching to the sound of the guns the Patagonian army formed up and gave battle to Aracania in a battle that lasted a full evening.

Patagonia on the frontier 1762. This is the story of two imagi-nations Set in a time long ago.
Table of Contents Volume I-III:
I  The foundation of the territories and the naming of the provinces.
            A. Ancient Times, see The Island of Marnon and other historical fables.
            B. The War and the division of Auricania and Patagonia
II Early Naval Architecture
III  The Royal families: Prominent Families and Individuals
IV The Lineage of the House of Patagonia
V  The Armies
VI The Armies Part the Second
VII  The Rules of Warfare
VIII  The Naval Atlas of the Western Sea and the colonies
IX  The Island of Marnon and early histories including fantastic stories and myths from long ago
X  The solar calendar of the Auricanian and Patagonian hemisphere
Plate 1: Maps
Plate 2 Illustrations

Plate 3 Photographic engravings 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Generating Families & Personalities?

Several months ago someone posted a system for generating Families and Personalities for the major families in an imaginary country.

It was different from the Tony Bath version (which I have) but I do not recall who posted it.  Would someone please direct me to it?

-- Jeff

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Jacdaw30 figures

Assembled Kings, Queens, Electors, Lechers, Despots and Ne'er do Wells, for those of you that have been wondering.

Left Bank Workshops is continuing to work on getting these figures back into production. To stay up to date on when they will be able to start producing I suggest you bookmark or follow the blog and/or follow the facebook page.

blog link


the facebook page is open to public so no need to join fb if it is not your thing

some samples of the recruits available my assembled majesties


Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Velikye Byelgorodniya Court Circular

The Grand Prince of Velikye Byelgorodniya, Dmitry IV Dmitrovich of the House of Mikhailov, Duke of Kapusta Zemlya, Count of Novi Byelgorod, Hereditary Hetman of the Cassock Horde, and Grand Master of the Order of the Golden Cockerel, wishes to apprise his fellow sovereigns of his wedding anniversary gift to his beloved wife, Her Royal Highness Grand Princess Olga Anastasia Nikolayevna of Velikye Byelgorodniya, Duchess of Kapusta Zemlya, and Pfalzgräfin of the County Palatinate of Standarten-Pudel.

Let it be known that our Most Noble Grand Prince has bestowed upon the Grand Princess the Honorary Colonelcy-in-Chief of the 1st Novi Byelgorod Grenadiers, a title in his gift.

The Regiment will henceforth be known as The Grand Princess' Own 1st Novi Byelgorod Grenadiers.

May Our Friends Take Heart and Our Enemies Tremble!

Friday, February 6, 2015

London Waroom Spanish sought

Anyone out there willing to sell me a few Spanish leather soldiers mounted and or dismounted?

Monday, December 29, 2014

Guess who...

In Edinburgh today we saw this-
Guess who I was reminded of?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Image of French military mules, WAS

A detail from an engraving reproducing the painting of the Battle of Assietta during the War of Austrian Succession by Hyacinthe de la Pegna. A zoomable version of the whole painting is available here; full of 'authentic' looking details such as the ersatz gaiters of canvas.

Unfortunately it seems that the only images in full color available on the web are incomplete, showing only the upper right part with the death of the French commander the Chevalier de Belle-Isle:
 The place where the original painting is exposed is unfortunately not given on Wikipedia, so the colors of the mules' harness, decorated eyelids, bells... remain so far a mystery.
As far as I know no manufacturer offers such gloriously decorated military mules (which according to a contemporary text were 'punished' by being deprived of their bells and plumes if disobedient!). Of course they would look more 'warlike' without their eating bags!

Thanks to 'Ralphus'who posted the link to the engraving on the 'Wars of Louis XIV' blog . I already knew this image from "L'histoire universelle des armées', Laffont, 1966,

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Meet the new Duke of Tradgardland

Gentle readers and fellow devotees of imaginations you are invited to drop by the Tradgardstadt Palace grounds and meet the new Duke of Tradgardland-

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Reichsarmee training question

Morning all!
I looking for information about the Reichsarmee. How often did they meet as batts/regts for training?At what level did they train -company,batt or what? Information re the different contingents and how often they came together and the officers and their background. Did the soldiers practice on firing ranges/pardadegrounds/wasteland/heaths in their local communities? The more I think about it how little I know about the day to day working of the reichsarmee at a low level...
Thanks in anticipation

Sunday, October 5, 2014

London War room Spanish figures

Does anyone know if the London war room 18th Century Spanish are still available?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Free Campaign Map

The following map is FREE for any who would like to use it for an Imagi-Nation campaign:

 How I plan to use it can be found here.

-- Jeff