Wednesday, July 2, 2008

On the occasion of the visit of the great King of Germania

His Excellency Landgraf Bogey von Hesse-Fedora honored the visiting King of Germania, Markgraf von Brandenburg, etc. etc. with a review of the entire Landgraviate's regular army.*

The Landgraf, five Generals, seven squadrons of Horse, four regiments of Foot with their grenadiers, the Jagerkorps, and the Artillery brigade with all four pieces were inspected by His Majesty on the Platzgrund this evening.

Our engraver captured the moment as the Landgraf waived his hat to the men of the army, signalling three cheers for the King. Note the presence of Lieutenant General Linus von Larrabee, Minister of War at Our Landgraf's right hand, and the special Color Guard from the Leib Regiment (the colors, however, are still furled at the Landgraf's order pending revenge for the Battle of Olmosbach).

*Pundits will remark on the absence of the Landgrafin's Fusiliers. Technically, they are not part of the army. However, while the entire army was concentrated, it was deemed necessary to deploy the Fusiliers, wearing nothing but their white undercoats, to the borders to keep an eye out for Homburg mischief.


Ed Youngstrom said...

For those interested, the entire army is RSM95 castings.

There are 310 foot, 108 cavalry, 5 generals, and 24 gunners with an artillery train of 4 guns with 2-horse limbers.

Grand total: 463 figures!

The King is from Front Rank.

Ed v. H-F

Martin said...

To quote Darth Vader, "Impressive! Most Impressive!" Are there plans in the works to expand the forces? If so, what types?


Martin a.k.a. The Markgraaf

P.S. How's young Stein getting along?

Ed Youngstrom said...

First, even Blei-Sammeln wearies of Stein...we almost sent him over to Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein, but decided it might just be safer to keep an eye on him.

Other than the terminally unpainted Fusiliers, I don't have any plans to add to the Landgraf's forces at this time. I currently have Saxe-Jungbach (Saxons), Welf-Este (Hanoverians), Hesse-Homburgers (Austrians), and Zwischen-Andere (Prussians again but with ImagiNation Bavarian blue and white uniforms) all in the hopper. Plus hordes of Eureka 100 club orders of more Saxons and Dutch!

Nope, Bogey's done for now!


Frankfurter said...

i envy your paint jobs!

Der Alte Fritz said...

An impressive looking army. Congratulations for a job well done. Putting on a grand review of the troops is one of life's little pleasures.

PS: the Eureka Dutch are nearing completion. I had an e mail from Nic yesterday and they wanted some information on a few details for a couple of the figures. So it sounds like they are close to being done.

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi Ed,

Wow, what a treat for the eyes! Nothing like RSM figures en masse.

Best Regards,


Bluebear Jeff said...

Furst Bruno von Ursa of the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein is very impressed with this assemblage.

He feels that Bogie should be justly proud of his troops.

Well done, sir. Very well done.

-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

Capt Bill said...

What an excellent review it is!

Fitz-Badger said...

Agreed, impressive, excellent array! Thanks for sharing!