Friday, October 31, 2008

A Letter from Sachsen-Wachsenstein

By swiftest couriers, copies of the following letter hurry their way to the Reichsarmee and to Mssr Chevert:

TO: Feldzeugmeister von Blei-Sammeln, commander of the Imperial Reichsarmee

TO: Lt Gen Chevert, commander of the Bohemian Corps of the Army of His Most Christian King, Louis XV, le bien aime

At the direction of the War Ministry of Her Highness, Maria Teresa, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, the Sachsen-Wachsenstein contributory kreis regiment will march to the vicinity of Wurzburg to join your illustrious armies. Please provide guides in the vicinity of Wurzburg to direct this corps to its assembly point. Composed of a battalion of musketeers, a battalion of fusiliers, and their accompanying grenadiers and artillery, the contributory kreis regiment will be lead by the most honorable undersigned,

Remaining your humble and obedient servant,

Siegfried, Duke of Sachsen-Wachsenstein

[This is the third, and last, contingent marching from Mississippi to Texas for the Texas Big Battalions game at MilleniumCon.]


Frankfurter said...

One, no sympathy please, I'm paying the price for ignoring my welfare when younger ...
Two: until September, Frankfurter had been eagerly mobilizing for the affair (over 400 figures -- 9 battalions of line / grenediers and two half battalions of lights, and four guns) painted so that they could fight on either side or both ... LOL).
In September, some of my chronic helath problems increased in intensity leading to spending the last week of September in considerable pain in our local horse pistol.
After being released from durance painful, I continued to hope, and began painting a unit of Hussars.
Unfortunately, a comparitively short trip to a wedding I was asked to perform demonstrated to me that I am simply vstly too weak to consider any trip of more than about 4 to six hours one way.

I'll be very jealous and very eager to see the pictures ... take lots of them!!!

Maybe next year at the syw conference of the next game in Illinois ...


Ed Youngstrom said...


I'm sorry to hear that. I was hoping to meet you and see the Frankfurter hordes.

As to the von B-S...umm, Blei-Sammeln...he seems to have attracted ALL KINDS of reinforcements lately!

Ed v. H-F

ColCampbell50 said...

Check my blog for the pictures of the second (and final) part of the Sachsen-Wachsenstein contingent.