Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I suggest that you repair to the Lead Gardens for an interesting battle account.
The map to the left shows the initial disposition of troops . . . and in an interesting note for all Imagi-Nationers, while the battle is inspired by a historical one, LittleJohn has chosen to name various terrain features for some of the blogs he enjoys . . . and idea which I suspect will be copied from time to time.
Take a look at Lead Gardens. (click to go to the blog).
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Government commander in chief, Lord Woodstock, surveys the opposition with an appropriate level of disdain. Picture from the Battle of Culwhinic on May 8, 2009.
I have posted some pictures and an after action report of the Jacobite Rebellion Battle of Culwhinic that we fought last weekend using BAR rules with modifications for the '45. Please travel to the Der Alte Fritz Journal, using the link at the right side of this page, and be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge the view.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sir David Linienblatt of Tippelbruder named Colonel-Proprietor of the Beerstein Honourable Pensioners
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Regimental anecdotes and traditions:
When the Regiment formed in 1726, one of the drummers was a negro boy named Kane, (he was a runaway slave who had been with the Regiment's RSM since fleeing from a Virginian plantation). Whilst on a training march the Regiment stopped near a small lake and observed some Black Swans. Never having seen swans other that the white variety, one of the Soldiers commented that "...them thar geese are as black as Kane".
Drummer Kane rallied the Regiment at Cadbury Hill in 1733, when despite serious wounds stepped forward of the firing line in full view of his faltering regiment and beat the tune "STAND TOO". Suitably inspired, the regiment repulsed the enemy's charged with a devastatling volley and the bayonet, when many thought the regiment was on the verge of breaking into rout. They drove their opposite numbers from the field of battle. The Senior Drummer of the Regiment is always a Black Drummer.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
The horrible wounds and suffering of the common soldier are evident in the latest artists' renderings of the current battle between the vile Stagonian invaders and the noble defenders of the Grand Duchy of Stollen.
Those with strong stomachs may wish to click on renderings such as that accompanying this report to see yet more of the terrible havoc wrecked by modern Eighteenth Century firearms.
Much more information (as well as more artist's renderings) is available at the news services of the Grand Duchy.