Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Witnesses have reported the Duchy of Volborg has finally mobilized. Troops have massed in the towns of Vollenbeck and Sturmbeck. Leading the whole affair is not the Arch Duchess's consort Augustus, but the dashing General Maximillian Wolfe, only confirming Augustus is too busy with court intrigue and controlling rumors of the Arch Duchess's absence.
Wolfe and his sub commander General Otho Blackwald, have mustered their troops in Sturmbeck, while three other armies have been raised in Vollenbeck led by generals Dracohelm,Kringle and Reichfells. What will happen next?
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Thanks in anticipation
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
NAME: The Van Demon's Land Legion
Date Raised: 21 March 1731
MOTTO: "Ready, Aye, Ready"
Unofficial Motto: "The Good Die Young".
Nicknames:"The Demons", "and “The Devil's Parrots"
Battle Honours: "Cadbury Hill 1733", "Launceston 1734", "Van Demon's Land Campaign" .
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Birthday Greetings from the Grand Duchess of Grolstein and King Wilhelm von Kluge of the Konigreich der Bleiherzen
The Grand Duchess and King Wilhelm von Kluge of Bleiherzen agree on little... except this following joint communique:
We wish to express our best and warmest wishes to Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein on his birthday!...and may your gracious and noble guidance of "Emperor vs Elector" continue to inspire and enliven this wonderful pursuit of wargaming in the 18th century!
Three Cheers for Bluebear! Hip Hip!....
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I just want to inform everyone that I have internet at home again, and that you can expect a Principality of Morea update at some point at the near future.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The Grand Duchess of Grolstein has opened her summer campaign against the stalwart men of the Konigreich der Bleiherzen...get the reports from both sides at:
...trouble afoot in the east!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Duke Peter of Saschen-Vindow has called a celebratory Ball to be held in the honour of the Tradgardland Ambassador , Axel von Petersson. A masque was deemed the order of the day.
All began well with much jollity being had by those attending. Costumes had been created ,musicians rehearsed and food of a standard not seen in Saschen-Vindow for generations.
Duke Peter felt pleased as he surveyed the scene - it was indeed a fitting way to celebrate peace betwixt the two Duchies. Suddenly a woman's scream is heard above the revelry and all eyes focus upon the Tradgardland Ambassador writhing upon the floor ,clutching his throat with a broken glass in shards by his side...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Details of the "secret" nation of Unkerlant are slowly being revealed on The Baron's Blog. This newly revealed 18th century Imagi-Nation is rife with internal conflict and many visitors have found themselves accused of spying . . . so travel advisories are indicated.
Recently Baron Von J has published the maps, uniforms and backgrounds of many provinces within the territory of Unkerlant. So I say "welcome" to the newest member of our band of rulers.
-- Jeff (Inhaber of EvE)
Monday, June 1, 2009
Idyllic Petraville. See: http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.com/ for more of the storyline about Tradgaredland's Prinzessin Alisona, Gallia's l'Comte de Bastille - Intendant of the great Gallian Magazine at Frankfurt Am Main and our favorite ladies in the midst of...well, go see for yourselves, if you have a moment. This is a new photo story with brief captions and dialogue.
"Your Grace,Alexanders were once grown in kitchen gardens as Alexandrian parsley. Like so many other naturalised edible plants, Alexanders were introduced by the Romans and has enjoyed centuries of popularity John Evelyn, in his Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets (1699) describes Alexanders as “moderately hot, and of a cleansing faculty”, comparing them favourably to parsley. He recommends:
The gentle fresh sprouts, buds, and tops are to be chosen, and the stalks eaten in the spring; and when blanch’d, in winter likewise, with oyl, pepper, salt, etc by themselves, or in composition: They make also an excellent vernal pottage.
Just such a pottage was described by Robert May in The Accomplish’t Cook (1660) with the beautiful concision rarely seen in Tradgardland recipes:
Ellicksander PottageChop ellicksanders and oatmeal together, being picked and washed, then set on a pipkin with fair water, and when it boils, put in your herbs, oatmeal, and salt, and boil it on a soft fire, and make it not too thick, being almost boil’d put in some butter.