Friday, July 30, 2010

Out of Africa

Well, I'm back home again. Visiting Tanzania was an amazing, lovely experience whose memory will long last in my heart, as well as in those of my wife, sister and brother-in-law, who shared the adventure with me. The tour was masterly managed by a local travel agency, Migada Adventures, who I warmly recommend for booking your own Tanzanian dream. In the picture, my sister Emma along with some Maasai women in the Olduvai area, as well as my wife Dolors at the left -that one whose face can't be seen.

Happy to meet you again, however. Normal activity in my Catalan/Galatan Imagi-Nation ( will soon be re-taken, just allow me a few days to re-ubicating myself...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Reich Duke Wilhelm's new drum carriage

Reich Duke Wilhelm and his new drum carriage make a cameo appearance during a large Austrian and Prussian Battle in Southern Silesia. When the photo is enlarged, the Order of the Tankard Medals on the carriage and the Beerstein wreaths on the drums are clearly visiable.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Battle of Landsberg concluded

With a very loud bang the batle has ended.

More details over on the Frundsberg blog

First Battle in the Capitania General de Florida

Britannians and Andalusians (my imagi-Spanish) clash along the border between the colony of Geogiana and the Capitania General de Florida.  Read all about it at Col Campbell's Barracks.


[Added note:  Additional pictures can be found at the Jackson Gamers blog.  06/28/2010]

Unkerlant in Spring (campaign move 2)

The second half of May shows both the Grand Duchy of Volborg and Borogravia making what seems to be movements for the capital, Keonigstadt. Meanwhile, the battered forces of Franistover and Zlobenia trudge back to their respective bases. With newly acquired troops from conquered lands, can the Borogravian juggernaut be stopped? Will a foreign prince sit upon Unkerlant's throne? The kingdom waits and watches...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Reich Duke and Duchess with their hounds

Reich Duke Wilhelm, Duchess Lynda, Major Andre Debauchery and the family hounds, Vengeance and Victory will host other personages on the Beerstein site. Check it out!

Monday, July 19, 2010

CWJ Features EvE Writers

The Pilot Issue of "The Classic Wargamer's Journal", a new "newsletter"offered by Phil Olley, features a number of Emperor vs Elector writers.

Bill Protz of Campaigns in Germania finds himself marooned in an article entitled "Desert Island Wargaming".

Stokes Schwartz of The Grand Duchy of Stollen fame offers "A Classic Wargaming Painting Guide" about how to complete large units for the table top.

And I have written a piece entitled "The Character of Commanders" about how to introduce some "fog of war" into your games by giving Personalities to your subcommanders.

There may be even more EvE contributors since email addresses don't often match a person's real name . . . and that it all I have for many of our contributor memebers.  If so, I offer my apologies for not recognizing your names.

For more information, please visit Phil Olley's Classic War-Gaming blog.  

-- Jeff

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Pro-Tem Update


Just to let you know that I am still in the land of the living. Unfortunately events have conspired to keep me computerless. (I am borrowing time on this machine!).

I have not forgotten ONW or Hannunter or the Emperor v Elector, please be patient and I will attempt to update in the not to distant future!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gallian Army Of Germania Reinforced

If you please, repair to the following blog to view four briefly captioned photos of Gallian cavalry reinforcements recently arrived in Germania.
Campaign chatter to follow preparing for the game of the 28th proximo.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

French assualt on the Landsberg now in full swing

A full blown assault on the Frundsberg positions is now underway and the brave Frundsbergers are determined to hold their ground. The lithograph below shows the first wave of French attackers approaching the crest of the Landsberg defended by a line of Frundsberg artillery and militia

Latest news can be found over on the Frundsberg blog

Saturday, July 10, 2010

French commence attack at Landsberg

The French army seems to have decided to attack the Frundsberg position on the Landsberg.

Are they prepared to storm the steep slopes?

Will the Frundserg militia successfully defend their homeland?

All will be revealed over following days over on the Frundsberg blog

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I had an Imagi-Nation in Africa...

Nooo no, it's not what you were thinking of...

The matter is that, in less than one week's time, my Defiant Principality weblog is to be temporarily closed for a 3-weeks holidays, that my wife and I will be investing in unveiling the so renowned Tanzania's wonders :)

Please read this thread about my plans and thoughts for the temporary 'stand-by':

"Scandanavian journal of Folkloric Studies" Winter 2007- an extract...

" Thus it can be argued that the character of Snufkin is a folk memory or survival from the accounts of the so-called "Great Upheaval" within Tradgardland in the early 1760s. The orginal leader of the peasant's revolt has metamorphed ,over time and space, into the kindly yet enigmatic figure to be found within the Moomin stories. Such a change cannot detract from the percieved menace of the originator in 1760..."

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bicycle Battalions!!

While I suspect that the piece was firmly tongue in cheek, it poses excellent considerations for us to apply in our own games ... especially for Monte Christo and Italian states!

A diplomatic legacy arrives in Monte-Cristo

A Catalan/Galatan ship has just anchored in Monte Cristo bay, with a diplomatic legacy on board. If desired, a chronicle can be read at

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pictures of the two Battalions of The Van Deamon's Land Legion with their new Colours can be seen at my BLOG:
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