Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Reich Duchy of Beerstein nears 15,000 hits

Reich Duke Wilhelm is gratified that his realm has been visited nearly 15,000 times. He ponders, just who will be the 15,000th guest. Best regards to all!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Battle of Sawmill Village

The first part of the Battle of Sawmill Village (Kampf der Saegerwerkdorf) has been posted to the Jackson Gamers blog.  Please stop by for a visit.

Photo by Ed S.
Electoral (background) and Imperial (foreground) troops fight around the saegerwerk (sawmill).

EDIT:  The second part of the battle report has now been posted -- link to Part 2.

With the Electorische Armee Thueringen in control of the Saegerwerktal (Sawmill Valley), they now have a good jumping off point for an offensive later this summer against the Reichsarmeeabteilung Obere-Sachsen, hopefully as part of a wide-spread offensive by the Electoral forces against the Imperial and Gallian forces.

Proxy skirmish available soon

Thanks to the advice and collaboration of Jiminho of Syldavia, I'm about to finish up a skirmish scenario (more properly, a quite 'pulp' one) involving several of our respective Imagi-Nations' characters. This will be available for anyone willing to fight and enjoy it -with the sole condition of a complete adventure review!

The plot is something like this: By mid 1713, an entourage of Catalan/Galatan dignataries are travelling toward Vienna, where they have been summoned to by His Imperial Majesty Charles VI (III to them as King of Aragon). Among them, the beautiful Lady Elisenda Countess of Prades. After some weeks spent along north Italian roads, they've finally arrived in Imperial lands -we've chosen a layout inspired on Bled area, in contemporary Slovenia, but as a matter of fact the location would better correspond to some village closer to the Venetian-Austrian border.

During their trip, a group of riders with a suspicious air has been sometimes spotted by our characters, so that they feared for a while to be under pursuit by Philip d'Anjou's agents or mercenaries... but now, with the border customs at sight, the Catalan/Galatan dignataries have started feeling safe, because they are finally in their Lord dominions... but perhaps it was too soon for them to relax! Coincidentally, another diplomatic entourage is about to converge with our dignataries -completely unaware from each other, of course: Herr General Ritter Kotrimanic and his Syldavian hussars retinue are on their way to Vienna too.

Scenario should be umpired, for neither side knows the whole; and we belive it might be run either with 2 or 3 players. It might require up to 10-12 dragoons, a similar number of hussars, about 3 dozens of "bad guys", a couple of stage coaches, a cart and the following characters: 2 ladies, 2-3 diplomats, 1 general/hero, 1 "bad guys" leader, 1 "bad guys" hero and a handful of servants, peasants and so.

It is not completely finished yet, because Jim and I are still discussing some minor details -but it will at a very short term; so that anyone willing to give it a try can prepare his tabletop room and order the necessary beer cans to his local store right now!

Hot news: The scenario is already complete and available for download, from this just posted introductory scene: Under fire!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Probs re commenting...

Morning all! I am finding it impossible to leave comments at these blogs- been going on for a couple of days...
Has anyone one else had probs?I keep geting directed back to Blogger check in when I try to post and then my post dis appears when I've logged in -a arrrrrrgh!


thanks Alan

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Royal Wedding in the Reich Duchy of Beerstein

The bride, Lady Louise von Pilsner, arrives at St Pauli Church for her wedding to Prince Wilhelm II von Beerstein. This painting of the event was provided by our good friend, Alan Tidmarsh of Dorset:UK, affectionately known as Tidders. Well done sir!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Rumours are currently sweeping the Disputed Valley that the aged Duke Benedict ( long exiled in the East and confined in a tower by his own choice) has finally died. If this correct the small but often over looked Electoral College will be convened in Wargstadt. Upon verification the rusty cogs of the process will set in motion and the good and the great will gather...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Battle of Volgen, Unkerlant

"I, Dolpheus Thewd, do hereby take pen in hand, to give a right and true account of the battle of Volgen, Unkerlant. Open war has been upon this tiny kingdom for more than a year after the death of their beloved monarch Karl Franz III. Borogravia has gained the upper hand in this conflict and has, over the winter, through shrewd negotiation and calculated threats amassed a large army from its conquered lands.
After learning of Unkerlant through my contacts at the Geographical Society, I travelled to Greater Germania to find this illusive and barely known kingdom. I was able to "tag along" as they say, with expedition from Cavendaria, sent as allies to Zloebnia, one of Unkerlant many fractious provinces.
Cavendarian troops cross the Blut
A harrowing crossing through the mountains, and terrifying crossing of the river Blut we entered Zlobenia. My Cavendarian compatriots were surprised to find Zlobenia's Duke Sigmund was already on the road with his famed Ducal Horse Grenadiers, sprinting to a battle in the east. Though exhausted, we quickly followed.

To read a full account of the battle, visit the Baron's Blog.

Friday, May 13, 2011


My last Tradgardland post has vanished have any of you had similar problems?

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Name Generator


On my Colonel Hud's Colonial Blog, I have added a "Name Generator" for 19th century British soldiers.

It would be very nice if someone with a reasonable familiarity with the German, French and any other appropriate languages could do something similar for the 18th century . . . and share the results with us.

-- Jeff

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Battes Of Colburg, East Prussia

For the story of both battles, go to The Campaigns In Germania Blog, if you please. Here: http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-battles-for-colburg.html

A thought...

Having been enjoying Monty Don's excellent series on BBC 1 of late ( last episode last night but still available on I player) I feel there is another way forward for us at EvE to interact apart from on the field of Mars...
Perhaps we could show the power and prestige of our imaginations by outdoing each other by our incredibly baroque and lavish garden design. Not to mention masques,mazes and other divertisments upon the statue encrusted terracing.Any one up for the challenge out there?

Friday, May 6, 2011

for the chap sitting next to me in the dressing room who wrote a play called Custer's Last Stand

Sunday, May 1, 2011

(OT) "Stylish Blogger Award"

My Fellow Bloggers,

Our "Emperor vs Elector" group blog has been nominated for a "Stylish Blogger Award" by Golconda Rising (and perhaps others).

However, since we have 90 authors I do not think that we can as a "group blog" follow the "rules" of this award . . . I mean Imaging each of us listing seven "unknown" facts about ourselves . . . that would be 630 facts . . .

Besides I know that quite a few of us have already received an award for our individual blogs . . . still, it is nice to be recognized, isn't it?

Any of you co-authors would like to share some "unknown facts" about yourselves may feel free to do so in the "Comments" section of this post.

But a hearty "Congratulations!" to all of us.

-- Jeff, EvE's Inhaber