Thursday, July 15, 2021

In the Glen

 Today I caught up with old friends in the Glen. To get there I passed the palace and other historical sites. I thought some of the readers of this blog might enjoy seeing the photos l took. As ever click on them to make them bigger.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The full AAR of Saxe-Bearstein v Stagonia at Kallais.

 Murdock'S MarauderS has put up a full After Action Report.


Saxe-Bearstein was in retreat.

Stagonia managed to halt the evacuation.
Could they defeat the Saxe-Bearstein army now?

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Saxe-Bearstien Marches again vs Vile Stagonia

 June 27, 2021 saw an opportunity to have the Saxe-Bearstien and Stagonian armies of Bluebear Jeff face one another again on 'the field of Mars'.

mid-game looking from the left rear of Saxe-Bearstein's lines

The video picks up during deployment of the troops.


The full game is in the one video. 

Codsticker has a summary:  CLICK

Murdock has an overview:  CLICK

Friday, June 11, 2021

Joining Emperor vs Elector Blog

To whom would one make an application to join the Emperor vs Elector blog?  There is a new imagi-nation gamer who just posted on The Miniatures Page.  If the moderator of this blog could make a post on that TMP thread, I'm sure not only Johann Margrave von Gluhwein but others might like to know.


Jim (Col Campbell)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Passing of Richard Ansell

I just saw the announcement on The  Miniatures Page that sculptor and wargamer Richard Ansell passed on Feb 11 due to a heart attack.  You can read more about the sad event on the Two Fat Lardies blog .

Many of us have figures sculpted by Richard and his passing will leave a huge hole in the miniature gaming world.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Command Zone VIRTUAL online live

A weekend of tabletop escape.

COMMAND ZONE VIRTUAL 17-18-19 April 2020

Online LIVE games that you may join in or just watch on:

Starting on 17 April: Victory Without Quarter: Alpian Wars, 7 pm Pacific Time (same as LA, USA)
  - another of the many meeting engagements between Alpia and Stagonia

Continuing on 18 April: Ripple Field, English Civil War, 11 am start, with a potential to run the game twice with different players (depending on time and performance)

Ending on 19 April: Napoleonic battle, SHAKO II rules set: 11 am start with a gentle paced battle between Austro-Russians and Italian-French forces.

If you are keen to join in, as an active player, contact Murdock via blogger mail and get the connection code.  Otherwise feel free to drop by on

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas from the Duke of Tradgardland

Father Christmas has enlisted some help in delivering the presents this year in the Duchy. I do hope these fellows can be relied upon..
Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine. Remembering Blue  Bear Jeff without whom the hobby would be so much less for so many of us.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Great Blue Bear now on his way to the summerlands.

Emperor vs Elector readers, one of the originators of this group blog, Jeff aka Blue Bear of Saxe-Bearstein has passed away.

Jeff had been in hospital since July and moved to Hospice care in late September.

October 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm Pacific time, Jeff started on his journey to the summerlands.

a pictorial memorial for Jeff
On October 13, 2016 there was a celebration of life for Jeff and we all recounted many tales from the past 20 years.

Saxe-Bearstein shall be going silent as was Jeff's desire.  There is no reason to stop posting here and continuing a game-filled conversation.

Regiment Bauer Bar

Regiment Bauer Bar ,in Tradgardland  service, on parade in the forests of the Duchy of Tradgardland.
Rest in Peace Jeff and thanks for everything.

Friday, August 5, 2016

London war room North West Pacific tribesmen figures?

Does anyone know if the range of tribesmen and Russian fur traders are still available?

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Building scale ships

Some hopefully refreshing pictures of my first ever serious painted sailships:

If curious to see some pictures else, please click on the caption above.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Wars of Stagonian Aggession

Finally after years of painting (and not playing enough), my friend Rob and I have begun a series of early 18th century battles between the vile Stagonians (Rob) and those much-beloved Saxe-Bearstein troops (me).

We are trying out the "Black Powder" rules (and making mistakes of course).  So far we have fought two battles:

The Battle at Bittewasser (clicky) and The Bridge at Kronstadt (clicky).

Early action at Bittewasser.

Early movement at Kronstadt.

And a bit to my surprise, I have been liking the "Black Powder" rules . . . so we hope to fight more battles as my health permits.

Future encounters can be found at "The Wars of Stagonian Aggression" blog (so you might want to bookmark it).

-- Jeff