Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Arise Volborg!

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?

more at: www.baronvonj.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Grand Tour spurned by the Kingdom of Wittenberg

Upon reaching the new palace of King Leopold IV and Queen Catherine the Gardes Suisses, who are assigned to guard the palace, informed Reich Duke Wilhelm that no special quests were expected. So with great disappointment and heavy hearts, the Grand Tour will move on to Frankszonia.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Nights...

Summer looms really close now and my time off teaching. I wonder if I could ask you to recommend some fiction set in the 18th Century? Europe and the French/Indian wars in particular. To give you some inkling of where I am coming from my taste is far more the Master and Commander series than the Sharpe series- no offence meant to anyone!
Thanks in anticipation

Unkerlant on the brink of WAR!

Both the North and East have mobilized! Read more at:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Court Composser Required

His Grace Lord Heinrich, Prince Bishop of Uber Gruntschuffen requires a composser of the greatest talent to reside at court.
For more information, please read the proclamation.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Van Demon's Land Legion:

Like many nations everywhere, The Holy Mormoan Kingdom of New Wales authorized the raising of Militia units, (Regiments, Battalions, Legions etc) very early in their history. The unit we will look at today is the Van Demon's Land Legion

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" .

For more details please visit my BLOG!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grand Tour arrives safely in the Kingdom of Wittenberg

Reich Duke Wilhelm adhered to the advice of King Leopold IV and took the southern route to the Kingdom of Wittenberg avoiding the vile Stagonians. The ladies of the Grand Tour are looking forward to Queen Catherine's invitation to see her new palace!

An Invitation to Visit

My dear Sirs:

You are most cordially invited to visit me in my new diplomatic posting the Oblask of Oobleckistan.

The cucumbers are ripening and all is well.

Yr Hmbl Svt


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

Rendezvous Act 2 - Scene 2 Now Showing

For the rest of Act 2 kindly repair to the Campaigns In Germania Blog. See link to the lower right -- way down on the right.
Votre Serviteur,

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Battle of the Slava crossing

Sirs, I have the honour of announcing a victory over the Ottomans while they attempted to cross the Slava river. The regiment especially mentioned in dispatches was the Frundsberg Lowenstein Cuirassiers


Monday, June 15, 2009

Back to life

Hi everyone

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.


Be Well
With Respect
Konstantinos Travlos

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The End?

The morning after the Ball in Saschen-Vindow finds Duke Peter having met his demise. His servant's discovered his body prior to breakfast. At his side lay a torn copy of his Will- the only one in existence- perhaps a Lady in Stagonia has another copy?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Tale of Two Battles

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

Another Country...

Please feel free to change century and blog and have a look at my 54mm Army Red/White (Swiss ) figures at
Let me know what you think of what you find there...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Grand Tour arrives savely in the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein

Reich Duke Wilhelm and young King Basil arrive safely in the lovely Principality of Saxe-Bearstein under heavy escort. Fortunately the vile Stagonians efforts to disrupt the Grand Tour were thwarted by extreme security measures. The magnificent public buildings and gardens are just part of the charm of Saxe-Bearstein. Everyone is looking forward to the legendary hospitality!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Masque

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

It was a quiet and dark night ....

Two thieves are seen stealing from Bastille's latest wine shipment ... what's muddying the waters of the Main in Frankszonia now?

The Grand Tour departs Hetzenberg for the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein

Reich Duke Wilhelm, young King Basil, and their entourage departed the beautiful Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg and are on the way to visit the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein. Everyone is looking forward the outstanding beers and ales for which the principality is renowned. Further, Reich Duke Wilhelm will take the opportunity to thank Furst Bruno V for his generous particiaption in his new Foreign Legion. Colonel von Schafbock sends his regards and reports his regiment has been fully integrated.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Action at Ballyboggin

Some more extracts of Captain Hoehmann's diaries have come to light covering the action at Ballyboggin.

Secrets of Unkerlant Coming to Light

Fellow Rulers,

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)

Anyone for a sing song?

Here's a treat - Abba in 18th Century costume singing to the King of Sweden! Enjoy and don't forget to sing along!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Petraville, Germania Near Frankfurt Am Main

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.

Votre Serviteur,

Alexanders- a forgotten herb...

And so tell me of this "Alexanders "...

The cook adresses Duke Karl Frederick as follows-

"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.

I trust that it sufficent for today..."
Dear Reader,this post is accompanied by the splendid Alexanders plant in my own garden. The seed was collected ( not by me ) from Craigmillar Castle ,near Edinburgh. Its ancestors once grew in the cottage herb garden- a super link to the past indeed!

Assault on Fort Khalaam

Although about 120 years later than what we cover here on the Emperor vs Elector blog, I hope that my fellow imagi-nationeers will enjoy the latest several postings about my imaginary Victorian colonial campaign in the Vale of Khalaam on the North Central Frontier. I use The Sword and the Flame rules by Larry Brom and the troops (with few exceptions) are my venerable Ral Partha colonial figures. Please see Col Campbell's Barracks for the postings.

The Fort of Khalaam