Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Grand Tour pushes on to Cavenderia

With the Tankard of Wittenberg in hand, Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein bids the Kingdom of Wittenberg and his fabulous host, King Leopold IV, a fond farewell! The Kingdom of Wittenberg was a wonderful place to relax and recover from the high adventure of Frankzonia. For now, its on to the visit of our esteemed cousin Prinz Geoffrey of Cavenderia...

250th Minden-----------------------------> Between Gallia, Freyburg and Britannia

Gallia and Freyburg plan to engage Britannia and Allies on 1 August 1759/2009 at Minden. To see what is behind the gun line, go to The Campaigns In Germania Blog shown next. 1 August 2009, Saturday, is the 250th anniversary.
Votre serviteur,

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nefarious Doings In Frankzonia

The Reich-Duke and his Grand Tour may be gone from Frankszonia, but the roiling turmoil continues. Raubenstadter Agent, Mack the Knife, gets his man.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Too busy

Apologies for not posting anything about Neues Sudland, but with things very busy at work, an imminent change of job and moving to a flat in Queanbeyan (the 260km round trip drive to work finally got too much for me) mean that I'm rarely able on get onto my computer, which remains in Tallong.

If anyone wants to take the runnig with the murder of Paddy O'Gabhain in Saxe-Beerstein, please feel free.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Countess Wilhelmina graciously acknowledges the award of the Ancient and Honourable Order of the Tankard and sends kind regards to her cousin Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein,

Herrschaden Tour

Musical expo tours from Herrschaden:
Authorised (Code ID: OIIIIIIIO)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

International Ansage Nr.2


"Attention nations. Otto Schwarz von Blitzenkruz, Lietung-Direktor aus Herrschaden, announces that Herrschaden has agreed, after request, to extend the responsibility of Direktorenschelle to the district of OEBEL. This region is now integral to The Direktorate.
The nature of geography also endorses Herrschaden to take immediate responsibility for the Schwerwald to the south of district Erbach and Oebel. District Schellenberg has also formalised the area along the Oester riverline, to now include the east-bank of this feature. District Banhalt has developed a trades-road network north-east towards the same river, this region will now be known as Ostbanhalt.
Direktorate Cartographers are currently surveying and mapping these regions."

Direktor (Science) Walther Picklesturm

Authorisation code ID: OIIIIIIIO

Reich Duchy of Beerstein College of Honors posts new Honorees

The Reich Duchy of Beerstein's College of Honors invests new honorees:

Military Order of the Golden Crown
Der Hertzhog Stanken Fhartz of Frankszonia

Knight Commander, Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard
King Leopold IV of Wittenberg

Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard
Countess Wilhelmina of Weinpfalz
Lietung-Direktor Otto von Blitzenkrug, Der Direktorate aus Herrschaden

Order of the Goblet
Professor Jochaim Biergeliebter, Der Direktorate aus Herrschaden

Public Announcement (leaked)

To see the full view of this leaked information check the link below.......:

Friday, July 17, 2009


Greetings from the war-torn Kingdom of Lifonlia
All mercenaries are welcome.

Justin (aka Mad Carew)

International Ansage Nr.1


Lietung-Direktor Otto Schwarz von Blitzenkruz has announced the unilateral acquisition of the uninhabited 'Iron Mountains'. In the best interest of all concerned, The Directorate of Herrschaden has occupied this region, to prevent the infiltration of bandits, smugglers, deserters and to forever preserve the environment.

This area will now be declared 'Direktorate Preservation Nr.1 and as such, will be utilized as an experimental artillery firing range. "Enter at own risk".

Walther Picklesturm - Direktor, Science.

Lietung-Direktor Otto Schwarz von Blitzenkruz

Authorization code: OlllllllO

Richtungweisend Nr.21


The Direktorat aus Herrschaden announces Directive #21, as follows:

"Diplomats have been appointed to attend on the following governments, to open relations in regards to present and future relations:"

1. Hermann Geldversecht to attend on the Presipality of Monte-Cristo.
2. Professor Jochaim Biergeliebter to attend on the Reich Duchy of Beerstein.
3. Doktor Ernst Glatte to attend on Cavenderia.
4. Hans Grossekugeln to attend on the Electorate of Vulgaria.

Lietung-Direktor, Otto Schwarz von Blitzenkruz

Authorization ID: OlllllllO

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blogger "Spam" Problems


If you've received a message about EvE being a potential "spam blog", so have I . . . and so have a lot of other blogs apparently.

I will be looking into it further, but according to Blogger our group blog is "not locked". My hunch is that someone hacked Blogger and that a lot of these messages are going out to a lot of blogs.

Bottom line . . . don't panic.

-- Jeff, EvE Inhaber


"Lietung-Direktor Otto Schwarz von Blitzenkruz, acknowledges salutations from The Reich Duchy of Beerstein".

Wolfgang Ansbach-Hoffen (Unterdirektor - current)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

May in Unkerlant

The May maneuvers have been made by the Principles involved. Maps and reports at the Baron's blog.

More Acknowledgement

"Lietung-Direktor Otto Schwarz von Blitzenkruz is pleased to acknowledge welcome from prinz Geoffrey of Cavenderia"

Wolfgang Ansbach-Hoffen (Unterdirektor - current)

Reich Duke of Beerstein nears Wittenberg

The whole of the Wittenberg Guard due Corps were sent to escort the Reich Duke's party to the Palace. King Leopold wanted to ensure that there were no problems this time.

Reich Duke Wilhelm's with his retinue and escort arrive at Wittenberg

The Reich Duke is arriving in Wittenberg during the time of the King's coronation anniversary celebrations. [his visit is documented at]

Monday, July 13, 2009

Grand Tour approaches the Kingdom of Wittenberg frontier

After the harrowing adventure and wonderful hospitality of Frankzonia, the Grand Tour is once again nearing the frontier of the Kingdom of Wittenberg. Everyone is excited to see Larry the Llama and the new Palace.

Greetings acknowledged

"Der Lietung-Direktor of Herrschaden, Otto Schwarz von Blitzenkruz, acknowledges the welcome sent from Louys de Monte-Cristo."

Wolfgang Ansbach-Hoffen (Unterdirektor - current).

Friday, July 10, 2009

An Evening Ball OOM!

The Grand Tour's visit to Frankszonia finishes with a real blast!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Contractutual matters...

"And so,Herr Neville, you are contracted forthwith to produce a series of twelve drawings of our Tradgarlander friends upon their journey across Europa.Each to be executed daily with equal fortitude,skill and ingenuity...."

"As you wish, for I am to accompany the Duke's good people and am ready so to do.Farewell,my lady for the present..."

Imperium Assigns Regional Commander

The Imperium's Kriegskammer has assigned a regional commander to assume control over the forces of the Duchies of Courland and Sachsen-Wachsenstein in light of the military preparations of the Electoral alliance's Margraviate of Carpania. Feldmarshal-Leutnant Freiherr Bernard von Alderheim will be assuming his duties within the week.

For more details and a portrait of the Freiherr, please see ColCampbell's Barracks blog.

(After several months of Victorian Colonials, I have returned to the Lace Wars for a while!)


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Quiet Fry Up, just a little fishy?

A nice, international tatoo and exquisitely fried fish and beer ...
Before the big ball tonight ... which might still get dropped?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

To Svizra...

Duke Karl Frederick of Tradgradland wishes it to be known to his fellow rulers of Europa that two regiments of Tradgardland infantry have been hired by the authorities of the Confoederatio Helvetica. They will be marching to meet ,in the light of the current situation,with representatives of Canton Zug whereupon they will be guided to Canton Oberaltedorf itself.Safe passage is requested for the column of march and sustenance upon the journey until theie destination is reached...

Good You Tube Movie: F&I French Army At Fort Niagara's 250th

May I direct your attention please to:

There you will see part of the French Army at Fort Niagara's 250th commemoration
of the 1759 Siege this past weekend. I am so very proud of my fellows. From
small beginnings over twenty years ago we have a large, competent, companionable
and cohesive force.
1. Part of the Army including our artillery was out in the works outside the
covered way: two lunettes and one ravelin. Others were on guard duty within the
2. You will see me at 14-17 seconds immediately after our musicians. My
near-white coat now has sun-bleached blue cuffs and a blue collar; Rgt. Royal
Roussillon. The officer dressed similarly but with red cuffs and collar to my
left is from Rgt. de la Reine.
3. There is a way to stop the motion picture and if one is clever there is a
button to click to expand all to completely cover your monitor.
4. On this occasion I was second in command of Army units; roughly 50 soldiers.
I say it this way because we were divided into divisions; Army, Marine, Milice
(militia), Artillery, Native Americans and Boats.
5. I had a wonderful time. Stories to follow over the next few days.
Votre serviteur,

Monday, July 6, 2009

King Basil! Er Comt!

Frankfurt is plunged into disorder and a genial panic when word of the approach of Duke William and King Basil's approach is received. Given the fine weather, the word of their bypassing the previous destination has preceded their arrival by only a few hours!
More on the rising excitement at Frankszonia ....

Und, ze plot, she thickens!
As partygoers blithely dance in the evening air,
soldiers stand watch, and spies begin to gather ...

(as long as it's the top post, I'll just keep adding here *v*)

After a restful night's repose, the royal party receives a gentle entertainment in the morning which winds up with a bang!
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Unleash the Dogs of War

Hostilities have officially begun in our tiny, angry little kingdom.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Grand Tour arrives safely at the Beerstein Embassy in Frankzonia

Despite the machinations of the VILE Stagonians, Reich Duke Wilhelm and his retinue arrived safely at the Beerstein Embassy in Frankszonia. Everyone is looking forward to seeing the ancient cathedral (with its adjacent beer garden), the Bastion de Bastille, and the new state of the art Sausage Mill. Oompah bands and fish fries are high on every one's list of recreations available in Franszonia!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bestonia selebrates in song and tance festival

Today started song and tance festical in Bestonian capital Revelia.
This festival has 18th tance festival and 25 th song festival. Choirs come all over Bestonia and so did tance groups. This festival shovs all the wold that people in Bestonia are united and brothers. Some tance groups came even from Vancovria. That is from 2300 miles from Bestonia. More informations is on Bestonian home page. Also there are prime ministes speach about this event

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Spiritual Mess ... uh ... Messenger

(An Announcement after a Meeting With Spirits in the Frankfurter Cathedral)

Most Reverend Addled von Gutgulp, Patriarch of the Later-In-The-Day Saints (an unique rye, uh, Rite in the Catholic Shursh), has ashsigned Rt. Rev. Mousewitz as a plenty ... uh ... plainly ... uh ... represhentative of Frankshzonia to the Bishopric of Uber Gruntshuffen on behash uf der Hurtshog Fhartz von Frankfurter to dishcush problemsh of mushial (Hic!) intrestsh.


Vee'll trink zu zhat ....
Deo Grashiash

All Unkerlant mourns

It is with a heavy heart that I, Baron Von J, loyal servant to the king must announce the death of our beloved monarch, King Karl Franz III. Our king managed to hold the desperate factions of Unkerlant together for over thirty years, and as he passes from this world without legitimate heir, I fear the kingdom will be torn asunder. Already forces from the leading contenders for the throne mobilize. Whomever can gain the majority of the Electorate votes will find themselves monarch, but at what cost to our tiny kingdom?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Carpania Adds to Its Army

The Margraviate of Carpania is pleased to announce the addition of the Braun Standing Grenadier Battalion to its army.

Further details may be found at ColCampbell's Barracks.