Wednesday, September 30, 2009

College of Honors recognizes new honorees

The Reich Duchy of Beerstein College of Honors recognizes new honorees:
Militrary Order of the Golden Crown
Feldmarshall Leutnant Freiherr Bernard von Aldheim
Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard
Duke of Courland
Duke of Sachsen-Wachsenstein
Duke Charles de Comyn
Order of the Goblet
Ambassador, Ritter Gyorgy Lowenbrow

An emissary arrives.

The Freundshaft Order of Hetzenberg.
His Grace Grand Duke Karl of Hetzenberg is pleased to receive Colonel Gavrilio Aliolikos, emissary of His Majesty the King of Syldavia. He extends his thanks to His Syldavian Majesty for the gracious award of the Order of the Black Pelican, conveyed by the Colonel. The award of the Freundshaft Order is granted in exchange, with the hope and expectation it will mark the beginning of a long and cordial relationship between the two nations. Read of the encounter in an excerpt of the Chronicles.

Reich Duke Wilhelm arrives in Vienna

Reich Duke Wilhelm arrives at Schonbrunn Palace to receive an update on the latest activity of the Covenant of Colon. The Empress is planning a gala to honor young King Basil before his departure for home.

Monday, September 28, 2009

First Despatch from Syldavia!


After having taken great pleasure reading about your projects for some time now, I have finally started a blog detailing my own imagi-nation project of Syldavia (and Borduria). I invite you to visit.

On behalf of the King of Syldavia, I wish to open diplomatic relations with you.



Affair at Alt Kirchendorf

While Prince Ferdinand and Marshals de Contades and de Broglie maneuver after their clash at Minden and Ferdinand's Hesse-Seewald allies fall back through the Fulda Gap, a small battle is fought between the Electorische Armee Thuringen and the Reichsarmeeabteilung Obere Sachsen over an affair involving an attack upon Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein last spring.

Please drop by ColCampbell's Barracks to read the first part of the battle report. Will these actions further imperil the Elector's hold on western Germania? Only time and more fighting will tell.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Von Bergmann

Von Bergman has been finding it hard of late to remain patient and quiet as he regains his health. Although recuperating in the company of comrades old and new he has long since run out of reading material . His thoughts are filled with activity- diplomatic, military and heroic. He remains unsure as to whether he is needed to further the Jacobite Cause in Scotland or whether he should return to the Duchy of Tradgardland his heimat. His eyes look out to sea , staring into the middle distance in pensive manner...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grand Tour 2

Good morning ! Many thanks to those who expressed an interest in a visit during the forthcoming Grand Tour..

Would it extend options if I offered a figure in 15mm and/or 6mm also?

best wishes


A important Note and request concerning the Morean story

Hi all

Please read this as it concerns the continuation of the story of Morea. I would realy apprecaite if someone answered the call.

With Respect
Konstantinos Travlos

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A postcard...

Gentlemen , I thought you might enjoy this Swiss border post/sentry box from 1939. Note the picture painted upon the side...

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Unleash the Dogs of War!"

Open warfare has broken out between the Margraviate of Carpania and the Duchies of Courland and Sachsen-Wachsenstein. The small border town of Alt Kirchendorf will be the Champs de Mars in a battle tomorrow, Sep. 19th, 1759/2009.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grand Tour

Would any of our imaginations be interested in hosting a "Grand Tour" for a 28mm figure from the Duchy of Tradgardland. I imagined him being sent through the mail from country to country and appearing in your battles (as an observer of course and/or staff member ) and your blogs.My idea is at an embryonic stage but I wondered who was up for it...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Preparations in Courland

Rumors abound in Courland over the recalling of Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein to Vienna. Will additional troops be assigned to the Reichsarmeeabteilung Obere Sachsen? Only time and the Empress' wims will tell.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Empress Maria Theresa recalls Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein to Vienna

Empress Maria Theresa recalls Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein to Vienna in response to the Coalition of Colon's military exercises. Young King Basil was also invited to attend the Council of War. Reich Duke Wilhelm regrets terminating the Grand Tour, however, the Empress must be obeyed!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Hunting we will go ....

The time approaches for the annual visit to Ausfhart by the Hurtshog, Stanken Fhartz.
The old castle of Einfhart has been renovated, and there's a family reunion scheduled for the annual late grape harvest (okay, it's probably later than that in real Germany, but I always liked Reisling Spatlaze Rhine wines).

Since the family is as politically united as Frankfurter itself, this is going to take some ticklish diplomacy ....

Intendent Bastille pours himself a solid cup of Benedictine (Chevert Wine is for more delicate occasions) as he sees L'Comte Beauphaup sashaying towards his office.

War in the north heats up

It's July in Unkerlant. The fourth month of our terrible civil war. You can follow the action at:

Sunday, September 6, 2009


The Duchy of Tradgardland is at present undergoing renovations in the shape of a new kitchen and also new flooring and bookshelves in the sitting room and dining room.

We have bought a great number of metal brackets to hold shelves to house the Ducal Library. Sadly we are unable to remove the glue left on the brackets after the removal of the "sticky labels."

Any ideas of what to use to remove the residual stickiness would be really appreciated!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Gentlemen, allow me to introduce myself

The name is Peter and I've just started a wargaming blog. One of the projects will be 7YW Imagi-Nation called the Dietsche Unie.

Please visit and let my alter ego, Pjotr Nyudrev, guide you.

My Imagi-Nation should be situated north-west of Pils-Holstein, centered around modern day Dutch and Belgian Limburg.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Ecclesiastical matters

News from The Bishopric of Weltschmerz-Hammerklavier can be found here-

Thursday, September 3, 2009


"Ausfhart" and "Einfhart" being some of the biggest cities in Germany (after all, you can't drive ANYWHERE there without being directed to them), it seemed that I should incorporate them into Frankszonia, where, after all, the House of Fhartzen rules ...
I'd thought of making Ausfhart the village and Einfhart the castle, located somewhere in the Tannesberg ... but am looking for suitable images (this is a family board, remember!) of villages, forested hills, etc. to employ ...
Noticing that some of you folks are a whole lot better than I am at this sort of search ... I figured I'd ask for contributions (money acceptable but not tax deductible ... kidding!).

On the Border

Forces of the Imperium on the Tradgardland border:
C in C- Graf von Apfelstrudel
Infantry Regiment Kaiserschmarrn ,
Infantry Regiment Schwarzwalder Kirshtorte ,
Linzertorte Curaissiers ,
Lebkucken Hussars ,
Knoedel Grenz Hussars,
A detatchment of Schaumrollen Grenzers and elements of the
Train of artillery...
Watch this space for more information soon...