Sunday, August 26, 2007

More citizens of the League

First up, the Princess Mairidh Kaellaigh MacGhilleachudhaigh (or Mary Kelly McGillicuddy) of Ballyfoole

Next, the Earl of Flynn in his highwayman costume as seen while representing the Soweiter League at the recent Grand Ball in Frankzonia

Last, but not least, the respected astronomer, man of science, and professor at the University of Soweiter, Giovanni Schlepperelli, along with his son Nicolo

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Royalty and Natural Pfilosopfy

Queen Marie Suzette of Batrachia recently seen strolling the fabulous gardens at the Palace of Versale.
Le Comte Buffoon on the left, and Pfrank "Bring-Dem-Bach-Alive" Bach on the right. Currently these 2 pre-eminent natural pfilospfers are consulting with the newly arrived Tradgardian scientific expedition concerning the nature of a wild boar captured by Herr Bach on a recent expedition.
When not teaching at the University, curating at the Museum, tending the Botanical Gardens or conducting various experiements, the Comte can often be found in the local countryside, in the woods or the Batrachian marshes, studying nature's creatures. Herr Bach, when not overseeing the Menagerie, is often away on far-flung expeditions capturing specimens for the Soweiter National Menagerie.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Mayeux Musketeers Have Arrived

The Mayeux Musketeers, led by Colonel Jacques D'Artagnan

Friday, August 3, 2007

More troops on the way

Proposed uniform for the Mayeux Musketeers (I decided to use the musketeers minis for this and save the Fuselli Fusiliers design for when I actually have some fusiliers to paint :-). The coat is a dark blue (even darker than it appears in this rendition, I think), light blue lapels and cuffs, with gold/brass buttons and yellow lace, with white gaiters. Commanded by Colonel Jacque D'Artagnan.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Vexillology part 2

More flags.
First - The Heisenberg-Hasenpfeffer flag
The banner of the Hasenpfeffer-Heisenberg Hussars

The flag of the Duchy of Grand Thidwick

The flag of Mayeux

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A brief history lesson

Having recently returned from a brief Summer recess the council is awaiting the arrival of more forces for the Main Army under the command of General Warshington. In the meantime here are some snippets of the history of the region known colloquially as Leggoland.
  • 234 BC The Batrachiae settle in the marshes northwest of Leggoland
  • 456 AD Waldorf is founded by Waldo Holzhacker; at first it is little more than a woodcutter's hut in the woods
  • 789 Moggyars invade Leggoland, are distracted by bits of string and mollified by offerings of fish. While a few settle in the region most leave to invade other lands
  • 1213 Mongrel Hordes on fast horses overrun Leggoland, passing right through from east to west
  • 1214 Mongrel Hordes again overrun Leggoland, from west to east
  • 1215 Mongrel Hordes overrun Leggoland, from north to south
  • 1217 Mongrel Hordes overrun Leggoland, from south to north
  • 1218 Not finding a decent map Mongrel Hordes miss Leggoland completely
  • 1616-1669 The Thirty Three and One Thirds Year War, Battle enactors from the various countries in the Leggoland region dress up, march around, have picnics and barbecues and feasting, three-legged races, and general merriment