Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
These are the Jägers zu Pfeffernüsse, commanded by Colonel Eric von Strüdelheim
I tried for a more mixed flocking than I usually do on regular line units, adding in some dry grass shades of static grass and some bits of ground foam in different patches.
Glad Yule, Happy Winter Solstice and Merry New Year to all!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
The King of Batrachia, King Leroy XV, out inspecting the troops. The Queen, Marie Suzette, was introduced back in http://soweiterleague.blogspot.com/2007/08/royalty-and-natural-pfilosopfy.html
The drummer for the Cardinal's Guard - for the rest of the current compliment of the guard see http://soweiterleague.blogspot.com/2008/10/thecardinals-guards.html
A grenadier playing second fiddle while the commander relaxes - part of the vignette previously published in http://soweiterleague.blogspot.com/2008/11/brief-recess.html
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Principality of Saxe-Goldberg, Furst Rudolf von Saxe-Goldberg and Prinzessin Ruby
Principal exports: clocks, gadgets, contraptions, toys
Units: The Goldberg Engineers, commanded by Colonel Walbert Weinstein
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
An officer of the King's Grenadiers enjoying a respite while on maneuvers.
This new Batrachian unit is the King's Grenadiers (or Grenadiers du Leroy), commanded by Colonel Jean-Luc Petard.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Ballyfoole, Prince Seamus O'Toole and Princess Caitlin
Principal exports: fine linens, Donnybrook ale and root beer
Units: The Ballyfoole Grenadiers, commanded by Colonel Kelly
The Ballyfoole Light Artillery, commanded by Captain McGunnigle
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Heisenberg-Hasenpfeffer (oftentimes reversed as Hasenpfeffer-Heisenberg ), Herzog Werner von Heisenberg-Hasenpfeffer
Principal exports: cookware
Units: The Hasenpfeffer-Heisenberg Hussars, commanded by Colonel Oddkugel
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Principal exports: glassware
Units: The overall commander of the Jingleheimer-Schwartz forces is General Johan "der Herzog" Wagner.
Jingleheimer-Schwartz Musketeers, commanded by Colonel Schwartzenberger
Jingleheimer-Schwartz Dragoons, commanded by Colonel Jingleheimer
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
First up, the cavalry.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I haven't seen it in person yet, but I'm told he stands around 2 inches tall, and from the depiction he could be a "flat".
Sunday, August 3, 2008
The aforementioned discussion revolved around why so few of these ImagiNation campaigns seem to take place in the Napoleonic era and so many in the 18th century/Seven Years War era. I don't know, but I suspect there are several reasons, some of which were expounded on in that discussion. Among these are:
- possibly a "cultural" bias in the sense that earlier practitioners and writers on wargaming chose to use the SYW era for theImagination campaigns, thereby giving the idea a certain stamp of approval. While their counterparts who wrote of Napoleonic gaming mostly confined themselves to more historic and less fictional participants. I haven't read all of the literature so I may be characterizing the differences incorrectly.
- possibly, as some have said, the Napoleonic gamers tend to be more "serious" about the history of the period they play in.
- possibly, as others have said, Napoleon so dominates the era that people can hardly conceive of gaming in the period without the little corporal and the French dominating the game (witness some of the recent proposals to have Nappy assasinated to remove his influence from the premise for a campaign, or moving the time period forward a bit past so Napoleon is out of the picture, imprisoned on St. Helena for example)
So, while there have been some ideas for more or less Napoleonice era campaigns they still seem to remain rooted for the most part in real countries. But there is no reason you couldn't have a couple of minor states battling it out as surrogates of the major powers or even as a completely separate conflict, neither affecting nor affected by the Napoleonic conflict. After all, the mid-18th century ImagiNations are often a world apart from the Seven Years War and Frederick and Maria Theresa and other lofty personages.
There are, of course, the rare exceptions, but by and large most of the ImagiNations do seem to find themselves in the mid-18th century. I haven't seen or heard of many WWII or American Civil War era campaigns using ImagiNations, for example. A few do break the mold to be situated in other eras (or places?), and some gamers indulge in a bit of time travel and visit their ImagiNations in more than one era (or even genres). And then there are the games and campaigns that are conducted in mythical places like Afriboria, Hyboria, and the like. Not to mention all of the fantasy and much sci-fi games and campaigns.
So my point is it's okay to use your imagination and some artistic license and discover new worlds, at the very least new geographies situated within the lighter corners of our own world.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Scottie (very simple paint job - black basecoat, very light drybrush with the darkest gray I have), another Highland cow and a couple of calves
Monday, July 14, 2008
This is a unit of cavalry with most members originating from the Island of Ere, and commanded by Colonel Padraig "Paddy" Baron de Fois Gras.
Next, an officer of Queen Marie Suzette's Royal Musketeers. More of this unit will be mustering in the coming weeks (hopefully to be completed by the end of the month).
Friday, July 4, 2008
And the 2 pioneers - I plan to make 2 more so I have at least 1 stand of these guys (hmm, just noticed you can't see the axe heads on either axe in this photo).
Not sure if there will be any cavalry or light infantry (the latter would likely be in "hunting tartans"). I could end up with a whole, albeit small, army of Highlanders...