Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Cavalry Have Arrive'ed

Well, dragoons anyway. These are the Poupon Dragoons of the Haute Cuisine region of Batrachia. They are led by Colonel Moutarde as part of the Batrachian Observation Army currently "observing" parts of the Soweiter League.

Presenting Col. Padraig de Fois Gras, commander of the Wild Goose Chasseurs, a unit made up of soldiers flown from Errland.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Uniforms?

Proposed uniforms for a couple more states of the League. I realize the blue/light blue/white one is similar to the Mayeux Musketeers, but maybe the uniform style is different enough. On the other hand, since they're on the same side it probably doesn't matter if the colors are similar.
Comments, as always, are welcome (helpful ones are, anyway ;-) ).

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Herd of Horses?

Mounts waiting for riders... Hopefully the riders will make their appearance by next weekend.

Completed Batrachian artillery crew. The package did not include a "swab" so I made one from a bit of brass rod and some greenstuff.

Horse and limber. From Front Rank minis. It also came with an alternative wickerwork top.

After a swarthy character in black and yellow absconded from an inn somewhere in the Soweiter League the innkeeper was heard to say "Get out and never darken my towels again!" (with apologies to Groucho Marx)

I also spent some time today rewatching "The Great Race". Excellent movie, with plenty of humor (slapstick as well as word-play), adventure, great characters, imaginary places like Carpania and Potsdorf, Natalie Wood - often scantily clad, scenery, cool cars and other vehicles, etc. Jack Lemmon is great in a dual role as Professor Fate and Prince Hapnik, with Peter Falk as his minion, Max. Tony Curtis plays the Great Leslie and Keenan Wynn is his side-kick. This movie still makes me laugh. One of Blake Edwards' best, imho. Also has some possible inspiration for uniforms (even though the period is a bit late - the colors for some of the Potsdorf/Carpanian uniforms wouldn't be out of place in the 18th century).