Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Good to be the King

(with apologies to Mel Brooks!)

The King of Batrachia, King Leroy XV, out inspecting the troops. The Queen, Marie Suzette, was introduced back in

The drummer for the Cardinal's Guard - for the rest of the current compliment of the guard see

A grenadier playing second fiddle while the commander relaxes - part of the vignette previously published in

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Geography 101: Santa Sofia

Santa Sofia, Conte Luigi Funiculi-Funicula and Contessa Rafaella
Capital: Aroma
Principal exports: ice cream, confections, chocolate
Units: The Fuselli Fusiliers, commanded by Giuseppe “Big Joe” Fuselli

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Geography 101: Grand Thidwick

The Duchy of Grand Thidwick, Sir Argyle Fitz-Basset , Prime Minister, representing Her Grace Catherine Zeta Figg-Netwon
Capital: Mutton-on-Wrye
Principal exports: wool, woolen goods
Units: ?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Geography 101: Pfennig-Pfarthing

Pfennig-Pfarthing, Prince Peter Pfeiffer von Pfennig-Pfarthing and Princess Penelope “Tuppenz”
Capital: Zweipfennig
Principal exports: carriages
Units: ?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Geography 101: Saxe-Waldorf

Saxe-Waldorf, Hofmeister Wolfgang von Stadtler-Waldorf
Capital: Waldorff
Principal exports: walking sticks, carved wood
Units: The Waldorf Waldjaegers, commanded by Major Holzhacker

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Geography 101: Saxe-Goldberg

The Principality of Saxe-Goldberg, Furst Rudolf von Saxe-Goldberg and Prinzessin Ruby
Capital: Goldberg
Principal exports: clocks, gadgets, contraptions, toys
Units: The Goldberg Engineers, commanded by Colonel Walbert Weinstein

Friday, November 21, 2008

Geography 101: Hesse-Pfeffernüsse

Hesse-Pfeffernüsse, Graf Hansel von Pfeffernüssen
Capital: Pfeffernüsse
Principal exports: baked goods
Units: The Jägers zu Pfeffernüsse, commanded by Colonel Eric von Strüdelheim

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Brief Recess

Since the geography lessons are past the mid-point I thought you might enjoy a brief recess.

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

Geography 101: Ballyfoole

Ballyfoole, Prince Seamus O'Toole and Princess Caitlin
Capital: Ballyfoole
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

Geography 101: Heisenberg-Hasenpfeffer

Heisenberg-Hasenpfeffer (oftentimes reversed as Hasenpfeffer-Heisenberg ), Herzog Werner von Heisenberg-Hasenpfeffer
Capital: Heisenberg-Hasenstadt
Principal exports: cookware
Units: The Hasenpfeffer-Heisenberg Hussars, commanded by Colonel Oddkugel

Monday, November 17, 2008

Geography 101: Saxe-Urquhart

Saxe-Urquhart, Earl Angus MacHaggis of that ilk
Capital: Gunderburgh
Principal exports: beef, haggis, bagpipes
Units: The 86th Highlanders, commanded by Colonel Stanley McLaurel

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Geography 101: Ober-Umläut

Ober-Umläut, Markgraf Otto von Ober-Umläut
Capital: Ober Umläut
Principal exports: wigs, punctuation
Units: The Ober-Umläut Untersee Horse Marines

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Geography 101: Jingleheimer-Schwartz

Jingleheimer-Schwartz, Burgermeister Johan Jakob Jingleheimer-Schwartz
Capital: Jingleheim
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

Geography 101: Hesse-Offenbach

Hesse-Offenbach, Graf Georg Friederich "Fritz" von Offenbach
Capital: Offenbach
Principal exports: musical instruments
Units: Offenbach Artillery

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Geography 101: Mayeux

Mayeux, Comte Louis-Carroll de Mayeux and Comtessa Virginia "Fifi" de Mayeux
Capital: Mayeux
Principal exports: tapestries, sauces
Units: The Mayeux Musketeers, commanded by Colonel Jacque D'Artagnan