Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Game is Afoot!

A clear summer's morning near Offenbach Falls and the game is afoot.
A Soweiter force lead by the capable (or is that culpable?) General von Blunder has chased a smaller Batrachian force into a corner.
The Soweiter units:
  • The Jingleheimer-Schwartz Cavalry
  • The Ballyfoole Dragoons
  • The Mayeux Musketeers
  • The Hesse-Pfeffernusse Pfreikorps
  • The Santa Sofia Fuselli Fusilieri
  • The Saxe-Urquhart Gunderland Highlanders
  • The Offenbach Artillery, Pachelbel's Cannon
The Batrachian units, commanded by the illustrious General Lumière:
  • The Cuirassiers Royale
  • The Poupon Dragoons
  • The King's Musketeers 2
  • The Queen's Musketeers 2
  • Royal Artillery 3



But wait! There's more! Another body of Batrachian troops appears to the southeast.
Commanded by the ambitious General Soleau:
  • The Musketeers L'Ouef
  • The Paprikash Pandours
  • The Pandours du Pinque
  • Royal Artillery 2

And that's not all! A third body of Batrachian troops appears to the southwest!
Commanded by the venerable General de Siècle:
  • The Wild Goose Chasseurs
  • The Garde N'est Pas
  • The Pandours St. Serif

Trapped like rabbits in a snare!
Or are they? Maybe von Blunder and the Soweiter forces can take a cue from the local fauna and ... runaway!

to be continued...

5 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

I would be most imterested to learn more regarding the fabrication of the waterfall...

Chris said...

Wow, I would definitely not like to be von Blunder here! Okay, I might not like to be von Blunder anywhere! :)

Love the waterfall -- nice paint job on the spray. I imagine that was pretty tricky.

Archduke Piccolo said...

O those dear wee reindeer, innocently a-gambolling of theirselves upon the greensward within the deep mountain forest. Which the latter ain't going to make Genl. von Blunder's escape any the easier...
I'm looking forward to seeing how he conducts himself in the coming action...
Cheers,
Ion

Fitz-Badger said...

I always wanted a waterfall, but could never quite make one I liked. But then after making the Colonial hills ala General Rederring I thought, why not try the same technique for other things. It's made from mdf board cut to shape, with "bars" of 1 inch pine of various lengths between and behind for minis to stand on and to help hold it all together. Then just painted up. No flocking, no varnish, etc. It wasn't too difficult to paint (some drybrushing and dabbing at it with various colors/shades - some techniques borrowed from watching Bob Ross's "The Joy of Painting" on PBS in years past, I guess).

This battle is from a scenario in "Scenarios For All Ages". I'm not sure how it will play out either! Should von Blunder try for the corner past the waterfall and hope to outrun the Batrachians? Or maybe try to strike at one of the Batrachian forces and hope to win through before the others can intercede? He needs to extricate the majority of his troops to win. No last stands here!

tidders said...

That waterfall is brilliant

-- Allan