Sunday, March 21, 2010

Equinotical Celebrations

In the Principality of Ballyfoole, member state of the Soweiter Leage, March 21st, also known as St. Finagle's Day, is a day of celebrations and awards, feasting and games, fireworks and decorations, and of course, wearing of the green.

On this day Ballyfoole, represented by Prince Seamus and Princess Caitlin O'Toole, are honered and pleased to award to Ilse and Hans of the Frundsberg Frei Stadt the Ballyfoole Order of the Griffin for their key roles in rescuing Seamus O'Malley, a young nobleman serving in the Frei Stadt's freihusaren, from a grisly death at the hands of enemy forces. See and previous posts from that source for more details on the events surrounding the rescue.
The Ballyfoole Order of the Griffin

Friday, March 12, 2010

Forces of Badness

The Royal Blackguards of Bossanova, led by the malevolent Col. Braggadocio. Black wigs, moustaches, etc. are required by the unit's uniform regulations.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Two-Fisted Drummer

The Fuselli Fusiliers of Santa Sofia, commanded by Colonel Giuseppi "Big Joe" Fuselli. Trousers are yellow, although they can hardly be seen on most of the figures due to wearing their coattails down.
These are fusiliers from Foundry's new French SYW line. The drummer had 2 right hands, which I fixed by removing the thumb on his left hand and sculpting a new thumb on the correct side of the hand. I also corrected a decided lean to the right of some of the figures by sticking putty under one side of each when attaching them to the washers I base my figures on.

On an unrelated note:More inspiration for Colonial gaming. I just bought a collection of Robert E. Howard stories called "El Borak". Old adventure stories set in places like Afghanistan in the 1930's. A bit late in the Colonial era, but probably still a good source of ideas, atmosphere and inspiration.
Rumors of exotic lands discovered by adventurers from the Soweiter League and Batrachia?