Friday, 29 June 2007

Massed Monrovian Cavalry ...

A spy over the border sent this hastily completed watercolour back to Wittenberg, its shows the Monrovia Cavalry on manouevres, with the newly recruited Leib Dragoner regiment at the front.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

King Honours Scholar ..

Today at a special ceremony in the palace, King Leopold IV of Wittenberg conferred the Order of the Golden Quill on Brother James of Wittendorf for his recent publication - Who's Who (Europa Edition).

The King was heard to remark to Brother James ... 'one especially enjoyed reading about those fellows with the strange headgear and those who ate gold herrings - most amusing'

The ceremony was followed by a banquet, at which Brother James had a little bit too much sherry and was heard telling Count Hermann of Munster - 'the hobbles of Wigglestein have pineapples for breakfast - not a lot of people know that ..'

[extract from the Wittenberg Times]

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Fusiliers on the march ...

The Wittenland fusiliers march nears its end as they approach the muster camp,
(finished the windmill too !)

A closeup of the mules (Muleteer front rank, Mules - Irregular Miniatures)

Some new websites of interest ....

The grand duchy of Davidsberg

SYW French, and great animated gif ---

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Fusiliers Under Review ...

King Leopold IV of Wittenberg and his son Prince Wilhelm review the Wittenland fusiliers before they depart to join the corp of observation ...

Meanwhile the Queen talks to her daughters Katerina, Wilhemina (Wilhem's twin sister) and Ursula ...

[Figs: Fusiliers -Front Rank, King & Queen - Willie, children - Minifigs]

Friday, 8 June 2007

Doesn't time fly ? (Wittenberg is one year old)

Well, it's been one year since I started by blog/diary. The diary ran for 9 months on my webiste, then I moved to blogland.

Its certainly been lots of fun, sharing info etc via posts to other blogs. Also seeing what everybody else is doing. I'm looking forward to how Emperor v Elector blog develops.

Best wishes to all my readers.

Friday, 1 June 2007

On The March ...

Elements of the Wittenberg Corps of observation on the march. The Chevaux-Leger (Schwarze-Dragoner) and the 1st Jager Battalion ..

Some closeups ..

[Figs: Jagers - Front Rank, with assorted officers, chevaux legers - mostly Old Glory]

Handy Pens

Useful pens for touching in etc. I use the Staedtler Lumocolour permanent (fine) pens, for lining - colours black/green/blue/red.

I'm trying out the Gold and Silver gel pens for doing buttons - so far much easier than using a small brush.