I wanted some more rustic looking fencing for my 40mm gaming, I had a fair amount of Pegasus Hobbies fencing , so I decided to use that as my base. I simply added some cardboard strips to the fencing, see below (original on left, modified on right).
After a quick paint up here they are providing a enclosed area for some cattle
I completed painting a pack of Front Rank civilians and some sheep that I purchased at a model railway exhibition - the finished items inspired a little story about Brother James ...
Brother James and Cantor (the court inventor) are in deep discussion about sheep, the point revolves around the statement of the medieval meta-physician von Hagendas that all sheep have the innate ability to fly; Cantor states that according to his calculations if a sheep could be trained to hold its legs correctly they would at least be able to glide; Brother James doubts this exceedingly and asks Cantor if his work is for shawn or un-shawn sheep. There erudite discussion is interrupted by a monk ...
'Ahem, Brother James, the Abbot wishes to see you'. It would appear that the Abbot of St Wigberts has heard of Brother James's eventful night out in Wittenberg (see here) and has requested his presence.
Brother James excused himself and went with the monk, they made the short journey to St Wigberts in about a couple of hours. After a meeting with the Abbot, he was given his penance. He was to spend a night of prayer in the chapel of St Barnabas and then spend the next five days preaching in the local towns against the perils and pitfalls of the drinking to excess.
Brother James carried out his penance dutifully, he preached in the all the local town squares, spending his last afternoon at Wilhemstadt.
On his way back to the monastery he stopped, his attention caught by the sound of the sheep bleating in a field. He had this idea that sheep could be trained to sing (after a fashion), which he had often argued about with Cantor. Now he decided to try it out, he entered the field and attracted the attention a few sheep and sang to them, they seem to bleat along with him ...
Well done said Cantor to the sheep, you are doing very well; lets try it again from the the first bar...
I've been having a sort out of the 40mm lead pile awaiting painting, I have two regiments of Prince August infantry ready for painting to add to the Saxe-Jarlsberg forces.
My existing garrison cy (in red), has received a standard bearer and drummer, and I've bought another garrison cy unit of Front Rank AWI Hessians. One will be allocated to each side.
For the Wittenberg forces I also had 60+ Creartec grenadiers waiting replacement heads (with assorted officers from a number of makes and some home casts); I decided on one unit with Front Rank AWI hessian grenadier heads and the other with Sash&Sabre heads - so for the last couple of days I have been fixing on new heads.
Upgraded/new units on parade before marching off into their storage boxes prior to being painted.
A blog documenting the encounters between the armies of the imaginary nations of the Kingdom of Wittenberg and the Kingdom of Monrovia and their allies. My inspiration being drawn from 'Charge or How to Play Wargames' by Young & Lawford and 'The Wargame' by Charles Grant.