Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Wittenland Fusiliers ...

The King has popped down to the city barracks to inspect the Wittenland fusiliers who have just received their new uniforms...


 [ The fusiliers which used to sport white uniforms with blue facings have been re-painted in the uniform of Duchy of Saxony regiment von Rochow. Figures: Front Rank, mounted officer Old Glory and NCO's slightly modified Redoubt.]

Saturday, 21 June 2014

The patter of tiny feet ....

The palace llamas, Larry and Lucy had not been seen for some time; they had been spotted occasionally in the parkland on the other side of the lake.

Then yesterday they were spotted with a new arrival,.....
 Today the King and his family went for a walk up by the lake and to their delight saw the llama family,  the young llama meets the King...
The little llama has been named Leo.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

The Irregulars Revenge .....

Continued from previous post .....

Sennari's Marauders are trying to get back to the safety of Monrovian territory after a failed raid; Madame Givenchy's Irregulars and a detachment of jagers commanded by Captain Scharfe are waiting for them in Rumsfeldt .....
---oXo---

As the Marauders enter the town they come under fire from the Irregulars...
 The Marauders have tried to edge round the town through the woods but have come up against stout opposition form Scharfe and his jagers ...
 The main body of the Maruaders led by Sennari have pushed up the road into the town; Sennari falls badly wounded...
 The Marauders push on into the town square carrying the wounded Sennari; the Irregulars to seem to be holding them back ...
 The Marauders in the wood by the town have been shot down by the jagers ....
 A small party of Marauders attempt to get past the other side of the town, but come under fire near the windmill ....
 A detachment of jagers who had been tracking the Marauders head towards the sound of gun fire (the trap is closing) ....
 Meanwhile the Marauders are starting to gain ground into the town square ....
 Madame Givenchy takes cover near a cart as the Marauders burst into the town square .....
 The Marauders move the wounded Sennari to the other side of the square as quickly as they can, exchanging fire with Irregulars - the jagers are coming up the road .....
 Madame Givenchy falls wounded onto the steps of the cross....
 The Marauders are on their way out of the town, still carrying Sennari....
 While the jagers help the Irregulars mop up in and around the town, Captain Scharfe checks that Madame Givenchy is alright....
Whats left of the Marauders reach the safety of Monrovian border,

---oXo---

The Marauders lost 60% of their numbers and Sennari is badly wounded - he may not survive.  The Irregulars lost two with a few lightly wounded - they have had their revenge on the Marauders for their last encounter with them at Villa Rondiso; Madame Givenchy is recovering well .....

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

getting back from a mission ?

The dastardly Captain Sennari and his Marauders have crossed the border from Monrovia into Wittenberg on a sabotage mission; however they failed to reach their target and head back to the border via the town of Rumsfeldt, dodging Uhlan patrols on the way. What they don't know is that Madame Givenchy and her Irregulars are waiting for them .......

 ---oXo---

At the Monrovian border an officer looks anxiously for Captain Sennari and his Marauders - they should have been back yesterday .....
In the little border town of Rumsfeldt, Madame Givenchy gets an update from a Uhlan patrol, nothing to report ....
Sennari and his Marauders emerge from the woods and head towards the town
One of the ladies runs down the road into the town and reports to Madame Givenchy - "I've seen them in the edge of the woods".....
Madame Givenchy organizes everybody and gets them into position to deal with the Marauders.

to be continued ......

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

fiddlesticks !! techno intrusion

I've just been notified by my ISP that my e-mail address will not be supported by Google for access to Google accounts from June 16th; this is due to Google doing some upgrades and as my ISP e-mail address is used to access mail hosted by Google for my ISP it will clash with by blogger access (I thinks that's the jist of it)   aargh !! (and other expletives).

From what I've found out this means my access to blogger may be affected - I'm not taking any chances and I've just finished allowing my google e-mail address to be used to access all my blogs. So I have the correct access rights now and a fab new google+ account to play with.

Just for info to transfer access on a blog to a new E-Mail address, I did the following
  • Sign in to blogger on my original e-mail addres.
  • In blog Settings - Basic -Permissions, added the new access e-mail to the Blog Authors and send invite.
  • Sign out of blogger .
  • In your new Email accept the Invite, then when its shows the blog in your new account - sign out.
  • Sign in to blogger on your original e-mail address.
  • In blog Settings - Basic -Permissions, Blog Authors change the new e-mail address to Admin access.
  • Sign out of blogger.
  • Sign in to blogger with the new e-mail address and check the permissions are admin
What a palaver - normal service will be resumed following this techno intrusion as I have a game report to post - so a there will be a couple of posts - a scene setter and then the game report.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

The Royal Bed Chamber ....

The King and Queen are up and dressed and having a final preen before starting the day's busy schedule at the palace.

 ---oXo---

Donutz the King's batman checks the King has his hat on properly ....
 The Queen is assisted with her makeup by one of her maids...
 One of the Queen's cats makes herself comfortable on the sofa ....

 The full scene...

back from hols .....

Back from a nice 2 week holiday in Kent - been off the grid - no internet etc.  While on holiday read a nice book on Catherine the Great. Will be catching up on what's going on the blogosphere over the last couple of weeks.

I've a couple of items nearing finishing including a new palace room - will post piccies when done.