The King had been working all morning to get through a backlog of paperwork; he had a light lunch and then continued on, he had nearly finished ( a clerk had already taken away the bulk of it), a few things remained.... he looked at the view out of the window for a while before continuing...
- authorisation for a new sun-dial for the palace gardens - signed
- authorisation of new boats for the river marines - signed
- new uniform for the river marines, he looked at the watercolour supplied
he scribbled some notes on the bottom of it (add collar, black buttons on gaiters...); he signed the authorisation papers with a condition - make some minor amendments as per the notes on the watercolour.
- authorisation for special cold frames for growing pineapples - signed
- merchants request for an increase in trading tariffs on the River Oudear - rejected, added note - arrange meeting with representatives of merchants for discussions.
There was a knock on the door, the King put down his quill pen and tidied up his desk; then he sat back and said 'enter', it was Count Hermann and one of his assistants.
Count Herman: Sire, an ambassador from Saxe-Jarlsberg has just arrived, he has with him a written peace offer from the Herzog and has requested a meeting with you...
King Leopold: Tell the ambassador I will meet with him in one hour to receive his proposal.. ...
A blog documenting the encounters between the armies of the imaginary nations of the Kingdom of Wittenberg and its neighbours (including 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.
I have a number of other period interests for wargaming (from ancients to WW2), these have their own blogs, see below.