It has only been four months since I started blogging and creating Cavenderia and I may need a bit of revisionist history. My original history for Cavenderia were irish Catholic immigrants fleeing persecution from the Anglican English and settling on Europa. Cavenderia has evolved to be situated along the Dalmatian Coast, Dalmatia=Cavenderia, works pretty well both happen to end in ia, both are catholic nations and under Austrian rule. However, having read a bit about Dalmatia now I believe I really need to start working on irregular troops, pandours, grenz, Hussars from Twinj etc. The army should have a less organized and more irregular feel to it. I will try to incorporate Venetian architecture and more Italian heritage into the land i.e. the Venetian occupation prior to Austria. Cavenderia has a week fleet and Dalmatia had a strong merchant fleet but relied upon Venice to protect it so that fits. The title Prinz for Geoffrey I believe will still work as a hereditary representative of the Hapsburgs. Just a few thoughts on the story line.
I received 15mm old glory Anatolian sekhans and 10mm Austrian dragoons in the mail over the holidays and a regiment of Crusader 28mm Austrian fusilier regiment for Christmas. The Crusader minis will be the start of Bavarian IR-Kurprinz which I will take with me to the SYW Association bring your own battalion BAR game in March. After painting up some Sekhans I will post them with questions and I should have the first couple of dragoon uniform templates up soon. I am currently ordering another 28mm fusilier regiment (24 figs) (48 fusilier total) 8 grenadiers (I will field 6 in the battalion for a total of 54 figures) and a 3 pound cannon and crew. I already have some Crusader officers on horseback. This brings up a question, on the Seven Years War project page IR-Kurprinz has red stock, white cuffs and lapels, yellow waste-coat and breeches, but in Bile's book the waste coat and breeches are white and the stock black. Does anyone have any additional info on this brigade and where I might order some nice looking flags for the unit.
So my schizophrenia for scales continues with my 10mm old glory for grand tactical, 15mm eureka and OG for skirmish and building up to fight the Bizerrcans and now 28mm diplomats and Bavarians for the SYW Association convention. So much painting so little time. I hope to get some photos up of work in progress next week, ship off some diplomats and order some more. The Alte Fritz has painted up a ambassador to send to me, which is unsolicited and very nice. I believe, and I may be wrong, but this is the first figure painted to represent the new imagination battalions of Hesse-Seewald if so quite an honor. You can see the ambassador Herr Doppelganger on der alte Fritz journal or EvE. That is all from here tonight ciao,