Thursday, October 30, 2008
Secretly, Prinz Geoffrey craves an opportunity to test his newly reformed army but needs a justifiable cause to declare war.
If the Dey wishes his demise, one could think of no more certain a doom than to place unholy Bizerrcan feet upon Cavenderian soil.
I would like to thank the folks at EvE for facilitating an enemy for Cavenderia. I look forward to painting up some Turkish enemies and am looking for input from his lordship Herzog Ignaz. I am ordering some 15mm Old glory Austrians and Ottomans right now in order to do a skirmish "raid" scenario.
Which of the likely figures would be sent to raid Cavenderia?
1. Anatolian Delis
2. Anatolian Sekan
3. Bazi Bazouks
4. European Delis
5. European Sekans
These are the ranges offered from OG which would be the best for the raid. Total newbie as it goes with turks.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was thinking I might utilize IR-8 or IR-4 as light infantry or marines. This would however lower the overall fighting force. I may paint up some 15mm old glory figs I have around as IR-8 for a skirmish landing party scenario.
Since I am discussing a possible landing party skirmish scenario, I guess this would be as good a time as any to discuss "Adversarial Protocol". I need an enemy. I have been looking at several imagi-nations that I might enjoy "invading" I thought I might start out by doing some sabre-rattling on the Emporer vs. Elector site, but did not want to offend anyone. Is it ok to "attack" another imagi-nation unprovoked or should I get permission from the author first? Or should I solicite an enemy? Let me know your opinions. I will also be soliciting info on the http://theminiaturespage.com/
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Profile shot of IR-5. You can see the Colonel a bit better. The official regimental flags will be similar to these, square with a cross, regiment numbers but with an icon of St. Sebastian in the upper left quadrant. Cavenderia blue cross, facing colors for the flag and metal colors for the border.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
"Cavenderia" blue coat
Buff waste coat and pants
Navy Blue cuffs, lapels and turnbacks
The Christie family has distinquished itself as honorable and pious, contributing many a son to the clergy as well as the military. The Chrities were one of the founding families of Cavenderia and as such Young William Christie has inherited IR-6 and has developed the reputation as a fair and honost Colonel. However, Young Christie has never been tested in battle and yearns for his first taste of blood. Only time will tell how he will fair and if honor and glory await.IR-7 Graf Karl Gustav
"Cavenderia" blue coat and waist coat
Mourning black lapels, stock and turnbacks
Yellow hat trim
The history of IR-7 was detailed by Abdul666 in the comments section of the first miniatures post and is much more elequant than the following summary.
Inhaber Graf Karl Gustav has died. The regiment loved it's leader so much that the Colonel of the regiment requested to pay for the lapels of the regiment be eternally in mourning for the loss of the beloved leader, hence the black trappings.
I have completed IR-1, IR-2 and IR-5 in 10mm but have not been able to secure the work camera to get a good picture. I have also painted the crusador miniature Austrian General on foot. IR-8 Jung is in the works. I believe I am going to make IR-9 look equivilant to a historical Bavarian Regiment but with a Cavenderian history. I will try to get some pictures up soon. I have not heard from Old Glory yet but that is ok.
Friday, October 17, 2008
On a flag design note I emailed David from Not by Appointment and sent him some preliminary drawings of the Cavenderia Regimental and Leib battalion standards. I look forward to seeing what he can do with them.
This weekend is Char Con in Charleston, West Virginia and I am going this Sunday. The Con is ran by The Kanawha Riflemen a nice bunch of guys and I look forward to seeing their Gettysburg 15mm game. I will try and get some pictures. Last year I meat Dean Rapp who is a gaming terrain distributor, I found out he was into AWI and I sent him a bunch of Jeff Valiant studio 15mm figs I had lying around for some Karma points.
Oh well rambling on tonight. Will keep everyone posted on how Old Glory deals with the mini.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
"Look to the flag, look to Saint Sebastion, pierced and bleeding he would not die and under this guilded icon this regiment shall not succomb to the weapons of our enemies!!!"
Here is a link to a short biography of Saint Sebastian.
Monday, October 13, 2008
In flag news David Linienblatt of http://nba-sywtemplates.blogspot.com/ said he might make a Cavenderia flag. This is very exciting news as Mr. Linienblatt does exceptional computer graphic work and with the flag template I would be able to print out very nice customized flags. I will discuss design of the flag soon, I do love horizontal stripes.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The second of the "foreign" troops to enlist in Cavenderia's cause IR-5 Aurora. IR-5 was mustered into service by a here to be named Monte-Cristan Colonel reportedly forced into exile having slain a "better" in an illegal dual over the Lady Aurora. Prinz Geoffrey could not pass up the opportunity to have a regiment formed by this wiley veteran and accepted the Colonel into the service of the Crown.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I have been working on the "foreign" IR-5 Dame Aurora. I am not sure which would be the official pink of Monte-Cristo. Far left is a slight orangish-pink, center a more salmon-orange pink/peach and right a more violet pink. The stock is a deeper pink similar to that on the mermaid standard. I have toyed with the eggshell pants and they still appear white in the graphic program. I have decided to make the regiment foot as this will give the infantry an overall look with the cornflower blue. I believe that foreign or "Internet" submitted regiments will receive the yellow hat lace with the locals having the white hat lace. Let me know which color is most befitting monsieur.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
IR-4 Fitzgerald, provided by one of my local gaming buddies pays homage to Cavenderia's Irish roots. IR-4 has a dark green coat with kelly green lapels, cuffs and turnbacks with a buff undercoat and pants with yellow buttons. The grenadiers of IR-4 have "traditional" Cavenderia cornflower blue hat sacks to help identify them in the throws of battle.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Above: Image from 3W's Campaigns of Frederick the Great by Rob Markham.