Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 2011

A very good painting month. I was motivated to finish the imagi-nation units and to attend Cold Wars.

1 x 8 figure cavalry unit: 16 pts
4 x 12 figure infantry units: 48 pts
20 x generals and personalities: 35 pts

2 x HMMWVs: 2 pts
100 x game markers: 10 pts

TOTAL: 111 points

I have also primed and started on the limbers, caissons, and wagons for the baggage train. Target is to finish it in April. Painted the crew for this equipment too.

I have the 1st battle of the next campaign on the table...need to get moving. I am using the Piquet: Field of Battle rules for this...have played about half way through the battle so far.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Katzian Forces

King Yurtle has directed that the Katzain Army be mobilized and disposed as follows-

Major General Carmichael Krox-

Brigadier General Alexander Van Nuys-

Colonel Conrad Cornelius O’Donald O’Dell-

14- Hartuh Mawtch Musketeer Regiment

19- Vavode Voltigeur Regiment

28- McElliot's Friekorps

41- Sneeches Seminary Regiment

44- Poozers Pioneer Regiment

11- Boober Bay Uhlans

Admiral Buxbaum, Lake Winna Bango Squadron-
10- Oif Provisional Marine Regiment

11- Lake Winna Bongo Provisional Marine Regiment

12- Provisional Naval Landing Party

47- Gee Hossa Ehat Guarda de Costa Regiment

48- Nizzonds Volunteer Privateer Regiment

Major General Angus McPhail-
Brigadier General Bart Cubbins-

Brigadier General Michael Van Itch-

7- Mount Crumpit Geibergs Regiment

8- Zoomba-Na-Tant Geibergs Regiment

9- Mount Zorn Geibergs Regiment

17- Herk-Heimer Fusilier Regiment

18- Terwilliger Tirailleur Regiment

20- Bumm Ridge Flanquer Regiment

29- Tobsk Tribe Regiment

14- Lorax Lancers

15- Jivvanese Jagers zu Pferde

FORT AT HIGH BLUFF (just inside Hippo-Heimer):
Brigadier General Herby Hart-

21- Fopswich Flanquer Regiment

39- Dookles Deserter Battalion

40- Roover River Cadet Ranger Regiment

42- Grinch Garrison Regiment

32- Mulberry Militia Regiment
35- Yupster Yeomanry Regiment

36- Flobbertown Veteran Fencible Regiment

37- Royal Rouge Customs Constable Regiment

38- Royal Bleu Border Constable Regiment

43- Garbledrum Garrison Regiment

51- Colonial Regiment

52- Colonial Regiment

53- Colonial Regiment

54- Colonial Regiment

55- Colonial Regiment

56- Colonial Regiment

Lieutenant General Herman Von Stroodel
Major General Gregory Grumm-

Major General Johan Van Fleck-

1- Garde du Korps

2- Cavalrie Regiment de Pupilles

3- Zweiback Garde du Honneur

4- Krock Kavern Kurassiers

5- Krupp Kurassiers

6- Culpepper Carabiniers

7- Vail Valley Dragoons

8- Wah Hoo Hussars

9- Hinkle Horn Hussars

10- Hippono-Hungus Hussars

12- Prax Praire Cossacks

13- Drize Loyal Mamelukes

16- Ronk Ruin Rough Riders

17- Valing Valley Chassuers a Chevel

18- West Bunglefield Chevau-legers

19- Dutter Dragoons

20- Cattin-Hatt Currassiers

1- Liebgarde Grenadier Regiment

2- Countessa Genessa Foot Velite de Garde Regiment

3- Prince Noah Petite Garde Regiment

4- Eiffelberg Grenadier Regiment

5- Gekko Grotto Grenadier Regiment

6- Gwark Isle Grenadier Regiment

13- Whoville Volunteer Musketeer Regiment

15- Hifferback Highland Regiment

16- Loyal Legion of Estrangers

22- Salamasond Shutzen Regiment

23- Finnigen Fen Feld-Jager Regiment

24- Jorn Jungle Jager Regiment

25- Zind Janissierie Regiment

26- Nantaket Wilds Border Regiment

27- Pomplemoose Pass Pandour Regiment

30- Boola Boo Ball Landwehr Regiment

31- Bunglebug Bridge Landwehr Regiment

33- Mercedd Militia Regiment

34- Yerka Isle Yeomanry Regiment

45- Zooks Zouaves Regiment

46- Fuddle Fusilier Regiment

49- His Majesty's Native Infantry, Metedeconk

50- His Majesty's Native Infantry, Manasquan

57- Ooblek Sappers and Miners

58- Saint Clement Musketeers

59- Saint Polycarp Musketeers

60- Saint Rose Musketeers

Monday, March 21, 2011

Great Northern War

The onset of hostilities in the north pits three groups of antaganists in combat.

The Northern Alliance consists of:
Kingdom of Katzenstein

Grand Duchy of Hippo-Heimer
County of Keck
District of Doft

The Iller Coalition consists of:
Barony of Schluppity-Schlupp
Barony of Gluppity-Glupp
Legion of Peace (Hippo-Heimer rebels)

The Intervention Army is from:
Principality of Poo-Bochen

Suprisingly, the Kingdom of Didd is sitting things out for the moment while quelling a rebellion in the colonies.

The situation as October opens sees the Iller Coalition forces advancing on Merlichetic and Gwerhof while blockading the Iller river with the forces landed in Hippo-Heimer [PINK]. Meanwhile, Poo-Bochen forces operate in two corps. The first sits outside of the fort at Curfu after having failed to take the defenses by storm. The second force has garrisoned the fort at Ragusa and is advancing to cut the North-South road through Western Hippo-Heimer [GOLD]. In response to the invasions, Hippo-Heimer forces are defending Merlichetic along with the Katzian expeditionary force. Additional Hippo-Heimer forces are locked in combat with the rebels at Gwerhof. The Katzian king has also ordered forces to advance into Southern Hippo-Heimer with elements headed towards Curfu and points further North [BLUE]. More Alliance forces are gathering in Doft for a possible move West up the River Iller.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


The last of the generals and leaders. These include the surgeon general, Colonel-Bishop Von Finklestein, some generic leaders, and five staff aides-de-camp. Plus two pack camels (???)!

Next up is the baggage train.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Two QRF brand HMMWVs requested by my son. He likes to bring in reinforcements during our games.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Made 100 markers for use in Field of Battle (UI loss, route, leader in danger, silenced, out of command) and in other games. Can be used to mark IEDs, "hotspots", objectives, dummies, or anything else. I used some of all of the basing materials I have collected to try out combinations for when I go back and add dynamic basing to my units. The markers are on pennies, covered in pumice gel and painted brown.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Catin-Hatt Currassiers

The 20th and last of the phase I cavalry!

Had planned on the Ish Irregulars, but I did not like the figures and I needed more heavy cavalry.

Infantry and cavalry now done...will finish the generals this month and then on to the baggage train in April.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cold Wars 2011

I attended the Cold Wars convention in Lancaster PA for a day. Only had a few hours on site, but did some shopping and looked at a few games.

Purchased less than expected and few figures:

Pack of Rebel Mini's "FBI"
black hawk helo (Flashpoint)
restocked on about ten cans of army painter spray
dice (for Field of Battle)
grass tufts
new FoW Turning Tide book
cheap D-Day history book
MBA mid east buildings
10 plastic "army men" for my son

could not find a few items I was looking for and controlled my impulse buying. I want to get some more on hand lead painted before opening another can of worms.

I did confirm that I am happy with 15mm for all my projects. I can cover allmy chosen topics without going overboard. I did look at some 6mm stuff and find it is too small for me.

I pained up the HMMWVs today and worked on two examples of markers for FOB.

This week I will finish the last cavalry unit and I will knock out the remaining generals/leaders for imagi-nation project. I also worked on prepping for the 1st game in my second campaign.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Oobleck Sappers and Miners

The men of the Oobleck Sappers and Miners are recruited from the Oobleck mining pits of the SouthEast. They are shown here hard at work in their undress-uniform.

This is Unit #60...the last of the phase I infantry!

Headed to Cold Wars tomorrow.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Saint Polycarp Musketeers

The third of the three regiments of line infantry from the semi-autonamous Bishopric of Fahrvergnugen provided to the King in his role as the Prince-Elector of the territory. The unit is usually brigaded with the other two regiments and led by Colonel-Bishop Von Finklestein.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saint Rose Musketeers

The second of the three regiments of line infantry from the semi-autonamous Bishopric of Fahrvergnugen provided to the King in his role as the Prince-Elector of the territory. The unit is usually brigaded with the other two regiments and led by Colonel-Bishop Von Finklestein.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saint Clement Musketeers

The first of the three regiments of line infantry from the semi-autonamous Bishopric of Fahrvergnugen provided to the King in his role as the Prince-Elector of the territory. The unit is usually brigaded with the other two regiments and led by Colonel-Bishop Von Finklestein.