Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grolsteiners on the March...and a Contest!

The talk among the citizens of the Konigreich is abuzz with news of new incursions by the vile Grolsteiners...here seen violating the border again!

This weekend I'm having the rare treat of being able to host a face-to-face game with my good friend Eric. He and I have kept in touch over the years, and despite long stretches where we do not game together, we at least keep the idea that we might get a game going!...so...

This Saturday the "Green Mile" will again resound with the thunder of battle as the accursed forces of the Grand Duchess again attempt to visit misery on the freedom loving men of the Konigreich!

Eric will be commanding an advance guard for the Konigreich, and I'll be running the Grolstien forces. We'll be using "Black Powder" as the rules and I'm going to keep a good report with pics and hopefully post a full report of the game and the rules in action....HUZZA! The scenario OB is taken from one CS Grant's scenarios and the battlefield will be "poached" from a famous clash...I'll fill in the details as we go but the first reader to recognize the the actual battlefield we are using on Saturday will win an RSM 18th century mounted command figure painted by me to your specs!!...the names will be changed but the field is a classic...stay tuned!

9 comments:

abdul666 said...

Vile as they may be, the Grolsteiners are eye-candy.

Bluebear Jeff said...

Please come up with another adjective to describe the Grolsteiners since everyone knows that the only true VILE nation is Stagonia . . . all others pale in comparison.


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein (Stagonia's enemy)

Capt Bill said...

It is always inspirational to see your troops in action! All of Beerstein is awaiting news of the latest battle...

Capt Bill said...

By the way, who's figures comprise those dashing lancers...

littlejohn said...

Jeff,

OK let's go with the "reprehensible" Grolsteiners... ;)

and Capt. Bill,
The Lancers are RSM Ottoman uhlans...I found a nice image on the NYPL uniform archive site that showed a Polish uhlan that looked very much like the casting so I went with for the unit (which BTW when they are not out raiding along the border, are the Grand Duchess' official coach escort...mercenaries though they are, they seem to have taken a special liking to the Duchess.

Capt Bill said...

Ghoulish Grolsteiners has a nice ring!

Der Alte Fritz said...

Gruesome Grolsteiners?

Grotesque Grolsteiners?

abdul666 said...

For sure i'll keep an eye on these Uhlans during the oncoming battle: if they fight as well as they look good, no wonder the Grand Duchess made them her bodyguard.

tidders said...

Looks like the upcoming encounter will be very interesting ..

Like the Uhlans

Adjectives for Grolsteiners: Grungy, Grabaceous ??

-- Allan