A few of you have asked me when I might stage another battle between the Grand Duchy of Stollen and the Electorate of Zichenau. Well, as soon as possible! It hinges on two things: 1) Getting that unit of Revell Prussians painted, which should take about 4-5 weeks; and 2) Purchasing the necessary materials for and assembling my semi-permanent wargaming table, which will be 6’x8’ and painted a lovely light green, complimenting my figures and scenery in a simple, attractive, and yet unfussy “old school” way.
So, the first battle in Zum Stollenkeller? Hmmm. . . Well, I’m thinking either some small scenario from one of Charles S. Grant’s wargame scenario books, or a refight of the SYW battle in Charles Grant Sr.’s Wargame Tactics, or a second, slightly larger engagement fought at Zollamt Bridge, the action I staged late last December, which was itself on Young and Lawford’s Battle of Blasthof Heath, detailed in their delightful Charge!
By early July, I will have three units of infantry, a unit of cavalry, and battery plus some more generals/ADC’s for both the Stollenian and Zichenauer armies. I hope to be in a position (i.e., a permanent gaming table) to invite a few area gamers to join me along with a few of their favorite units in early August, though we’ll have to see how people’s schedules are with vacations and the like. So, maybe a slightly larger battle will be possible? More on all this as plans develop. Ok, I’ve got me some generals to paint!