Another wet and grey Saturday here in
Heard from Jeff Huddelson (the man behind Saxe-Bearstein) this morning with the news of a new imaginary 18th century wargaming campaign. I’m always happy to learn that there is another person out there who shares a similar wargaming vision as that enjoyed by many of us. Gentlemen, meet the Kingdom of Aschenbach and its contentious neighbor the Rheinstadt der Luftberg! Read more about the growing campaign a the following link: http://konigundkaiser.blogspot.com/ .
While tooling around the web late this morning, I happened upon a source on 18th century French uniforms. It’s link is: http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/lh/lh.html . Some of the French uniforms illustrated here have such interesting color combinations that I think they would make a good basis for various imaginary Germanic “statelette uniforms”. And don’t forget that there were a number of German regiments included in the French army, whose uniforms provided a striking contrast to Prussian Indigo blue. Ah, I could look at this kind of stuff for hours!
Finally, I’m just about there with my fictitious battalion of Irish grenzers, which I’ve discovered don’t resemble any single “Real” Irish mercenary regiment with dark greek facings, but rather incorporate various elements from at least three such mercenary units: The Dillon, Bulkeley, and Berwick regiments. Well, no worries there. That means that my unit is something of a unique anomaly of sorts I guess.
Finally, I think that I’ve worked out how I’ll do the wargaming table-to-be here in Zum Stollenkeller. Two 2x’6’ (approximately) folding tables, which I’ll get at our local Office Depot, and I’ll place 2” square sections of ¾” MDF board on top, to make up a 6’x8’ gaming surface.
The sections of MDF board will receive two coats of Olympic “Grassy Meadow” green, which is very close to the GW “Goblin Green” that I use for the bases of my figures. You Stollen regulars have seen the former color already on a couple of the Styrofoam hills I made last winter. It’s nice to have this worked out in my mind after several months of humming and hawing. Hopefully, I’ll be able to take care of this in the next several weeks.
Ok, gotta get over to the painting table and finish up the current project since we’re having dinner with some friends this evening and the husband is preparing an Indonesian (or is it Maylaysian?) dish. Can’t wait!
***Update -- (6:45PM CDT) One half (plus staff) of O'Malley's battalion of Irish grenzers now stand finished over on the painting/radeio desk. They look pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Photos coming as soon as the other half of the unit is finished and all are varnished. Hopefully, tomorrow evening. Now, we're off to sample some South Pacific/SE Asian quisine. Yum!