24 July 2008

Presenting Stollen's New General of Cavalry!

Gentlemen, meet Count Pavel Petrovich von Butinski – commanding general of Stollen’s cavalry arm. Of ethnic German and Polish-Russian heritage, von Butinski (a dragoon by training) has served in the armies of Russia, Saxony, and Denmark before finding his way into Stollenian service following the conclusion of the Seven Years War.

A vain, dandyish character, rumor has it that Count von Butinski does not get along well with his immediate superior General von Drosselmaier. Indeed, a junior officer, on condition of anonymity, has suggested that the two actually suffer from an intense dislike for each other. Apparently, the bad blood between von Butinski and von Drosselmaier can be dated to the fickle affections of a young lady in Krankenstadt society some 20 years ago.


How might the icy relations between the two senior officers affect the army of Stollen in its future campaign? We’ll just have to wait and see!

8 comments:

Herzog Ignaz said...

"There are some who say Drosselmaier never loved the Grand Duke."

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

...nice colour combination - yellow and red go well!

tidders said...

Another excellently painted staff officer

-- Allan

Martin said...

Lies, rumors, and baseless gossip! We have it on good authority that Butinsky was cruelly used by Drosselmaier, and that the then "young" lady in question, was a blatent social climber of the worst kind.

rpardo said...

He seems very polite and courteous... at least when compared eith the rude men of 1813!

A J Matthews said...

Rancour amid the ranks... Who knows the truth of the matter? These affairs take on a life of their own after a while.

BTW, I've just read your Battlegames article. Your case for plastics is very nicely put.

johnpreece said...

A very handsome gentleman.

Not quite as handsome as the Generals in the photo below, but no matter.

MurdocK said...

let the rank and file soldiery pray that 'she' makes the correct late afternoon appearance in the camp...so long as the enemy is too far away to take immediate advantage of the resulting chaos and 'general' disorder...

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