10 August 2008

Armies Converge on Pelznikkel. . .

A general panorama of the battlefield and town around which the armies have arrayed themselves.

After almost two years of painting, here are a few photos of the set-up!!! Before you are the armies of Stollen and Zichenau arrayed around the small town of Pelznikkel, located on the postal road between the frontier and the Stollenian capital of Krankenstadt.


A few final touch-ups on the Wolmar-Bock Regiment from Pillau-Zerbst, which will join the Zichenauer army, and we’re all set to begin the battle later this afternoon. The rules will be the basic rules outlined in Charge! I’ll also be using my Featherstone/Grant/Asquith inspired tactical chance cards, which have not been laminated yet, but I can’t wait. I’m eager to see what directions those take the game in!



Above, the Army of Zichenau awaits the arrival of an independent company of the Wolmar-Bock Regiment? Now, where have they got to?


How will the battle go? Will the Grand Duchy of Stollen manage to repel the Zichenauer menace against the odds? Or will the Electorate of Zichenau march into Krankenstadt and reclaim the contested Duchy of Schleiz? Watch for further developments right here to find out!

Meanwhile, the stalwart Stollenians await their fate on the western side of Pelznikkel. In the middle distance, you'll observe the Leib (Grand Duchess of Sonja's Own) Grenadiers still in their company columns, sorting themselves out before forming into line behind the Von Laurenz Musketeers.

Victory will go to the side that holds the town at the end of ten turns. Arbitrary, yes, but it seems like a good compromise when one is moving all of those soldiers himself. Look for updates as I complete the various turns of the game. Charge!

10 comments:

Major Wittering said...

Looks magnificent, Stokes! Superb!

Here in Mendelstadt we await developments with breath barely bated.

Noel

tradgardmastare said...

Stokes
Fantastic and inspirational ! Well worth waiting for .You should be justly proud of all your efforts and hard work.I look forward to the game unfolding before our eyes...
best wishes
Alan

tradgardmastare said...

Stokes
Fantastic and inspirational ! Well worth waiting for .You should be justly proud of all your efforts and hard work.I look forward to the game unfolding before our eyes...
best wishes
Alan

Keith Flint said...

That's a fine Old School set-up, Stokes. Very inspiring. Why, you could almost convert me to the concept of imagi-nations... Well, almost!
Looking forward to reading about the battle.

Nice one.

Keith Flint.

Snickering Corpses said...

Looks excellent, Stokes! I definitely look forward to seeing how it all goes. Naturally, Hesse-Engelburg wishes the Grand Duchy of Stollen a magnificent victory.

Gallia said...

Compliments and Congratulations Stokes!,

The set-up is picture perfect. The OS stamp on the ensemble of troops, table and scenery is very appealing.

Have a wonderful game.
Bill Protz

Ed Youngstrom said...

BRAVO! Magnificent!!

Stokes, you must be feeling a great deal of satisfaction that your time and effort spent on the project has led to this display. Congratulations not only on a pair of well-painted armies, but on a full set-up that is exactly the "look" you were after.

Sincerely,

Ed v. H-F

A J Matthews said...

A splendid array, Stokes! The epitome of old school style. Grand Duke Karl of Hetzenberg sends his best wishes to the Grand Duchy and hopes that fortune favors her army.

Bluebear Jeff said...

BRAVO, sir. BRAVO!

You should be justly proud. I just wish that I wasn't off to a rehearsal scheduled from 3-10 . . . I won't get to see the occasional updates.

Everything looks great. Have fun.


-- Jeff

Der Alte Fritz said...

It is like witnessing the birth of a baby. We have all been following your progress over the last two years. The results are spectacular. Congratulations for creating such a splendid looking wargame set up for us all to see.

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