07 July 2010
Artists' Renderings of the Troops and Battlefield. . .
Here's a sketch, looking from east to west, of the Teodorstal Valley where it seems very likely a preliminary action will occur. In the foreground, you'll notice the Stollenian advance guard moving past Crampas Farm. In the middle distance is the village of Effibriest, while at the western end of the valley is the small village of Instetten. The eagle-eyed among you will also notice an alien ship, looking very Wellsian (Yep, we're really old school around here!), which has just landed on the southern edge of the valley, presumably to observe how gentlemen wage tabletop warfare in the latter third of the 18th Century.
Another artist's sketch, this time of the Stollenian advance guard, commanded by one Major Aegidius von Topfsange (in the yellow coat), consisting of a squadron of cuirassiers, a single gun and crew, and two companies of green-coated jaeger. Figures are RSM95, Revell plastics, and a cannon by MiniFigs.
Finally, here is a view of the Zichenauer advance guard, led by a Colonel Berend von Adalnowski (in white) just outside the village of Instetten. Remarkably, this force is very similar in composition to the Stollenians, however, the order of march is slightly different, The miniatures pictured here are by RSM95, Spencer Smith, Garrison, Holger Eriksson, and MiniFigs.