23 December 2010

Something, or Someone. . .

Like a staid Roman orgy, the Christmas ball at Krankenstadt Palace rages.


At Krankenstadt Palace, the Christmas ball continues into the wee hours of the morning. One guest, the loquacious Princess von Schabbere, has already described it as, "The social event of the year!" And while the the Lady Leonora Christina von Grandin and the dashing Prince von Boffke dance the night away, oblivious to the Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II sweating profusely in his lobster costume and behaving like a coarse bumpkin, something, or someone is hard at work upstairs in the study, painting those first twelve Holger Eriksson dragoons. . .


Here is a close-up photograph on one figure from the batch. Still a bit to do, but mostly finished.


And here is a second photo, this time of the entire first batch. A rather pleasing result. Oh, and the uniform is based on the Voluntaires de Prusse illustration by Bob Marion found in Charles Grant's and Phil Olley's delightful 'Wargaming in History, Volume I: The Seven Years War'. The standard is totally made up, however, and features a stylized lobster claw on the obverse side, which I'll show in the next photo update.

6 comments:

Sir William the Aged said...

Merry Christmas Stokes, to you and your Lady, and of course to young Master Paul. The HE's are looking great!

Bill

Bluebear Jeff said...

They look very good, Sir Stokes . . . they have a very nice "old school" look about them, don't they?


-- Jeff

Wolff said...

Merry Christmas Stokes! Thanks for keeping such an excellent blog of your adventures in this great hobby!

Capt Bill said...

All of Beerstein wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas. One can never have too much cavalry, especially when they look as good as these lads...

tidders said...

The dragoons are coming along nicely. I've enjoyed the recent 'love adventure' of the Duke.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family

-- Allan

abdul666 said...

Happy New Yera to all of you!

The Dragoons look quite good -the uniform is 'historical', but at least ths standard is that of your Imagi-Nation, that's a small consolation...


Best wishes,
Jean-Louis

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