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. . .
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.