Welcome to the blog I have created to tell the ongoing story of my own imaginary 18th century wargame campaign! My inspiration comes from the Old School Wargaming group at Yahoo, Greg Horne (the man behind The Duchy of Alzheim blog -- I love your figures Greg!), and my own fascination with Young and Lawford's chestnut classic Charge!: Or How to Play Wargames, which goes back to 1994 when I purchased a reprint of this wargaming classic. Soooo -- I'm creating two small armies, as well as a few mercenary units, using the marvelous (in my own view) 1/72 SYW figures produced by Revell AG in Germany.
Periodically, I'll report on my painting progress and post a few photos plus a map of Stollen, Zicheneau, and the surrounding principalities sandwiched between extreme northeastern Prussia, Courland, Poland, and Russia.
Enjoy, and please feel free to send me your comments. It's great fun to hear about what other wargamers and figure collectors are up to.
So, it is with renewed enthusiasm that I return to the painting table to continue work on those dastardly Minden hussars, which have done their darnedest work to psyche me out since last winter. I will also reassemble my 8' x 10' wargaming table in the next room at the end of the week and do as some wargaming friends recently suggested. . . stage a grand review of all the troops I have painted and scenery I have constructed since 2006. Watch for some photos right here.