Friday 14 September 2018

Heavy Horse

The latest unit to canter off the workbench is the Astrovian Kuirassiers von Klammer.
Fairly speedy paint job, but I think they look effective... in fact, quite threatening. Those Vaubarians had better beware.

This brings the orders of battle to the following...
Vaubarians: 2 Line Infantry Battalions, 1 Light Infantry (dismounted dragoons) regiment, 1 cavalry regiment, 2 guns.
Astrovians: 2 Line Infantry Battalions, 1 cavalry regiment.

Artillery from Hautmont Etrurie are being completed by Steve as we speak, and I'm going to be working on a unit of Astrovian light infantry next.
This means we will have enough for some games soon. Look out for the scenarios, layouts and deployments appearing here soon, and you'll also get some AARs too.

Meantime, I'm heading off to Sicily for a week, to be the father of the bride! My daughter, Victoria, gets married out there on Tuesday. Where did all the years go?

Monday 10 September 2018

Field Commander

One of Astrovia's most villainous Generals, and a fiendishly skulduggerous member of the Imperial Court, is Reichsgrafen von Schwarzenatter.
He has recently been awarded command of the Astrovian Field Army... and that spells trouble.

His dark and devious personality is reflected in his choice of a black uniform coat, richly embroidered with golden lacework, representing the opulence of the Astrovian Court where his Machiavellian machinations are legendary.
Of course, putting him in charge of the Astrovian field force gets him out of the way a little... perhaps that's helpful to certain other members of the Imperial entourage.

His standard bearer wears the uniform of the Kuirassiers von Klammer, a regiment who I hope to be able to show in full later this week...