Thursday, February 5, 2009

Der Konigreich's High Command

A sense of urgency surrounds this command party seen recently riding the outlying defenses of Schwiebus, the capitol of Bleiherzen. Seen at left, the Commander in Chief, Armee of Bleiherzen, Reichsmarshall Hergard Reinhold von Konigswald, 56 years old; to his right his most trusted Aide de Camp, Major Hans Messner, 41 years old; an administrative genius, who often exhibits spectacular logistical brilliance ....he is credited with the saying, "In war, it is most important to arrive on the field with many, well fed, enthusiastic men to ensure the greatest success..." in the background is the Reichsmarshall's young ADC, Manfred Reinhold von Konigswald riding hard away to deliver a message. Manfred is the Reichmarshall's grandson a mere 17yrs old... enthusiatic but yet to be tested in the fire of battle.

(the CinC figure is an RSM general with a few added details (cuffs and hat trim sculpted with greenstuff) to achieve a more "regal" feel to the CinC.)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Du Gas' Surveying Party Sets Out...

The Compté Du Gas and his assistant Jean set out to survey a new line of defenses around the Bleiherzen capitol of Schwibus.

Figures are 25/28mm Blue Moon civilians converted with "green stuff"...the surveying transit instrument that Jean is carrying is scratch-built from brass wire and tube.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Burden of Command

Supreme Commanding General of the Armee of the Kongreich der Bleiherzen, Hergärd Reinhold von Konigswald, surveys the defenses of the Bleiherzen capitol of Schwibus at dawn.... he contemplates the Duchess of Grolstein's next move...she certainly grows stronger and perhaps is gaining allies from the south and certainly she has the ear of the Turks....the fate of Bleiherzen seems in his hands. There is much to think about...and Frederick needs his horseflesh....