Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bounding Frankszonia ....

16 July 2006
Frankszonia, some boundaries?
(Both the MOOving Frankszonia and the hysterical Frankfurt)

Capital, Frankfurters on Rye (Main)

Daisiac, Mooving Fictional:
Lying between the Rye and the Order rivers, around the Elbow and Plain rivers, Frankszonia is a
mostly agricultural country. Largely forested and dominated by the range of rounded extinct
volcanoes (the Buns), the country is famous for its whittled woodwork, its potable spirits (hence
the common name, Frank und Stein), and its meat processing plants. While the quality of its
fermented, brewed, and distilled beverages is quite potent, there never seems to be a large
surplus for export. Further, given the rather rocky nature of the territory, livestock are the
primary source for revenue.
The Buns do have their mineral value, however. Copper, lead, and tin are readily available and
smelted locally providing ample resources for the national craze for Oom-Pah bands .... So the
Franks have a lot of brass ....

Frankfurter on Rye .... With its rich farmlands in Wrigley Fields, its many craftsmen in Flatbush,
its beer halls in Busch Gardens, and of course the wine country around Wiener Schnitzel ... We'll
have to have some mine country ... Copper, lead, and tin are readily available and smelted
locally providing ample resources for the national craze for Oom-Pah bands .... So the Franks
have a lot of brass ....
My wife, of course, still wants to see the Cheese Circle present since her victory at Limburg.
Even though I pointed out that this meant that my poor impressed peasants would be struggling
with real Munsters, she insists that it would be Cheddar for the Britischerwurst Brigade and
still Gouda for the game.
Places:
Wrigley Field; Busch Gardens ; Ebbets Field ; Venable Stadt; Yankee Stadt; Fenway Park;
Jacobs Field\; Oriole Park / Camden Yards ; Candlestick Park; Kamenski Field / Park;
Schloss Glugawholestein;
Wiener (Capital of competing meat packing empire)
Wurstemburg ? Blutwurst? Britischerwurst (for my British figures)
etc.
Many inns / taverns called "Frank und Stein."

Hostiles:
Rottenburg; Ratsanbones; Yikestadt.; Limburger ; Wiener; Muenster ; Edam; Gouda
Friendly towns:
Nerdlingen ; Bierhund Stadt ; Hungover ; Wurstinburger Stadt ; Frysland; Friedburger


Hysterical Frankfurter:
(which is vastly larger in territory than the HISTORICAL Frankfurt am Main) ....
Notice the Niederwald Tann Mountains to the North ... dominance of this massif would be vital
to Frankfurt security and a good portion of the plains beyond.
There's a gap in this massif from Anspatt to Schett where another mountain arises (can't find the
name for it yet) which falls away towards Fulda. So I suspect that we'd try to control it as well.
Whether or not Fulda is within our reach or not probably depends upon the good will of Hesse-
Seewald (Alas, the Bishophric of Fulda has formed his own force in order to protect his flock from the foreign forces brought in from Gallia and Hesse-Seewald). So perhaps the fictional Frankszonia would control Hesse - Darmstadt, up to Gnessen and perhaps over to Burd (there being a good road from one to the other). Also from Gnessen to the district of Wetzlar and Leun along the same road. The Lahn river which runs through Nassau etc. from Elm to Weilburg and on to Wetzlar would seem to be a natural boundary to the north.

Given that my wife clobbered me when fighting on behalf of the Cheese Faction, however, I
don't think that Frankzonia has any effective control that far north in Nassau.

On the left bank of the Main, Frankzonia would try to control the right bank of the Rhine ...
basically part of Hesse-Darmstadt again. It would like to push through Hannau to Aschaffenburg
... not only because Aschaffenburg is a good road nexus and crossing, but also because I like the
potential word play from Aschaffenburg!
I suppose, however, that my fellow wargamers would require to "win" these territories somehow. They lie far, far beyond the purview of any force projection which Frankszonia could provide!

In the interim, Frankfurter has been overrun and controlled by the armies of Gallia in their struggle for dominance in the area with Hesse-Seewald. Frankfurter is attempting to take advantage of this by purloining as much of the logistical materials being sent forward to support the Gallian forces (at least two big battles up by Fulda already) in their area as they can ... all under the guise, of course, of having to build up their local forces and capacity to sustain the Gallian occupation.
We’re grateful to the Gallians for their support of our dynasty, and those pesky brigands who keep raiding the supply trains are just terrorists of some Rosicrucian extremists who oppose the true will of the people .....

Playfully,
Arthur Pigg


2 comments:

tidders said...

You wrote:

"...Frankzonia would try to control the right bank of the Rhine ... basically part of Hesse-Darmstadt again. It would like to push through Hannau to Aschaffenburg ... not only because Aschaffenburg is a good road nexus and crossing, but also because I like the potential word play from Aschaffenburg! "

Sound like you're repeating the 1743 campaign and heading for Dettingen ????????

Frankfurter said...

Hardly, my wife is lethal on the dice!
At the moment, I'm struggling to control those hills above Frankfurt and to keep the Wieners busy south of the river. I'm afraid that if the Wieners really get committed, I'll have to let Limburger get away with its agression ...
:)
Arthur