Saturday, May 24, 2008

Von Ricewits

Having just seen the name of the guy who invented Krieg Spiel,
I'm spoofing his name with
Von Ricewits ...
a somewhat conceited staff officer and theorist ...
Who's never commanded even a platoon in real combat (though he has been present at several big battles).

Who has used Cod Liver Oil to treat some sort of skin problem (he never really explains where or what) but complains that not only did it not work, but attracts cats ....


Bischhof Fight

The encounter was broken up by rain in the 8th inning.
Full report on Frankszonia site when I get film back in a week or two ...

Key points ... the Resistance had its Old Retainers battalion wiped out ... but we lost a battalion too. Frankszonia captured some artillery, one of the Resistance nobles, and recovered a battered Bischof (our artillery pitched a lot of balls, but found out that while we could hit the broad side of a barn, getting the guys behind the old stone walls was a very different matter ... sigh).

Messengers are being dispatched to report a "victory" to Intendant Bastille and Gen. Broglie, but a private note from Oscar Meyer warns them that the whole raid had been a diversion to clear the way for a column of renegades from Hesse Homburg led by Frankfurters opposed to Gallian occupation who are linking up with Cheezers out of Limburger near Russelville. The Brats intend to either harass Broglie's flank if he returns north or "to liberate" Frankfurt should he leave the depot unprotected.
While Frankszonia is rushing forces north in hopes of intercepting the columns before they unite, we'd appreciate some Gallian support here ...

from the Hurtshog ...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

New coals on the grill ....

L'Comte de Beauphaup announced today:
Negotiations are underway with the Levitcher Rabbinate to obtain units of Hebrew Nationals to support our Frankfurters.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Frankfurters

July 27, 2007 (5:41pm)
Commisioned Rank (which is really rank) among Frankfurters:
Fahnenjunker / '' '' ... Unteroffizer / Fahnrich (basically all youngsters still in training)
Lieutenant ; Oberlieutenant
Hauptman / Junker (Hauptman is paid professional; Junkers are supported by family fiefs).
Major (not to be confused with Major de Camp ... a post usually filled by a general).
Oberst / Inhaber (Oberst = paid professional; Inhaber “owns” the regiment).
Brigadier / Major General; / Lieutenant General; / General (I know, at this period, these titles are a tad anachronistic, but the functions existed already ... so it’s simpler to keep track this way) 7
Field Marshal
Captain General
Given an average of three to four years to save up for the purchase of a promotion, the occasional promotion for merit (or for knowing too much about your superior) will still engender a long career for somebody who wants to get to the top but who does not have Ducal patronage!

A: Frankszonian Generals, the top Brass (and do they have brass!):
* Lt. Gen. Oscar Meyer (2) (conservative, excellent in logistics and linear war; tall, florid fellow and somewhat older ... always a little sweaty but uses a spicy cologne);
* The Sultan of Swat (1)(Balkan mercenary, very important for the trade in Sesame Seeds) ;
* Lt. Gen. Pepperoni (an immigrant Italian family, very fussy ... Not from Salamis, which I think
is a Grecian town, but has family connections with Bologna ... ); Just promoted to command the
Wiener Front. (Now deserted to “Elector” forces)
* The Baron von Ballpark (0) (a beefy fellow whom rumor has linked with the infamous Pigg
in a Blanket scandal); (Now serving with Gen. Chevert of Gallia)
* M. Gen. General Schwann (2+) ( a driving and romantic personality, very concerned with
mobility .... his units would get the Prussian double action bonus);
* General Braunsweiger (1) (a Deli-ight of the Brand Name Burgers Alliance, considered an
expert in combined arms operations, but often is kept in fixed fortifications where - tho highly
successful - his units often get sliced quite thinly). (now deserted to Germania, as he is a fan of all things from Bar Line. )
* Brig. Nathan (0) (a brigadier who is often placed in charge of local militia and fortresses).
* General Bob Evans (1) (a Fried Corpse leader).
* Hzg Stanken Fhartz (1) (ruler of Frankszonia, superficially brassy, in maneuvers tends to be
silent but deadly).
* Granny Loomis the Queen Mother (2) ... she has a great interest in artillery and has seen to a
reform and an improvement in that branch of service.
* Stuftliana (0) ... the newly wed Duchess of Frankszonia, an exotic and hopefully fertile little
* Lady Rosenschnauz; (1) officially lady in waiting for Stuftliana, but is used for discrete
messages and rendevous. Remarkably devoted to her husband's fortune ....
* The Migraine ... uh ... Margravine Rhabbidiers (that's rabid ears, not rabbit ears!): (1) nasal
voiced gossip who travels a lot (she gives Granny Loomis headaches, think of Fran Dresser’s voice with a higher pitch and a spoiled whine ... but can be remarkably silent when she wishes to employ her expensive ... ah ... expressive and vivacious beauty .... (Currently on diplomatic assignment to Scandalusia, right now, traveling in style across Gallia)
* M. Gen. Ziegfeldt von Phaulie: (0) Wears a monocle on a silk cord.
Has solid tactical skills, but very "by the book." When pressed, however, will try something
unconventional "for the sport of it." He has a solid infantry record.
Fond of schnapps (2 hip flasks ... after all, one has two hips, Ja?).
At 45/50 years, just starting to grey and is quite a ladies man. Favorite arms: his right.
He is an inept engineer, but has a passion for attempting engineering projects.
(N.B.) Gen. Phaulie will take a morale check if ordered to withdraw ... if fails morale, roll D 6
1-3 = fall back one inch; 4-5 = dither for a turn, 6 = will attempt to lead troops in a charge.
Phaulie will also attempt to join any unit which does charge. If Phaulie is killed, his
half-brother takes charge immediately from the middle of the brigade instead of waiting four
* Francios l'Marquise de Hottatrot: (1) Lewd, plain looking but not fat; a gourmet but
flatulent. Maintains a couple of ballerinas and is very keen on dance. Devil may care, reckless,
audacious, etc cavalry man. Secretly fond of Rhine Wines.
Awarded the Grilled Frankfurter for his agressive initiative and fight even though seriously wounded at the Battle of Bad Tannes ... now an initiative +1
Another tragic family secret is connected to some rumors:
a: he was born before his parents were married;
b: perhaps his real parents never did marry;
c: but his legal mom and dad dote on each other and are quite sensitive so he can't openly
research the problem ...
d: rumor also has it that his dandified legal father is more fond of young boys than girls ...
Brilliant at intrigue, he tends to be a major factor in Frankszonia undercover organs.
* Guiles, Count l'Beauphaup: (0) VERY LACE, ornate costume with high heels and makeup,
he was a protégé of the former Marquise de Hottatrot. Of course, he and the current Marquise
were childhood friends, and thus entered Frankszonia service together. Has some very well
appointed page boys, and is a noted ball room dancer. Known for his quick, mincing side step
maneuvers . Is a genius at supply and with siege guns. Usually, however, he is utilized on
diplomatic affairs.
* L'Haugen Bienz: (0) A scion of the Bienz family (Braun Bienz is also a noted member).
Considered a coarse and uneducated general, he is noted for his persistence, and has a reputation
for causing foes to run.
* Brig. Shlidelisht: (1) An erratic cavalry genius.
* Brigadier Feurstein: (0) hobby is fireworks.
* Oberst Pfallendaun: (0) financed by family brewery.
* Oberst Pfennighalter: (0)a man of great, compounded interests, usually organizes improved
militia units into reserve units.
* Brig. Rosenschnauz: (0) On the staff of Baron v. Ballpark, heavy (as in 300 lb) drinker. (promoted due to bravery and to wounds taken during Battle of Bad Tannes).
* Brig. Hilligekine Brattmann: (0) a young athlete, got command via family connections.
(Note: for those with little Deutschspraken ... Hilligekine is a lousy way to spell, Holy Cow).

* Leghorn Chicken: (1); by the book, works for chicken feed, but gets cut up a lot. Wounded at Seifriedsburg.
* Ken Sanders (1); Able to stand pressure and heat, crisp, good at regrouping fragmented units.

from the Britischerwurst:
* Roderick Woad, Earl of Hiccup: (1) : Dictatorial commander, very loyal to friends and
chivalric to ladies (has one great love he keeps secret). Thirsts for violence, highly aggressive
and is a duelist. Will always dash towards the sound of firing. Surrounded by sycophants and
misfits, which he keeps trying to train to elite status to be forlorn hopes.. .. in his
pseudo-Highlander regiment, the Black Skirts.
He loves to give bombastic speeches in which he denounces his foes as weaklings, milksops,
and namby-pambies. Secretly, he writes poetry ... very bad poetry. But he also writes satiric
limericks about his foes which he gets some loud sergeant to shout out over the field during
deployment ...
Note: Currently in service with Frankszonia because of Jacobite leanings ....

** Frankszonian agents:.
*Johannes Baddmann: either a remittance man or architect, whichever suits his current situation.
*Wilhelm v. Weiserwurst: supposedly an historian, traveling to research various lineages, etc.
* Frau Hilda Wasserschloss: an artiste, known for her quick sketches, watercolors, and snow jobs.
* Herr Eberhard Kunegunde: Master of the Secret Police.
* Herr Schwartzmann (the Dark Man): is this a person or a special job rank? Has been reported as a waiter at a Beer garden, a minor nobleman at a ball, a Croatian cavalryman, and a fuller.
* Lord Moose Hunter (an American Indian, the name is short for Chief Big Antlered Moose Caught in Ice): a superb scout, fluent in English, Spanish, and French ... and enough German to get by. Is used either to guide other agents on infiltration missions or to search a sector for
infiltrators ... is carried on list as a Master Huntsman.
* Baron Hans von Kluggelhande, a diplomat posted to Wien for the Rat ...

** leaders of the anti-Gallian nobles ...
which may be of interest to neighbors as they're seeking to hire mercs:
* Hans Muckiethaler: evil banker who is generating instability hoping to be able to control the stadt bundt if the Duchy falls.
* Sagehunde Thyme, Graf von Eischerheim: elderly but vigorous veteran, will be the C.O. of the noble resistance.
* Oberst Weis Parsliegh: brave, honorable, smart ... the white knight of the noble resistance.
* Lady Rosen Mariah: the fiery young beauty who seems to be the unacknowledged princess of the resistance.
* Oberst Von Trollop: commander of the various companies of cuirassiers who have gathered in the nobles’ resistance.
* Graf V, Pfalz: has raised an infantry regiment, publically to be a Freikorps, actually as part of resistance.
* V, Fisch: Leads the Fisch Freircorps. Relatives to the well traveled Lord and Lady Fischer from Britischerwrust.
* V. Graphk: Leads the Graphk Cuirassiers, composed primarily of retired and semi retired gentry, widely known for their colorful outfit and language.

Immune (plot) characters which could be mentioned or contacted
* Lady Rosenschnauz; (1)
* The Migraine ... uh ... Margravine Rhabbidiers
* Guiles, Count l'Beauphaup:
* Monsieur Philippe: A Gallian agent, perhaps, but reports to Gen. Chevert and to the Intendant Bastille.
* Cut-me-own-throat Dilbert: a brilliant sausage merchant ... just be very wary of what is IN his sausages .... currently on the lamb, uh, lam from Frankszonia due to the discovery of his hazardous concoction of ingredients normally found in gunpowder and bullet alloys ....

** Special Skills:
* Moosart: A young musical prodigy from some little village on the Elbow River, known for his exciting musical compositions, his bright church music, and his fascinating influence over rich, young women.
* Fettuccine: An Italian dancing master and rake ... survives because he’s also a fencing master.
Si* r Tom, the count Saucie: the tall, dark envoy from Duke Alfredo of Bologna ... middle aged but in good shape, having established himself as a decent cavalry officer prior to this appointment.
* Mistress Ewewarp: a plump master weaver and seamstress, is the contractor for the dresses and costumes for the masquerade.

A Local Ally:
Graf von Fusche de Bergerwart (1): traditional friendly family, based between Hesse-Homburg and Frankszonia. Possesses (Austrian style) a regiment of dragoons, a battalion of infantry with a good company of pioneers, an half battalion of jaegers, and a few light guns (the latter courtesy of capturing a convoy of anti-Gallian conspirators).

LOL) Ficksnore sounds more English somehow (Lord and Lady Ficksnore).

Units of Note ("a" or "b" flat? Or, as Germans, "d flat"):

A: Frankfurters:
(Note: older Frankszonian units are “Prussian style”)
Special Figures:
* Roderick Woad, Earl of Hiccup: (1) :
Mounted Cuirassier with sword stuck in side.
* Marquis d’Hottatrot: (1)
Mounted Dragoon casualty who looks like an operatic pose and singing.
* the Intendant, Baron de Bastille: (1)
mounted on blue trimmed rocking horse
*Lieutenant General Oscar Meyer: (2)
Mounted on green trimmed rocking horse, feathers in cap.

* The Porcelain Regt, dragoons (uniform lt blue coat, white cuffs, lapels and collar, lemon
yellow waistcoat an breeches or White coat, medium blue facings on cuff, label and Turnbacks.
Buff breeches and coat and a buff crossbelt. Red saddle with large white stripe with two blue
within the white.)
(currently following painted) 16 figs, @ (6 Morale)

. * Hillary's Hussies: / or / Frangipani Hussars; x 15 @ (7)
Hussars (7) 16 figs,- blue coat, red leggings and cuffs
Coat = blue; Trim = red Tunic = red; trews = yellow; boots = black; hat = red
(Note: at this time, Hillary’s Hussars and the Frangipani Hussars cannot appear on the same battlefield ..... I haven’t really painted the Frangipani Hussars yet, also the following Hussar units may appear in hostile commands under other names! Hussars, with my eyesight, are hussars) .
* Hiese Hunde Hussies (a hot dog cav unit) @ 12 figs (7)
(Green coats, white fur, blue pants, green hat bag)
* Arthur’s Hussars: 16 figs @ (7) Green / yellow outfit with Red hat bag

Coat / trim; Tunic / trews; Gaiters / boots hat / lace

* Lieb Garde Cuirassiers; 14 figs @ (8)
white / red ; (silver breast) / white black black / white
* Vinny’s Vincibles /: Cuirassiers: 14 figs @ (7)
Yellow / red; (black breast) / yellow red black / white
* Relischer Cuirassiers 12 figs @ (7?)
Green / red (black breast) / yellow black red / white
* Cellulite Cuirassiers: 12 figs @ (5?6?)
white / blue (black breast) / yellow black black / silver
* The Cellulose Scouts (a mounted rifles/light cavalry brigade). NOT YET AVAILABLE

* The Bombed Kennedy's (Bombardiers du Kennedy a siege artillery/engineer outfit).
At this time, I have about 6 light/medium guns, 3 @ 12 lbrs; and 3 whimsical chenille howitzers. Unfortunately, these have to be used by everybody ... as some are in blue coats, some in red, and some in brown, such divisions are plausible if completely nonhistorical.

** Chicken’s Brigade: ( a leg infantry unit)
* I/R Sanders/Chicken: 2 battalions x 12 figs @ (5) (rebuilt after Siefriedsburg)
Blue / red; Yellow / yellow black black/white
* IR Relischer 2 bats @ 12 figs rate (5)
Blue/ green; Yellow / yellow black black/yellow

** Von Balpark’s brigade:
* IR Braunsbienz, (mustard, uh, musketeers) 2 bats @ 12 figs, Morale rating (5)
(Blue with red turnbacks, white small clothes, lace).
* I R Footlongs: 2 battalions x12 figs @ (5)
Blue/Yellow white/white black/white black/white

** Brigade Rosenschnauz (promoted after Bad Tannes)
* IR Phaulie’s Fusils 2 battalions x 12 figs @ (5)
Blue / red; white/whte; black blue / white
* IR Futile Frankfurter 2 bats x 12 figs @ (5)
blue / yellow white / yellow black yellow / white

** Brigade Hottatrot:
* IR Hottatrot 2 bats x 12 figs @ (5)
Blue / red yellow white black/ yellow
* IR Robin’s Fusils 2 bats x 12 figs @ (5)
Green / red white / yellow black blue / white

** Guards Corps
* Sage Guard 1 bat x 12 figs @ (7)
Green / yellow white / yellow black red / white (owl feather)
* Grenadiers 2 bats x 12 figs @ (6) (Skirmish, grenade )
Blue / var white black var/ gold
Jay’s Jaegers 2 bats x 12 figs @ (6) (Skirmish, rifle)
Green/blue Green/ green black/brown black / none

** Evan’s Brigade (Freikorps)
* IR Princess’ Own 2 bats x 12 figs @ (4) (Skirmish )
pink / purple white/yellow black pink wrap
* IR Pfennigmann 2 bats x 12 figs @ (4) (Skirmish)
Purple / pink yellow / white black Purple wrap

Nathan’s Nationals .... militia made up of whatever is handy ....

* IR Black Kilts (Broderick Woad, Earl of Hicccup) x 24 figs @ (6)
Yellow tunic, Black Kilts, brown / red caps.

Polish Reds ... (use Britischerwurst units)

Also / shared with the Wieners, of course /
Frangipani Hussars (7)
According to Stephen Manley in “The War of the Austrian Succession: A Wargamer's Guide, Part II” on the Danish and German States armies the uniform of the Graf von Frangipani Hussar Regiment in Bavarian service was a "traditional uniform betraying their Hungarian origins" which I take to mean that the uniform was similar to the Austrian hussars'. That would include a
busby on the Hungarian pattern and color (brown I think, with a bag in the facing color).The details were yellow dolman, white frogging, dark blue cuff and pelisse with black fur trim on the latter, yellow breeches, dark blue schwrades, yellow boots. They had white leather equipment, black leather sabretasche, and a white, yellow, and "savoy blue" barrel sash. The saddle was covered with white sheepskin. The saddles and other horse furniture leather were black with brass metal fittings. The schabraque was dark blue, the border had a yellow dog's tooth pattern, and the blanket roll was dark blue. The shape of the schabraque had a rounded front corner and a drawn out pointed rear corner with a slight curve upward of the edge midway back, about where the circingle runs under the schabraque. The men were armed with carbine, pistols, and a curved saber.

The regiment was originally in Austrian service and taken over as a whole by Bavaria when the Austrian army demobilized in 1739 after the loss of the Turkish War. Note the clever timing of Austrian demobilization, just right to make them vulnerable to Fritz after the Emperor's death. Nominally the regiment had four squadrons of about 175 officers and men each. As with all
Horse and Musket period units, I suspect the actual official TO&E was "however many men answered roll call that morning". In June of 1745 the regiment was transferred to Dutch service. A second Bavarian Hussar regiment ended up at one squadron although it had a nominal four, before being incorporated into Frangipani.

The Cheesy Faction: Some Real Munsters ...

The Cheesers:

C: Cheesy Generals
* Roquefort (2): a devious, haughty and ruthless French soldier of fortune. Comparatively
immune to the wiles of women (not completely, just comparatively). Acts abruptly and often
violently to forward his mysterious goals or to demonstrate his sense of superiority.
(Suspected of being in cahoots with “vile Stagonia”).
* Von Ignatz (1) a practical leader. Concerned over the welfare of his troops and civilians.
Usually unfazed by tactical surprises and reverses. Has engineer's attitude: "whatever works."
* Gonzales St. Expedite (1) a brilliant cavalry leader. Often used to direct irregulars. Known
for surprising, sudden, and slashing raids. Will often taunt the hostile general either before or
after his raids.
* Magnus Musculus (0) a proponent of the offensive / defense in which the foe is enticed to
attack and then ambushed with superior forces or fire power. Known for great persistence
and furious assaults. While considered quite a ladies man, there are only a few dubious
scandals attached to his record. Likes to make broad, sweeping maneuvers against a foe's
flank or wing. Also is quite theatric in temperament. Usually wears a cloak. Can often be
distracted or decoyed out of position by quixotic quest imagination ....
* Michael O'Mauss (0) very popular with his troops and clients. Known for a cheery
disposition which refuses to submit to reverses. Also considered incredibly lucky by his foes.
He is an incurable romantic, but this leads him to permit his girl friend to often be endangered
by hostile action. Unfortunately, he frequently drives his officers to distraction by focusing on
petty and / or inconsequential details.
* Thomas Katt (0) and
* Jerome v. Trippen (2) a famous team, Katt usually handles the slower, larger regular units
while V. Trippen directs the light troops and irregulars. Generally popular with their troops,
they seem to have a habit of playing practical jokes at very awkward moments which has
frequently gotten them into trouble.
* Kirkenmaus (Promoted strictly on merit, considered quite impoverished by other Obersts)
* Gruyre,
* Appenzeller, (0)
* and Emmenthaler. (0)
You can't get cheesier than they are. (says the The Duke of Plaza Toro <1>)


** brigade Michael O'Mauss (0)
* Quatrie Brie 1 bat x 16 figs @ (5) (actually 4th Loraine, French)
1 bat x 12 figs @ (5)
(Whites, red sashes, blue turnbacks; black boots, black hats / white lace )
* Yellows 1 bat x 16 fogs @ (4) (Spanish??)
(Whites, yellow Sombreros)

** Die Kazekopfen Brigade> Thomas Katt (0) (Sepoy figures)
* 1st Kazekopf 1 bat x 8 figs @ (4/5)
Light grey coat brown pants grey Turban
* 2nd Kazekopf 1 bat x 8 figs @ (4/5)
Dark grey brown grey
* 3rd Kazekopf 1 bat x 8 figs @ (4/5)
Yellow coat brown pants grey turban
** Das Alte Kaze Brigade (sepoy figures)
* Gouda 1 bat x 12 figs @ (4/5)
Various various red turban
* Munster 1 bat x 12 figs @ (4/5)
Various various white turban
* Limburger 1 bat x 12 figs @ (4/5)
var. var. Green turban

The Weiners

(From the Imperial Capital at Wien on the Blew Danube ... famous for fresh water pearls, which Frankfurter alleges develop because of the grit and grease from the manufacture of the obviously inferior wieners).

* Empress Teaser Hopsbier (“The Merry Teaser,” flirtatious and tends to throw expensive parties, but really cherishes her folks ... and her soldiers, especially the tall, young, athletic ones). ...
* Her protégé: Marsha, the Countess Dawn, considered by most to be an harmless coquette (who actually is a brilliant military tactician) who masquerades as a man in order to be:
* Marshal Done: (2) Seems reserved and standoffish to his staff. He is extremely private
in his personal life and upholds very high standards of behavior. However, he often is
mysteriously gone when not on active campaign, and at these times nobody knows where he is.
He is known to be a confidante of the Empress and very influential in her program of military
* Feld Marshal Brownale (2) Boisterous and enthusiastic when in contact with the enemy. His
enthusiasm is shared with the troops with whom he likes to unofficially socialize. Has a
reputation for being able to rally units and to encourage dangerous assaults. He is a friend of Gen
Woad, the Baron Sipcup, or is that Hiccup?
* Prinz Joesipper: (0) hangs out with the cafe crowd. \
* Oberst Hasenpfeffer: (0) Impatient and peppery.
* Oberst Katzenhaus: (1) has also risen in the Wiener ranks due to exceptional services rendered.
* M. Gen. Schnitzelen: (0) classic case of prospering by being kicked upstairs.
* Oberst Spam: (0) is raising a jaeger regiment which he intends to flood into hostile areas.
* Waddle: (0)
* Schlogger: (0)
* Snorzen: (1) (a Baltic SoF)
* Wilhelm von Shlickt (1) : A freikorps leader, he avoids open combat.
His dubious reputation in small wars leaves a stain on the honor of the army ... Likes cigars.
A real Wiener ....
** Unfortunately, I did not get the citation for these, but I was reading something on the net and
ran across Graf Otto von Botelauden and Henrich Wallpot von Passenheim. So ...
* Graf Blotto von Bottleladen: (0) Middle aged, subject to wild mood swings, uses a prince nez
as it reminds him of the view through the bottom of the bottle or stein. While flagrantly
promiscuous on campaign, when at home or on any non-combat mission is notoriously
passionate about family and Frau. Actually, his income is derived more from a successful
tavern and inn chain / franchise than from the minuscule hereditary lands.
und ....
* Ernst Hallpot von Pissenhelm.: (1) soldier of fortune. Works on time limited capitularies
only. While rigorously loyal during period of contract, he has been known to refuse renewals at
the last moment. Otherwise, a good jack of all trades militarily. He has excelled at organizing
supply trains, depots, and hospitals. Details of his lineage seem curiously fluid.
* Riergard v. Rottenbrat: (0) Irritable, duelist, pettifogging administrator.
* Picklemany (2): Competent. Good leader, but tends to be conservative in approach to
* Blumentwit: (0) (Inspired by real, WWII German, Blumentrit).
* Grimsnifter (0)
* Sauerputz (0)

The Hungry forces include:
* Gen. Naggy (1)
* Eaterhasty: (1)

Wieners: (Austrian Style)

* Cuirassiers De PToumaine, 12 figs (7)
White coat //blue trim Black cuirass Black boot black hat /white lace
* "The Rotten-Bratten" Chevau-Legers, 12 figs (7)
White/ black Black Cuirass Black Boot black / white
* Von Schlickz .Bozniaks lt. cav.1 bat @ 18 figs* (4)
* Bottleladen Drag Queens, MC, 2 bat @ 15 figs (6)
White / blue white/white black black/white

** Wiener Line
* IGA: Grenadiers from Blumentwit’s Brigade 24 figs: (7)
White / var white / white black gaiters bearskin/various
* IGB: Hassenpfeffer, 2 bats x 12 figs @ (5) tricorn
White / green white / white black black / yell1ow
* IGC-Waddlle 2 bats x 12 figs @ (5) Miter cap
White / blue white black blue
*IGD: and Schlogger 2 bats x 12 figs @ (5) miter
White / red white black red
* Jaegers v. Spam 2 bats x 12 figs @ (6) rifle, skirmish , tricorn
Green / blue green black black/ green

** The Hungry:Line:

Nagy Brigade
* HIR 1 , fusiliers 2 bats x 12 figs @ (5)
white / blue white black black
* HIR 2, fusil 3 bats x 12 figs @ (5)
Blue / white white black black
* Pest Grenz 1 bat x 16 figs @ (4) Skirmish
Green Green black brown

Eaterhasty Brigade
* HIR 3 , fusil 1 bat x 12 figs @ (4.5)
red red black black
* HIR 4, fusil 1 bat x 12 figs @ (4-5)
Red blue black black
* Frontier Grenz 2 bats x 12 figs @ (4) skirmish
Dark blue / red blue black black

Special Unit:
The Kaiser Salud Guard (Includes Cuirassiers, Wiener and Hungry Guard infantry, and
(Note: about half the light / medium artillery is painted in Austrian colors)

Updates in progress

On a recent British Antiques Roadshow, I learned that Frankfurt in our period was a source of very high quality ceramics ... Delft ware, tiles, etc. so it seems appropriate that we add that feature to Frankszonia ... along with beanpots (that's bean, as in vegetable, not Balsm or bom as in crazy).

So, while waiting for the wife and I to feel good on the same day, I've begun a quick refresher over the various clusters of people and forces in my Frankszonian hysteria.

* Information on the Rulers and their Entourage\

* Hurtshog Stanken Fhartz v. Frankfurter (1) (ruler of Frankszonia, superficially brassy, in maneuvers tends to be silent but deadly, always speaks Frankly).
* Granny Loomis the Queen Mother (2) ... she has a great interest in artillery and has seen to a
reform and an improvement in that branch of service.
* Princess Stuftliana (0) ... the newly wed Duchess of Frankszonia, an exotic and hopefully fertile little dish.
* the Urpprinz “Smokie” ....
* Guiles, Count l'Beauphaup: (0) VERY LACE, ornate costume with high heels and makeup,
he was a protégé of the former Marquise de Hottatrot. Of course, he and the current Marquise
were childhood friends, and thus entered Frankszonia service together. Has some very well
appointed page boys, and is a noted ball room dancer. Known for his quick, mincing side step
maneuvers . Is a genius at supply and with siege guns. Usually, however, he is utilized on
diplomatic affairs.
* Lt. Gen. Oscar Meyer (2) (conservative, excellent in logistics and linear war; tall, florid fellow and somewhat older ... always a little sweaty but uses a spicy cologne);

* Coats of Arms or Flags:
(see "New Flag for Frankszonia" entry below)

* Secondary nations and Aggressor states:
The Cheese Factions, who are the real Munsters of this world .... manipulated by that smelly rogue, Roquefort.... often advancing from Limbruger.
Also we seem to be in perennial conflict with Stagonia ....
The Weiners tend to be more rivals than foes,, even though their ruler, the Merry Teaser is much loved.

* Geography:
See blog on boundaries and maps .....

* Produces and Industries:
Any kind of sausage, brat, frankfurter .... brass foundaries .... wine and beer .... pretzels .... yard grills ... also of high quality “Delft Ware” ceramics and tiles.
* Places of Interest for those on the Grand Tour
The Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, the Bischhof, the new Sausage Works, the new prison - Bastille; Bad Tannes ....