Thursday, January 31, 2008

What's Happened; What's Coming Up

Since my last post Pete and I had another "painting day". I didn't finish anything . . . but I pretty much came close with a pair of Heavy Horse units. When they are finished, I will have ten mounted regiments of my "substitute troops".

These will be four Heavy Horse (two each "Trotters" and "Gallopers") and six Other Horse (four Dragoons and two "Hussars"). True, not all of the Dragoons are "full-size" and the "Hussars" are really Cossacks masquerading as Hussars . . . but still, this will serve until I can get my RSMs primed and painted.

As for what lies in the future, it appears that we will be playing out another "proxy battle". There is a civil war raging in the Imagi-Nation of Jonathan, on of our fellow bloggers.

It seems that a pair of brothers (twins, if I recall correctly) claim the throne of the Landgraviate of Ober-Schweinsberg. One, Prince Asgar; the other, Prince Arnold. They have both been crowned Landgrave (by different bishops) and each is supported by many followers.

Anyway, it looks as if a battle may well be joined sometime in February. Jonathan has posted a map of the area around a town (Unter-Schweingau) where (presumably) the armies will meet. He has also sent us a list of officers for each army.

We don't yet have a list of forces involved, nor have we set a date for the battle . . . but we will when more becomes known. I do know that I'd like to get in another painting session in order to finish some of my troops (since they may be required to fill in for one of the brother's forces) . . . and, of course, I will be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Meanwhile, healthwise while I'm feeling a bit better . . . although still a bit "fragile", my dear wife is suffering. Today her doctor requested x-rays and a CAT scan to see if she'll require surgery (she's been suffering severe nerve pain in her neck since the holidays).

If surgery is required, that would definitely change things . . . still, for now we will continue to work toward a tabletop battle

-- Jeff


marinergrim said...

Please pass on my regards to your good lady and hoping for a full recovery.

Glad to hear you're feeling better as well.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Happy Friday Jeff,

I hope things go well for your wife. Enjoy the game in Sunday!

Best Regards,


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Jeff - best of best of luck to you and especially yours...

MurdocK said...

Sounds great Jeff,

There will be a school 'day off' on Monday the 11th of Feb, I may not be able to run the game then (or if I have the players here we might run it here?.

Anyway my best wishes and good thoughts to your good bride.

Fitz-Badger said...

Best wishes to you and your wife on the health front!
Looking forward to hearing more about the battle, and I am certainly following developments on the other blogs.