(a report sent to Cavenderia by their ambassador, Monsieur Dashiell Jeansonne)
I find myself the bearer of terrible news. Before I even had a chance to reach the borders of Saxe-Bearstein, I found myself in a coach with another foreigner.
He was a grenadier, one Nils Norberg, in service to Lutelande and bore terrible news. He too was on his way to the Saxe-Bearstein Court. He had be dispatched by his commander to carry this news to Saxe-Bearstein . . . and, since it also concerns Cavenderia, he passed it on to me as well.
They discovered that those vile Stagonians have newly recruited 8 full battalions of additional soldiers!
These 6,000 men are being secretly trained and while they have not yet been issued uniforms, they do represent a very significant threat to all nations in the area.
It seems that the new vile King, Ludwig the Mad, is brewing some sort of mad scheme . . . but where and when he will choose to use these troops is unknown at this time.
As for Furst Bruno von Ursa, he received me most graciously and has welcomed me to his Court. However he then retired to his counsels to evaluate the news that Grenadier Nils Norberg of Lutelande had brought.
I will write further when I know more.
Your obedient servant,
Dashiell Jeansonne(note that the photo to left shows Monsieur Dashiell Jeansonne and Grenadier Nils Norberg.
Or, in other words, I got some 200-odd infantry figures today for the army of those nasty vile Stagonians.
Both are 25mm figures. The former is from Eureka and the latter is one of John Bertolini's Lutelande Miniatures.
Sadly the flash has distorted the colors. Both figures look much better in person.)