Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grenadier Battalion Complete!!

The Knochenhauer grenadier battalion has finally completed its march to join the Fleisch-Spätzlestadt army. This battalion is freshly outfitted for battle and is of course being assigned to the first line of the army in Metzler's Brigade. The Knochenhauer grenadiers cut an imposing image, but the expectations of the Prinz will be set high.

Friday, October 9, 2009

A second big battalion complete

Thanks to those who commented on my first battalion.

This past week another big battalion was mustered. Painted in the spirit of Prussian IR25 it will perform double duty as one of the first line regiments of Prinz Kelson von Tisch, and will be known as Regiment Kohler, currently commanded by colonel von Sink. Von Sink's career almost went down the drain due to gambling debt, but he's washed that from his past and is now in favor with the Prinz. When Fleisch-Spätzlestadt goes to war, von Sink and Regiment Kohler will be prepared.

And here is Regiment Kohler behind Regiment Fleisch.

And here Colonel von Sink and Colonel Brauthammer leaving the headquarters to rejoin their men after discussing exciting developments

They've learned that Prinz Kelson will soon be issuing all his regiments with new flags to better display the glory of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt. It is anticipated that when the Knochenhauer Grenadiers arrive in the army camp in the coming weeks that they will also be in possession of new standards for the army.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Regiment Fleisch

Wow...It took me from February to get something substantial done. What follows are pictures of my first 60 figure battalion for Fleisch-Spätzlestadt.

The battalion was made up to be close to the Prussian IR19. I have yet to make a nice flag for Fleisch-Spätzlestadt, but I have extra standard bearers for that to replace the ones with the IR19 flags.

The large battalion saw its first fight this past Historicon split up for a game of OGABAS as regiment Kohler, led by Colonel von Sink, and regiment Fleisch led by colonel Brauthammer.

Reports will read that regiments Kohler and Fleisch accounted themselves well in anchoring the right flank of the army of Princess Trixie at the Battle of Lagersteinplatzendorff. In truth they failed to activate a few times, but generally looked threatening holding the wooded area on the flank as part of the right wing that repulsed several impressive cavalry attacks and enemy probes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Muster

With the approach of Spring, the troops of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt are finally gathering. Here are the beginnings of 3 separate battalions, two of musketeers and a converged grenadier battalion.

I've decided on 60 figures as the basis for my battalions. Starting with a maximum size for the BAR rules gives the flexibility of using fewer figures for battalions in other rules, such as OGABAS and M&R.

These figures in the 3 battalions are all Minden Miniatures. The battalion gun crews however are still in need of some fine battalion guns..the search will continue at Cold Wars.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Origins of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt

The House of Fleisch was originally a dynasty descended from intermarriages of both Catholic and Protestant. Landgraves Stephan I and Heinreich III married descendants of King Jorge of Bovenia. However, from Heinrich IV onwards,the family became adherents of Calvinism.

The Landgraviate of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt expanded in 1606 to Principality when Heinrich IV, Landgrave of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt, inherited the Landgraviate of Fleisch-Hamburg from his childless brother, Lucius, the Landgrave of Fleisch-Hamburg (1536-1605).

During the Thirty Years' War, Calvinist Fleisch-Spätzlestadt itself was occupied by Imperial troops. It is most likely that during this conflict the long lasting seeds of tension were sown with its eastern neighbor,the emerging Duchy of Hefeweizenbach.

Heinrich IV was succeeded by Heinrich V and Heinrich VI. In successive years the rulers of Fleisch-Spätzlestadt would be most known for their mercenary attitude and the wholesale bartering out of their regiments for land and wealth. Their steel nerved musketeers and impressive artillery was world renowned. For the ambitious powers in Europe, victory could be won for the cost of 12 pounders served by Fleisch-Spätzlestadt.