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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Now for something completely different

I have stated before that I tend to jump about a bit and seem to have a bit of a low attention span. Well  I have been greatly inspired by the blogs etc of people with imaginary nations, and lets be right Charles Grant, Robert louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells,all created such nations.
 So I have been painting up my ducal guard lancers and ducal guard grenadiers. Why is it that wargamers tend to start with guard units? I had a few spare RSM Russian units [if there is such a thing] and decided to model the army around the basic colour of deep yellow. I have always been interested in the historical figure Augustus the Strong of Saxony and Poland [ what a name!] and decided that the duke of my nation/state would be one of the many illegitmate children that he fathered. The army will be a combination of east meets west, hence the eastern guard lancers.

I was inspired, after I had seen this RSM figure in the excellent  LEAD GARDEN blog, and had to have such a unit. So well done for the inspiration and help. I will have to include a jannisary type guard  [ again] unit to bring a bit more exocticism to the army.
  Again these are not the best painted unit Ive done, but I wanted a more toy soldier simplistic look.  I am also doing a ducal string quartet, curtesy of Eureka miniatures.

4 comments:

  1. Rob, so what's your Imagi-nation called? I might have to resurrect the Palatinate of Prunz und Kustidz........

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  2. Welcome to imaginationing - I look forward to hearing more...
    Alan

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  3. The "Emperor vs Elector" group blog is for 18th century Imagi-Nations.

    It is NOT intended to replace personal blogs, but rather to supplement them by providing a central location for the interaction of our Imagi-Nations:

    http://emperor-elector.blogspot.com/

    If you would like to join our group, email me at . . . bluebearjeff@shaw.ca . . . and I'll get Blogger to issue you an invitation.


    -- Jeff Hudelson, EvE Inhaber

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  4. Of course Augustus was called "the Strong" simply becaise he littered Northern Germany will illegitimate brats - no bad reason that- he was at best a poor politician and a crappy general but an ace s*****r so more power to his ... er elbow !!

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