Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beerstein's New Cavalry Uniforms

Prinz Wilhelm II von Beerstein, Colonel of the Pilsner Horse Grenadiers receives prayers.

General, Baron Ludwig von Brewski and his aide Capt Moore Hops head the Cuirassiers.

The Kronenberg Cuirassiers sport a new battle ensign.

The Corona Cuirassiers also received new colors.
General, Baron Geoffrey von Lista takes command of the Dragoon Brigade.

The Falstaff Dragoons are veterans of several campaigns.

The Furstenberg Dragoons are also veterans and are proud to join the new brigade.

The Holsten Leib Hussars have always been responsible for screening the army.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Lord Calvert greets his Brigade Generals

General, Lord Calvert von Boozewick and his hounds receive a minister's blessing.

Lord Calvert greets Brigadier of Infantry Baron Johnny Walker "Black" (left) and Brigadier of Infantry Prince Jack Daniels (right).

In the front rank are the esteemed cavalry commanders: Prince Wilhelm II, Brigadier of Cuirassiers Graf Hiram Walker, and Brigadier of Dragoons Jim Beam.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Brigadier, Sir David Linienblatt's Campaign in the Barony of Alesgarden (Part 1)

After crossing the River Ales, Brigadier Sir David Linienblatt, marched to the Capital of Alesgarden. He decided to garrison the city with the Saxe-Bearstein Battalion von Schafbock before continuing on to Anheuser.

Seeing the devastation of the recent battle, Brigadier Sir David Linienblatt decided to help the citizens of Anheuser by garrisoning the city with the St. Pauli Pontooniers and the San Miguel Pioneers.

The pontoon train, engineers, and vivandieres are specifically designed to repair the infrastructure and build defensive positions.

Brigadier Linienblatt has order the City of Anheuser to be fortified in case the army has to fall back to a defensive position. The San Miguel Pioneer were last seen preparing an artillery position for the Lady Louise Light Artillery.

Brigadier, Sir David Linienblatt leads his infantry north from Anheuser into the center of the Barony of Alesgarden in search of the enemy .

Brigadier Linienblatt at the head of this cavalry. He has ordered the Princess Haley Hussars to seek out Baron von Ballpark, the Commander of the Frankszonian Forces. He is believed to be gathering his army near the City of Oldenburg.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thanks for the memories...

5000 visits to the Reich Duchy of Beerstein. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Troops from the Margrave of Moscovia

The Sobieski Infantry Battalion in march column.

The Leibgarde Grenadiers and the Raczinski Musketeers form the first brigade.
The Fynski Musketeers and the Sonderheim Musketeers are the second brigade.

The Butyski Musketeers and the Schotse Musketeers form the third brigade. The battalion names were shamelessly taken from Vereinigte Freie Stadte Army of Charles Grant who first inspired me many years ago with his book "The War Game". He game me my first glimpse of wargaming and life has never been the same since. THANKS!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

General Lord Calvert assumes command

General Lord Calvert and his hounds assume command of the Covenant of Colon Army. His own Hesse-Boozewick Glenfiddich Grenadiers muster in their training area.

Hesse-Boozewick's Ballantine's Musketeers muster with their Grenadier company.

Murphy's Musketeers sport their new Hesse-Boozewick flags.

Lord Calvert inspects the Seagrams Fusiliers. His standard represents the four armies of the Covenant of Colon, Duchy of Hesse-Boozewick, Landgrave of Lorraine, Margrave of Muscovia, and the Bishopric of Bristol

Col Seagrams admiring his new battalion flags.

A better look at the Hesse-Boozewick Glenfiddich Grenadiers.

Schenley's Musketeers and the Meyers Musketeers form the first brigade