Thursday, December 31, 2009


The Dukes of Courland and Sachsen-Wachsenstein and the Margrave of Carpania and their families and subjects wish all of you:



Friday, December 25, 2009

(OT) Blogger Dashboard Alert


I discovered that Blogger has changed its "Dashboard".  Things will look different when you try to post something.

You now have a choice . . . and the New Post Editor does make things a lot easier.

How to enable the new editor

To enable the new editor, first navigate to your blog's Settings | Basic tab. Near the bottom of the page you will see a field called Select Post Editor, and from there you simply need to select Updated Editor and save your settings. That's it!

Anyway, I wanted to alert all of you so that you don't wonder what has happened.

-- Jeff, EvE group blog Inhaber


Monte-Cristo warmly welcomes the new members of our League: Kruppfalz & Skyria and the Kingdom of Katzenstein.

The Presipality recently established preliminary diplomatic exchanges with several other countries: Alstein, a currently 'Keine Namen' one and a complex still only known by the nickname of 'The Wholly Romantic Empire' (?): hopefully they'll join us someday.

The Great Antipodeal Continent of Pangaea is a world on its own, but events there deserve to be followed.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Bill (Gallia)

Merry Christmas

The Duke of Tradgardland and all his Household extends a Merry Christmas to all EvE fellow rulers old and new and their Households too...
May you all enjoy yourself as much as the Tradgardlanders depicted in the illustration here included!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hesse Holstadt becomes Hesse Boozewick

The Covenant of Colon announced the death of Prince Holstadt during the Battle of Hoegaaden against the forces of the Reich Duchy of Beerstein. Since the Prince had no heirs, his lands have been ceded to Lord Calvert von Boozewick. The composition of the new Hesse Boozewick army is on the Reich Duchy of Beerstein site. Check it out...

Another blogger who would like to join ...

I've been in correspondence with another gamer in Little Rock who's been experimenting with B.A.R.
His blog ...
is delightful,
And he'd like to join our expanding EvE universe ... so I promised him I'd mention him here!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Solstice Everyone

'Tis the winter solstice and it seems appropriate that I, as the founder of our group blog, wish all of our members a most joyous Holiday Season.

I have posted a photo of our "Yule Tree" (as usual, click on photo for a closer view). If you look carefully, you will find many "toy soldier" nutcrackers hanging from branches.

We now have well over 70 blog members. Did you realize that we had so many Imagi-Nations?

Please be sure to update your personal blogs with word of new units "raised" during the holidays . . . we all like looking at new toys.

Finally allow me to wish the very best to all of your Imagi-Nations (the vile Stagonians excepted, of course) not only during the holidays, but during the coming new year.

-- Jeff

Monday, December 14, 2009

Out tomorrow!

If I may beg the indulgence of the mess for a moment, I have an announcement to make on the Hetzenberg Chronicles.
The University of Hetzenberg Press master printers have completed their arcane work and have produced the first volume, to be released in .pdf format tomorrow. The poor fellows are still scratching their heads over why it was easier to produce than the paper-and-ink books they know so well. Their ruffled feathers will be soothed when the print version will appear in due course.

Friday, December 4, 2009

EvE Personalities At Thornrumple's Inn

Can you identify these EvE personalities assembled at Thornrumple's Inn? They are going to observe The Battle of Brittlestadt on 5 December 1759/2009. Answers now appear below. Arthur, send an email to me, bitte.

Three EvE nations are represented.

Your answers please? Hint: go back and look through photo stories on the Campaigns In Germania Blog in 1759/2009.

Identities Revealed Left to Right
Upper Floor:
From Frankzonia
Francois l'Marquise de Hottatrot
Der Hurtshog Stanken Fhartz (blue)
Guiles Count l'Beauchamp (sword)
From Tradgardland
Diplomat von Bergmann (Polish crimson)
From Gallia
Unnamed Supply Officer (Light blue)
Could be John OFM?
Outside At Front Door

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Worrisome weird events reported...

fortunately, from a very distant land. But... is our dear Old Continent safe from such an outburst of Unreason?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

OH FOUL DEED! Indeed!!


A most foul deed is performed in the Grand Duchy Of Van Demon's Land!
Please vist here to read of all the latest "Goings on"

Monday, November 16, 2009

Battle of Vollenbeck ends in Borogravian Victory

Read all about it:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Poll closing.

For those who follow the Hetzenberg Chronicles, the poll currently listed there will be closing within 24 hours. Votes and comments are welcome!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Allow me to introduce to you,...

Pictures of some of the characters that populate the Holy Mormoan Kingdom of New Wales are now ready for your viewing HERE

Friday, November 6, 2009


To all my Imagi-Nation friends.

Greetings and wish you and your families well.

One of my Confederates in the creation and production of the Direktorat aus Herrschaden has departed from us. His true name is Kevin Jowett, the principal of Battleline Scenics, a small independent business operation based in Australia, supplying wargames products and services.

He leaves a wife and sons. His brother has asked for all to know the business will continue at least for the moment. I do not know if any here (or on other wargamer boards) have orders/outstanding considerations etc, with the business. If so, please mail me direct.

Thank you.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

First Olley point


things are slowly but surely moving ahead at the Chronicles.

Happy Gaming

In the slums of Tradgardstadt

With a look of immense relief upon his face Freikorp Kaptain Heider began to roll up the yellow flag with the black pelican upon it.It had been a most successful evening - thirty men signed up and all looked like they could handle themselves both on and off the field of Mars.Kaptain Heider settled into the corner of his chair near the roaring fire,the flag having been placed in the sack under the table , and took out a couple of books from his worn and battered satchel. He opened the copy of Aquinas's Summa Theologica and became immersed in another world...His thoughts drifted back to the village school he had taught in before he answered the misguided call of adventure. He had been shocked to meet one of his former pupils tonight who had offered his services as a doctor for the company.A knock at the door brought him back to reality. His face returned to the familiar gruff mask of daily life as he acknowledged his supper with a grunt. Now back to St Thomas and the long hours to read in before the morning brought the problems of another day.
Tomorrow he must meet up with the mounted scouts of the unit- he shivered at the thought of such men...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Does anyone know who made these 25mm figures?

I need to buy nine more of these dragoons, but I have no idea who manufactured them. Does any one recognize the maker? They are 25mm, but on the small side. Thanks...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Affair at Eisenmuhlen

A battle report, in three parts, of the late Affair at Eisenmuhlen is posted at ColCampbell's Barracks. Please stop by for a look.

Photo by Bill Hamilton

The Imperium's Armeeabteilung Obere Sachsen advances toward the defenses of the Electorische Armee Thuringen.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Battle of Anheuser

A report on the recent Battle of Anheuser is available at the Murdock's Marauders site. Forces from a number of Imagi-Nations took part in this engagement . . . not all turned out as expected.

(note -- this was a proxy battle -- that is, one that was fought by third parties after the actual participants submitted their "Orders of Battle" and their "orders" . . . and the results, as in this case, often involve some surprises.)

-- Jeff

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Four EvsE Personalities At Battle of Schaumburg

10 October 1759/2009 Battle of Schaumburg. The 4th BIG Battalion BAR game hosted by Der Alte Fritz of Hesse-Seewald. Click on photographs to enlarge them.

Extreme Gallian left flank. Tagewerben was successfully taken by The Fischer Legion and two battalions of the Brigade of Lt. Gen. Armentieres. Near is a portion of 2/Berry. In Tagewerben is 2/Royal Roussillon. Hesse Seewald forces successfully prevented any further Gallian advance from here.

2/Royal Roussillon tangling with Hesse-Seewald Jagers armed with pesky rifles. Both units have earned "elite"status since 1755/2005 in our BAR games.

View from the Gallian left flank. The Pratzen Heights blocks your view of the Gallian center and right flank.

Behind the center you see Gallian Commander in Chief, Lieutenant Général Chevert on a light grey horse. Other EvsE personalities are atop one of our Victory Monuments.

Viewing the battle:

Frankzonia's Hurtszhog in a dark blue coat with associates, Count l'Beauchamp in light green and 'lMarquise de Hottatrot with raised sword. Tradgardland's premier diplomat von Bergmann in a Polish crimson justaucorps. How and when did von Bergmann arrive on the continent?
Wonderfully fun. Der Alte orchestrated a terrific game!

Alarms and Discursions

Amidst the roar and infernal smoke and total confusion of a great battle, The Frankszonian "guests" of Baron Bastille notice a slathered horse being led to the party.
A young Gallian dragoon hands an attache case to the Baron, who looks at a couple of the papers inside, and then quickly wheels his horse towards the rear shouting for an aide.
The messenger remonstrates, pointing to the Hurtshog animatedly, but Bastille brusquely orders the lad away!
L'Comte d'Beauphaup quickly overtakes the rider and inquires, "What news from Frankfurter, M'seur?"
"There seems to be a mutiny among the Frankszonian forces in their southern Stadt Wald, m'Lord," the lad replies, excitedly. "A supply train from Wittenberg was taken, and one of St. Maurice's patrols were ambushed! Several regiments seem involved, and they've got the support of the peasants in the forest!"
After sharing the shock and excitement (and a draft of cordial) with the lad, the count hurries back to the Hurtshog. To their pressing inquiries, he replies, "that foolish Gallian will be buying more of our seltzer and bizmuth, my lords." Then he adds, grimly, "It seems that the inevitable consequences of removing the Hurtshog from such an unstable stew as Frankfurter are already boiling over."

Countess Wilhelmina Celebrates

The Countess of Mittelweinpfalz celebrates the official bestowal of the Ancient and Honourable Order of the Tankard with the Guard of the Black Tower.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

College of Honors recognizes new honorees

The Reich Duchy of Beerstein's College of Honors invests new honorees:

Military Order of the Golden Crown
Der Hertzhog Stanken Fhartz of Frankszonia, Knight Commander

Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard
King Leopold IV of Wittenberg
Countess Wilhelmina of Weinpfalz
Lietung-Direktor Otto von Blitzenkrug, Der Direktorate aus Herrschaden
Prinz Kelson von Tisch

Order of the Goblet
Professor Jochaim Biergeliebter, Der Direktorate aus Herrschaden
Baron von J, Kingdom of Unkerlant

A Letter to the Erbprinz of Hesse-Seewald

Our dear Cousin,

Our gallant army has been successful in withstanding the invading Imperium hordes. This Saturday last our noble troops and their stalwart Brittanian allies defeated the attempt by the Imperium army to seize the important cannon foundry in the Barony of Eisenmuhlen. Although the enemy is still in the field before our lines, he has not tried any further advances. We are assured by our military advisors that the current position of our army will ensure the Imperium forces cannot advance into your left rear and threaten your defenses against the Gallians under Msr. Chevert.

I remain your humble and obedient servant,

Friedrich Hapnich, Markgraf of Carpania

A Letter to Lieutenant General Chevert

My dear Cousin,

The Reichsarmeeabteilung Obere Sachsen, under my command by order of the Imperium War Cabinet, has unfortunately not been as successful as I would have desired. Although we were able to defeat the perfidious Carpanians and their Brittanina allies at Alt Kirchendorf along the border, we were not able to continue with that success at Eisenmuhlen on Saturday last. Therefore we have not been able to advance any further and will thus not be able to threaten the left rear of the Hesse-Seewald army near Gotha. I am most apologetic in not being able to further the advance of your illustrious army but the Carpanian nut at Eisenmuhlen was just too difficult to crack.

I remain your most humble and obedient servant,

Bernard von Alderheim, Freiherr, MOGC
Feldzeugmeister of the Imperium army
posted from the field headquarters south of Eisenmuhlen near Coburg

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Frankzonian Hurtzhog and Gallian l'Intendant Bastille.

Frankzonia's Hurtzhog (center) conversing with Gallia's l'Intendant l'Comte de Bastille (right) on a street in Frankfurt Am Main, Germania.

Ten captioned photos tell the story in The Campaigns In Germania Blog. To find it, go over to the right and scroll waaaaay down.

Or use:

Votre serviteur,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Call for a Proxy Battle

I noticed that Murdock of the Duchy of Mieczyslaw fame is looking to host a "Proxy Battle" . . . so if anyone has a battle that they want fought by a neutral party, here's your chance.

He's announced it on his Murdock's Marauders blog (click to go to blog). (Read past the "Battletech" stuff the "Proxy Battle Search" portion of his blog).

He has fought a number of such proxy battles before . . . so if your Imagi-Nation is trying to figure out how to invade another Imagi-Nation which is controlled by someone far far away from you, you might want to take the man up on his offer.

-- Jeff

Monday, October 5, 2009

Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein at Eisenmuhlen

Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein (center with red small clothes and breeches), accompanied by the Dukes of Courland (on the left) and Sachsen-Wachsenstein (on the right) and their wives, enjoy the sights at the Affair at Eisenmuhlen this past Saturday (3 October 1759/2009). In the background you can also espy that ever present lassie, Frivolous Fiona MacGillicuddy (with her bumbershoot and flask of single malt!). Please click on picture for a larger image.

The battle report will be posted later this week after all the painters and illustrators have finished their works.

Proxy Battle Search


I am seeking a battle to perform on the Sunday 18 October.

Something that may be of some value or whimsy to your 'imagi'Nation.

Please contact me soonest so that we may hammer out the Order of Battle.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Blogger Problems Anyone?

I have been unable to post or upload pictures into any of my Blogspot blogs this evening. Has anyone else had this problem? I can type text and post that, but when I try to upload pictures from my computer, it is no go.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rectifying an oversight.

A semi-official communication from the Reich Duchy of Beerstein College of Honors has indicated that Reich Duke Wilhelm did not receive the Hetzenberg Freundshaft Order during his illustrious visit to the Grand Duchy. Grand Duke Karl is amazed, mortified and angered at the oversight! The Award is granted to Reich Duke Wilhelm forthwith along with Hetzenberg's profound apologies. The official responsible for the oversight has been promoted to command a detachment in the siege lines before Randstadt.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

College of Honors recognizes new honorees

The Reich Duchy of Beerstein College of Honors recognizes new honorees:
Militrary Order of the Golden Crown
Feldmarshall Leutnant Freiherr Bernard von Aldheim
Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard
Duke of Courland
Duke of Sachsen-Wachsenstein
Duke Charles de Comyn
Order of the Goblet
Ambassador, Ritter Gyorgy Lowenbrow

An emissary arrives.

The Freundshaft Order of Hetzenberg.
His Grace Grand Duke Karl of Hetzenberg is pleased to receive Colonel Gavrilio Aliolikos, emissary of His Majesty the King of Syldavia. He extends his thanks to His Syldavian Majesty for the gracious award of the Order of the Black Pelican, conveyed by the Colonel. The award of the Freundshaft Order is granted in exchange, with the hope and expectation it will mark the beginning of a long and cordial relationship between the two nations. Read of the encounter in an excerpt of the Chronicles.

Reich Duke Wilhelm arrives in Vienna

Reich Duke Wilhelm arrives at Schonbrunn Palace to receive an update on the latest activity of the Covenant of Colon. The Empress is planning a gala to honor young King Basil before his departure for home.

Monday, September 28, 2009

First Despatch from Syldavia!


After having taken great pleasure reading about your projects for some time now, I have finally started a blog detailing my own imagi-nation project of Syldavia (and Borduria). I invite you to visit.

On behalf of the King of Syldavia, I wish to open diplomatic relations with you.



Affair at Alt Kirchendorf

While Prince Ferdinand and Marshals de Contades and de Broglie maneuver after their clash at Minden and Ferdinand's Hesse-Seewald allies fall back through the Fulda Gap, a small battle is fought between the Electorische Armee Thuringen and the Reichsarmeeabteilung Obere Sachsen over an affair involving an attack upon Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein last spring.

Please drop by ColCampbell's Barracks to read the first part of the battle report. Will these actions further imperil the Elector's hold on western Germania? Only time and more fighting will tell.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Von Bergmann

Von Bergman has been finding it hard of late to remain patient and quiet as he regains his health. Although recuperating in the company of comrades old and new he has long since run out of reading material . His thoughts are filled with activity- diplomatic, military and heroic. He remains unsure as to whether he is needed to further the Jacobite Cause in Scotland or whether he should return to the Duchy of Tradgardland his heimat. His eyes look out to sea , staring into the middle distance in pensive manner...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grand Tour 2

Good morning ! Many thanks to those who expressed an interest in a visit during the forthcoming Grand Tour..

Would it extend options if I offered a figure in 15mm and/or 6mm also?

best wishes


A important Note and request concerning the Morean story

Hi all

Please read this as it concerns the continuation of the story of Morea. I would realy apprecaite if someone answered the call.

With Respect
Konstantinos Travlos

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A postcard...

Gentlemen , I thought you might enjoy this Swiss border post/sentry box from 1939. Note the picture painted upon the side...

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Unleash the Dogs of War!"

Open warfare has broken out between the Margraviate of Carpania and the Duchies of Courland and Sachsen-Wachsenstein. The small border town of Alt Kirchendorf will be the Champs de Mars in a battle tomorrow, Sep. 19th, 1759/2009.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grand Tour

Would any of our imaginations be interested in hosting a "Grand Tour" for a 28mm figure from the Duchy of Tradgardland. I imagined him being sent through the mail from country to country and appearing in your battles (as an observer of course and/or staff member ) and your blogs.My idea is at an embryonic stage but I wondered who was up for it...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Preparations in Courland

Rumors abound in Courland over the recalling of Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein to Vienna. Will additional troops be assigned to the Reichsarmeeabteilung Obere Sachsen? Only time and the Empress' wims will tell.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Empress Maria Theresa recalls Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein to Vienna

Empress Maria Theresa recalls Reich Duke Wilhelm von Beerstein to Vienna in response to the Coalition of Colon's military exercises. Young King Basil was also invited to attend the Council of War. Reich Duke Wilhelm regrets terminating the Grand Tour, however, the Empress must be obeyed!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Hunting we will go ....

The time approaches for the annual visit to Ausfhart by the Hurtshog, Stanken Fhartz.
The old castle of Einfhart has been renovated, and there's a family reunion scheduled for the annual late grape harvest (okay, it's probably later than that in real Germany, but I always liked Reisling Spatlaze Rhine wines).

Since the family is as politically united as Frankfurter itself, this is going to take some ticklish diplomacy ....

Intendent Bastille pours himself a solid cup of Benedictine (Chevert Wine is for more delicate occasions) as he sees L'Comte Beauphaup sashaying towards his office.

War in the north heats up

It's July in Unkerlant. The fourth month of our terrible civil war. You can follow the action at:

Sunday, September 6, 2009


The Duchy of Tradgardland is at present undergoing renovations in the shape of a new kitchen and also new flooring and bookshelves in the sitting room and dining room.

We have bought a great number of metal brackets to hold shelves to house the Ducal Library. Sadly we are unable to remove the glue left on the brackets after the removal of the "sticky labels."

Any ideas of what to use to remove the residual stickiness would be really appreciated!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Gentlemen, allow me to introduce myself

The name is Peter and I've just started a wargaming blog. One of the projects will be 7YW Imagi-Nation called the Dietsche Unie.

Please visit and let my alter ego, Pjotr Nyudrev, guide you.

My Imagi-Nation should be situated north-west of Pils-Holstein, centered around modern day Dutch and Belgian Limburg.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Ecclesiastical matters

News from The Bishopric of Weltschmerz-Hammerklavier can be found here-

Thursday, September 3, 2009


"Ausfhart" and "Einfhart" being some of the biggest cities in Germany (after all, you can't drive ANYWHERE there without being directed to them), it seemed that I should incorporate them into Frankszonia, where, after all, the House of Fhartzen rules ...
I'd thought of making Ausfhart the village and Einfhart the castle, located somewhere in the Tannesberg ... but am looking for suitable images (this is a family board, remember!) of villages, forested hills, etc. to employ ...
Noticing that some of you folks are a whole lot better than I am at this sort of search ... I figured I'd ask for contributions (money acceptable but not tax deductible ... kidding!).

On the Border

Forces of the Imperium on the Tradgardland border:
C in C- Graf von Apfelstrudel
Infantry Regiment Kaiserschmarrn ,
Infantry Regiment Schwarzwalder Kirshtorte ,
Linzertorte Curaissiers ,
Lebkucken Hussars ,
Knoedel Grenz Hussars,
A detatchment of Schaumrollen Grenzers and elements of the
Train of artillery...
Watch this space for more information soon...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Interesting days...

An army of occupation and liberation from the Imperium has marched into Saschen-Vindow today. They have been met by cheering crowds who have given them flowers, bread and bottles of the local schnapps.
The local populous have long fretted that they were to become part of the Duchy of Tradgardland since the death of their beloved Duke Peter.
The Imperium commander, Graf von Apfelstrudel, told all who would listen the following-
“As far as the Imperium is concerned Saschen-Vindow is, and always has been, part of the Imperium. We look forward to a long and glorious stay here and hope to pay a visit into Tradgardland to reclaim territory that was once ours!”
Interesting days ahead…

Saturday, August 29, 2009

18th Century"war-games"

I am looking for information on how "large scale" manouvers/training excercises took place in the 18th Century. Questions of importance to me are wheter or not they used umpires,live firing,firing ranges and the alike. Any pointers on where to look would be great...

Monday, August 24, 2009


My Dear Lords and Ladies
The CO of the Yarra Militia, requests that you cast a vote for what you feel is the Best Regimental Colour (Flag) for his Regiment, (pictured below).
Please visit HERE and cast a Vote!

Militia Flags for viewing.

Interested in Flags?
You can read all about the Militia Flags thet are carried with pride by the Militia regiments of the HMKoNW! Click HERE!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


There is cause for celebration amoungst many of the subjects of King Phillip I. But for some in the Holy Mormoan Kingdom of New Wales, their King and Church has created the beginings of civil war.
What has caused such strife? Visit the HMKoNW and find out!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Real Loss - For those of you who do not know but Ed Studer, owner and operator of Tradition USA, has passed away. I do not know the details of his passing, just that his wife, Miriam, informed me that they would no longer be operating their miniatures business. I don't know how many of you purchased miniatures from Tradition USA but for the several years that I did, I found Ed to be a real gentleman as well as a great businessman. He was always there to back up his product and to answer questions. I had occasion to call him a couple of times and those phone calls never seemed to be inconvenient or for that matter anything but cordial. The world of wargaming needs more entrepreneurs like that. I know I'm going to miss him a lot. - Mike

Friday, August 14, 2009

Diplomatic Affairs

Great Ball last night in the Palace in honour of Countess d'Anis, just returned from a pilgrimage to La Santa Bauma, Mary Magdalene's Holy Cave in Provence.
On her way back to Monte-Cristo the charming Cavenderian ambassador visited the military harbor of Toulon, touring at length the defenses of the town. Given her perfect mastery of the French tongue, the Gardes escorting her (in civilian clothes) did not have to explain why the 'locals' claim the huge naked statue on the main wharf to be that of Amiral de Cuverville.

Some maliciously noticed that the nature of her escapade did not prevent Lady Patronelle and Herr Hermann Geldversteckt of rationalist Herrschaden from spending most of the evening together.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

the first battle of the Unkerlant camapign

The post battle report of the Battle of Salzenmund awaits your leisure at the Baron's blog:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Diplomatic Report from Cavenderia

To: his Majesty Reich Duke Wilhelm of Beerstein
From: His Majesty's most devoted Ambassador General Graf Joffery von Silz
The Royal court has been a vibrant and chaotic place upon news of your near arrival. I and all of Cavenderia look forward to seeing your Majesty. The Prinz, if I may be so bold, had demonstrated notable adjustments to his emotions daily since my arrival. However, upon hearing of his esteemed cousins immanent arrival has been nothing but joyous and exuberant in his pursuits this week.
The Prinz has personnaly inspected every detail of the royal itenerary. Many battalions and garrisons have been called up to provide the utmost security during his Majesties' visit and should prove very relaxing.
The Prinz has told many a tale of your Majesty's exploits at his Uncle's sea manor and has planned a relaxing time there at the conclusion of the trip. So it is with heavy heart that I must relay some disturbig news I have ascertained recently.
In my capacity as diplomat I have heard rumours of Cavenderian privateers attacking Morean vessels and a terrifying coup attempt upon her Royal person, Theofilia. I truly believe no harm will befall Young Basil but have a feeling that Cavenderia may not be as pro-Morea as first thought. I will stay vigilint in my pursuit of information at this time all of this could be only healthy economic coersion. There is one more matter of interest, there seems to be a schedule for two distinct events of important persons visiting on the horizon. Of course, your Majesty and young Basil's visit is certainly spoken of publicly the second visit seems to be of great secrecy and brings an almost euphoric mood upon the Prinz in the brief instances I have overheard the discussion.
We look forward to your arrival,
Your respectful and faithful servant.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Achtung! International Ansage Nr.5


"Attention Nations"

Der Direktorat aus Herrschaden warmly announces the completion of docks along the Oester river. Already, Regt Ostbanhalt has been dispatched (under authorized Direktion, code OIIIIIIIO), to travel the Oester north-east to the Baltsee.

Direktor Walther Picklesturm has surveyed and therefore direkted the establishment of a Freidistrikt, for the creation of a land-corridor, between Herrschaden and the sea, for trade and tourism.

All non-belligerent nations are welcome to apply korrektly (in writing), to use this facility for the peaceful purpose of commerce. Nations should also be aware, this district is now Direkted by Herrschaden and in due course will become a main centre of ship-building and a provider of all raw materials produced by Herrschaden.

Furthermore, travel along the Oester to, through and beyond Herrschaden, is now subject to a tariff. Exemptions from this are to be forwarded korrektly (in writing) to:

Unterdirektor Maximillian Weiss, c/- Der Direktorate aus Untersuchung
Blitzenkruz, Central Distrikt,
Herrschaden 0110

In addition, the following nations are exempt from tariff and are invited to dispatch a delegation of personnel to overseer the construction of their trade chapter-house:
Presipality of Monte-Cristo
Reich Duchy of Beerstein
Princedom of Cavenderia

Nations wishing to invest in the establishment of a trade chapter-house, should do so as soon as possible. This new construction developement (yet again, another Direktorate innitative), is selling off-the-plan fast.
Prime sea-side real estate, with views, wont last long. Dont be the 'last-of-the-nations'....

An officially authorized announcement by Nelneih Trebor, on behalf of trade relations, kontrolle and anweisung , Herrschaden.

"Go ahead - make a nice day"

Authorization Code ID: OIIIIIIIO

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have kindly been invited to join the Emperor vs Elector site to report upon my attempts to create two fictitious states, that of Scotia-Albion and its historical enemy the Grande Duchy of Comyn. Progress can be viewed at This site has been an inspiration and driving force to get this project off the ground, hope I can live up to its high standards.
Graham C